• WBGO Coat Drive

    November 17, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    From December 5, 2010 through January 15, 2011, you can drop off clean, new or used coats for infants, children and adults as part of the annual WBGO Coat Drive. Drop off locations and times are:

    WBGO: Monday - Friday, 9AM – 5PM

    54 Park Place, Newark, NJ

    Christoffers Flowers: Monday - Saturday, 8AM – 5PM

    860 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside, NJ

    Whole Foods Market: 7 days a week , 9AM – 10PM

    2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ

    WBGO Coat Drive
    WBGO Coat Drive
  • Michael Bourne celebrates 25 years of Singers Unlimited

    November 15, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    This Sunday, November 21, starting at 10am, Michael Bourne will host a special 25th anniversary edition of Singers Unlimited.

    From 10am-noon, Michael will play highlights from past live shows, including appearances by Bob Dorough, Dianne Reeves, Joe Williams, Jackie & Roy, Janis Siegel & Fred Hersch and some “definitive” Singers Unlimited.

    From noon to 2pm, the show will be broadcast live from the WBGO Performance Studio, and will include an exciting lineup of performers.

    Roseanna Vitro & Allen Farnham will kick off the broadcast event, then Tom Lellis will join them.  Carolyn Leonhart, Allen Farnham and Wayne Escofferry, on tenor sax, swing in next.  Bob Dorough plays and sings solo, then he will be joined by Carol Fredette.

    Michael "expects abundant fun," so tune in this Sunday, 12pm to 2pm, for the 25th anniversary of Singers Unlimited!

  • Crossing the Color Line with Julian Bond

    November 12, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    This is Julian Bond, the famous social activist and former chairman of the NAACP, in a photo taken at a Vietnam anti-war rally in 1966.  He's only 26 years old, and just a year before, he was one of eight African Americans elected to Georgia's House of Representatives after the passage of historic civil rights legislation.  Today,we know Bond from his decades of public service.  But do we know about his passion for music?  In Crossing the Color Line: Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, WBGO's Felix Hernandez speaks to Bond about his fondness for Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other key rockers who helped fuel America's fight for equal rights.  Produced by Simon Rentner.

    Listen to Crossing the Color Line with Julian Bond and Felix Hernandez by clicking below: