WBGO Blog
  • WBGO Wins National Award for Youth Initiatives!

    May 1, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Jazz Appreciation Month

    WBGO has received a My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

    The My Source Community Impact Awards for Engagement were created by CPB to give well-deserved recognition to stations for their commitment and responsiveness to their communities, providing innovative services -- on- air, online, and in- person -- that have measureable results.

    “WBGO has direct access to the entire community via its broadcast, on line and in-person communication platforms,” said WBGO General Manager Cephas Bowles.

    “Through these platforms, we can share those important moments and experiences that help illuminate and define us as individuals and as communities. We serve as the actual and virtual town square where listeners both receive and disseminate information and cultural enrichment,” he said. “WBGO recognizes the uniqueness of its stage and uses it to benefit the entire local community. To do anything less would be to squander this amazing and enviable asset.”

    WBGO was cited for its educational outreach and youth initiatives, helping to perpetuate the art of jazz, through the free WBGO Kids Jazz Series, its Jazzamatazz children’s newsletter and Jazz Appreciation Month live broadcast in April with high school and college jazz bands from the local community.

    “From the economy to the environment, from health concerns to arts education, public broadcasting stations are a trusted source of information and engagement for all Americans,” said Pat Harrison, president and CEO of CPB. “CPB congratulates WBGO for its outstanding work.”

    WBGO’s project will be recognized at the Public Radio Development and Marketing Conference on July 8 in San Diego, California.

    Kids Jazz Series

  • We Can't Have the Cake Without You

    May 1, 2009. Posted by Grey Johnson.

    When we reach our historic Challenge Goal of 500 contributors on the first day of our Take Five Drive, we'll cut the cake. Help us celebrate our 30th Birthday with your call of support to 1-800-499-9246 or go to that red Contribute Now button at the top of the page and make a tax deductible contribution in any amount. Thanks for celebrating with us.

    Morning Jazz host Gary Walker (the shiny headed one) and News Anchor Doug Doyle (the one in the hat) lead the charge to eat the cake, but they CAN'T. Until you call.

  • Cookin' with Sara Moulton & Rhonda Hamilton

    April 30, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Sara Moulton, Rhonda Hamilton, Thurston Briscoe, and Bill Adler

    Rhonda Hamilton joins celebrity chef, educator, and TV host Sara Moulton in her New York City Chelsea apartment for a little Q&A and a whole lotta cooking.  Sara shares with Rhonda her love of food and jazz while the pair prepare a three course meal with recipes from Sara’s book Sara’s Weeknight Meals.  The sampling includes salmon cakes with corn salsa, Det Burgers (named after the creator of the recipe), and fresh, stuffed strawberries.  With culinary-inspired jazz stirred in the mix, Rhonda and Sara steam up the kitchen -- a show not-to-be-missed by any with a passion for music, food, and life.

    Click here to see the Cookin' with Sara and Rhonda web page, where you can listen to the program on-demand and find recipes.  The show airs today at 1pm.

    As one of the Food Network’s premier personalities, Sara has inspired home cooks for over two decades with delicious yet simple recipes to prepare for families and friends.  Sara graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), one of the top culinary schools in the States.  Her career in television began when she landed a job with the cooking legend Julia Child. Child's influence is evident in Sara's teaching style which makes cooking accessible to even the most novice cooks and food lovers.  - Taylor Le