January 7, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Starting Sunday, WBGO will have one week of specials celebrating the life and music of Dr. Billy Taylor. With eight special broadcasts over seven days, there are many opportunities to tune in or log on to hear the late, great Billy Taylor.
Sunday – Jan 9 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:00pm
Monday – Jan 10 – Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz featuring Billy Taylor– 8:00pm
Tuesday – Jan 11- Jazz Profiles spotlights Billy Taylor – noon - Wednesday –
Wednesday - Jan 12 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Joe Lovano – 9:00am
Wednesday – Jan 12 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:30pm
Thursday – Jan 13 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Nancy Wilson– 2:00pm
Friday – Jan 14 - Gary Walker with Billy Taylor at the piano – 9:00am
Saturday – Jan 15 – JazzSet - Billy Taylor 80th Birthday Tribute Concert – 3:00pm
© 2011 WBGO
December 28, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.
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November 11, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Tune in to Caucus: New Jersey's "Democracy Works: NJ Race for Governor Roundtable Wrap Up" featuring WBGO Jazz 88.3's News Director, Doug Doyle. This half-hour program features members of the print, electronic, television and radio media analyzing the campaigns of New Jersey gubernatorial candidates Jon Corzine, Chris Christie and Chris Daggett. The panel is a “post mortem” if you will, about this highly publicized race discussing what lies ahead for the new governor and how he will deal with a legislature that isn’t his own party.
Saturday,11/21 at 12:30pm on Thirteen
Sunday, 11/22 at 8:00am on WPSJ
Sunday, 11/22 at 8:30am on NJN
Monday, 11/23 at 5:00pm on Cablevision of Morris
Monday, 11/23 at 9:00pm on Comcast Channel 57
Monday, 11/23 at 11:30pm on NJN
© 2009 WBGO
November 10, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
WBGO President and CEO, Cehpas Bowles, had the following to say about this exciting opportunity for WBGO, "Owing to Vice President for Operations and Engineering David Tallacksen’s awareness and personal initiative, WBGO will receive a brand new digital telephone system free of charge from Avaya. In late summer 2009, the phone giant ran an online “communications makeover contest” asking businesses and non-profit organizations to tell them via video why they deserved a new telephone system. David prepared a wonderful video, which was shot in one of our production studios, and laid out the rationale for a new station system. Avaya liked what they saw and rewarded David’s work with one of 20 free phone systems. I understand that there were almost 2,000 entrants nationwide. The Avaya team traveled to WBGO on Friday, October 23 to make the announcement."
Watch David's video entry here.
Congratulations, big time, to David Tallacksen and to WBGO.
© 2009 WBGO
October 29, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
This past Friday evening, WBGO was celebrated via a jazz concert--featuring a student ensemble from William Paterson University and the Calvin Hill Trio (featuring Michael Cochrane on piano)--by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades in Teaneck, New Jersey. The church supports jazz and features a regular jazz concert series at the Puffin Cultural Center, also in Teaneck.
In addition to bestowing a plaque to the station which read: ”The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades congratulates WBGO, the jazz source for 30 years. An outstanding contribution to the advancement of jazz,” the church, in concert with the Puffin Cultural Center, made a donation to WBGO! The appreciation for the station that emanated from the room was quite powerful. WBGO President and CEO Cephas Bowles was on hand to receive the award and extended thanks on behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees.
Pictured here: Rev. Tony Johnson (pastor of UUCP and a WBGO member), May Stawsky (member of UUCO’s Racial and Social Justice Team), Cephas Bowles (CEO, WBGO) and Eddie Raynord Hadden (Chairman of UUCP’s Board).
© 2009 WBGO