Signal Society and Producer's Circle
Members of the Signal Society and Producer's Circle directly impact our Bay Area community by making significant investments to ensure the future of KQED's high-quality, engaging programming and services. In recognition of their generous support, these members receive invitations to exclusive events throughout the year, designed to offer a unique, behind-the-scenes look at KQED's diverse programming. Here are a few examples of recent Signal Society and Producer's Circle events:
Chris Kimball from America's Test Kitchen at
Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito
In November 2012, members were treated to a wine and hors d'ouevres reception with host Christopher Kimball of America's Test Kitchen in conversation with KQED's Chief Operating Officer Don Derheim. Christopher spent the afternoon signing books and discussing cooking techniques with our Signal Society and Producer's Circle guests. Additionally, each guest received a signed copy of the recently released cookbook The Science of Good Cooking from America's Test Kitchen.
Carl Kasell at Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park
In November 2012, nearly 200 Signal Society members got a chance to meet KQED Public Radio's Cy Musiker and Carl Kasell, longtime NPR news announcer and current host of NPR's news quiz Wait, Wait! Don't Tell Me, at a wine and appetizer reception. Afterwards, 45 Producer's Circle members enjoyed dinner and engaged in an interactive and personal conversation with Carl and Cy.
Curious George at the KQED Broadcast Studios
In October 2012, Signal Society and Producer's Circle members were invited to bring their families to the KQED studios to meet Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat. Hundreds of guests and their children had an opportunity to build parts of an interactive Lego installation, make fun flipbook keepsakes, touch and learn about snakes and other reptiles and have lunch with fellow KQED fans and supporters.
We have more great events coming up in 2013 for our generous supporters. Join the Signal Society or Producer's Circle today for the opportunity to attend these special events:
Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace
In May 2013, major donors will have a chance to meet Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace, the public radio show that brings millions of listeners the context behind the economic news of the day.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.