• Billy Taylor at WBGO

    December 31, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    "Dr T" came to try out the station's new Steinway. I think he likes the piano. He runs through the entire keyboard! This comes from the late 1980s.

    I hope you can listen to Toast of the Nation at 9pm Fri 12/31 and 3pm Sat 1/1 for a 30-minute remembrance of Dr Billy Taylor (1921-2010), hosted by Rhonda Hamilton. Dr Taylor invited Rhonda to host a live New Year's broadcast on NPR in 1979. She speaks about how much that meant to her, and we hear clips from some of his many NPR shows.

  • Don't forget your contributions are matched today!

    December 28, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Just a reminder that today only, your tax deductible contributions to WBGO Jazz88 will go twice as far, as each contribution will be matched! So contribute now!

  • Today your contributions to WBGO Jazz88 are matched!

    December 28, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.


    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.