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  • Your vote can help WBGO win a Chase Community Giving grant!

    May 4, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    WBGO is in the running to win a Chase Community Giving grant - a program created by Chase to give to small and local charities. Through the Facebook app, Chase Community Giving, people with a Faceook account can vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations totally $5,000,000 from Chase's philanthropy funds this spring.

    Update: Voting ends in less than 10 hours. We are currently ranked at #101 and we need your help to get back in the game. Please do the following as soon as you can:

    1. Vote
    2. Tell your friends. Copy and past this message into your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media status:

    Please support WBGO Jazz88 in the #chasegiving competition which ends at 11:59pm tonight. Vote here http://bit.ly/dPt0Af

    (please feel free to add your own personal touch)
    3. Email friends about the contest & WBGO!
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  • Dr. Billy Taylor remembered on WBGO

    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.

    Billy Taylor by Dalibor Plavsic
    Billy Taylor by Dalibor Plavsic

    Schedule follows:

    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

  • Today your contributions to WBGO Jazz88 are matched!

    December 28, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Contribute Now to WBGO's Year-End Fund and have your pledge MATCHED dollar for dollar by current WBGO Members.

    It's Tax Deductible...

    You've been thinking about it...

    And, you might win a Trip to the Portland Jazz Festival.
    You'll fly Alaska Airlines, stay at the Hotel Monaco and experience concerts by Regina Carter, Randy Weston, the SF Jazz Collective Plays Stevie Wonder and so much more!

    Whether you listen everyday or just want to make sure the great music and news are there for you when you turn to WBGO, please take a moment to make a Year-End gift...and S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Year-End Giving.

    Today is the only day you can have your pledge MATCHED.