WBGO Blog
  • The Drive Starts

    September 11, 2008. Posted by Amy Niles.

    In the two years that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of this great WBGO family as an employee, I don't think that I have experienced a more unifying experience as our member drives. Read more

  • Ballard/Delgado Apartment for Sale

    June 10, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Apartment for Sale
    We're soundchecking Los Guachos at the Village Vanguard right now.
    I just learned that Jeff Ballard and his honey, Lourdes Delgado, are moving.
    To Spain. There's only one catch - they need to sell their apartment in Brooklyn.
    So if you or someone you know is in the market for a 2BR pad in the
    Windsor Terrace section of Brooklyn, here's the listing.
    Let me know if you buy it, so I can collect my broker fee.
    Kidding.
    -Josh

  • From the "Pledge Central" trenches

    May 7, 2008. Posted by Jennifer Spiegler.

    Well, April showers have brought May flowers and the May Fund drive. I am still amazed at Gary Walker's and Doug Doyle's ability to raise what seemed to be an impossible amount in the opening four hours of the drive. And here we are again, enjoying what I fondly call " Dinner at Sylvia's" and being amused, in between calls, with the antics of Awilda and Brian.

    Looking back, the winter drive came fast on the heels of the demise of CD 101.9 and I personally answered many pledge calls from sad former WQCD listeners who often would say " we have to support WBGO - it's all we have left" and would pledge generously. In the May drive I have answered similar calls. Interestingly, one such former WQCD listener asked, as he opted for a straight ahead jazz thank-you gift, if we had anything by Alex Bugnon. It occurs to me that, just as we now have four hours' programming on Sunday night aimed at this newest addition to our audience, we also have some thank-you gifts for items that may appeal to them as well!

    More to come as the bandwagon moves along. Hop on and contribute!
    Your trusted volunteer,
    Humberto