WBGO Blog
  • 2013 Blues Hour Thanksgiving Top Ten

    November 29, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    More listeners voted in the 9th annual Thanksgiving Blues Poll than ever before.  Don't ask.   I lost count — of how many voters.  I've counted all the votes.

    Here's a phenomenal number: 143. That's how many musicians or groups got votes. He's a top-ten of WBGO blues listener favorites.

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    Muddy Waters and BB King were even at the beginning of Wednesday's blues hour, and surges of votes for both happened during the hour.  Muddy was up, then BB was up, then Muddy, then BB, then Buddy Guy vaulted up to pass BB, and Muddy  jumped even higher.  Fifth year at #1 for Muddy Waters.

    1st    Muddy Waters
    2nd    Buddy Guy
    3rd    BB King
    4th   (tie) Howling Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughan

    6th    John Lee Hooker
    7th    Tedeschi/Trucks Band
    8th    Albert King
    9th    Johnny Winter
    10th   (tie) Robert Cray and Taj Mahal

  • WBGO's 6th Annual Coat Drive

    November 20, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    Coats display

    WBGO's 6th Annual Coat Drive begins Monday, December 9, 2013 and ends January 17, 2014. Donate your clean, new or used coats for infants, children or adults in need this winter. Drop off locations and times are:

    WBGO: Monday - Friday, 10AM – 4PM

    54 Park Place, Newark, NJ

    Christoffers Flowers: Monday - Saturday, 9AM – 5PM

    860 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside, NJ

    WBGO Coat Drive

    Coats will be distributed to charities within Essex County.

  • Listen Now: Randy Weston & Billy Harper Live at WBGO

    November 15, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Listen now to pianist Randy Weston and tenor saxophonist Billy Harper perform live at WBGO and talk with WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton about their new Sunnyside CD, The Roots Of The Blues. The duo perform at New York's Iridium on November 26th and 27th. Enjoy!