WBGO Blog
  • WBGO's Fall Program Guide Goes Digital

    August 29, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    WBGO has been mailing out the Upbeat program guide for decades. We recently discovered some gems from the early years and thought we would share a few of those covers here.

    WBGO has been at the vanguard of technology with online streaming of our programs, HD, HD2 (the jazz bee), mobile apps and more. In an effort to keep Upbeat in step with all these forward thinking efforts, we have created a digital version of our familiar program guide, which you can view online, magazine style with embedded links right to further information on our website. Take a test drive of this new service below and let us know what you think.

  • Jazz Tech: Tune In, Turn On

    July 15, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    Wire basket antenna

    Radio is a finnicky thing - while it may seem simple (turn it on and it just works!), radio waves are subject to many complex rules of physics. Any of you that may be trying to pick up WBGO in the basement of a steel or concrete building, or in the shadow of a tall building or in the valley of large hill, likely already know this. While we don't ask or expect that you go and build (as pictured above) a wire-mesh backet antenna, there are a couple things you can do to increase your chances of getting a great sounding signal through your radio.

    To that effect, we're starting a series called Jazz Tech. We'll explore all things tech and how it can enrich your jazz-listening life. The first thing we'll cover is antennas - a relatively easy and inexpensive way to upgrade your radio. All the nitty-gritty details after the jump.

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