In the world of art, much of the focus is placed upon the artists and rightfully so. However, there are certain individuals behind the scenes who are moving and shaking, feeding and affecting the scene in myriad ways. SHEILA ANDERSON is... more
Michael Bourne has been a presence on WBGO since the end of 1984. He's hosted the popular Singers Unlimited (Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) since 1985 and Afternoon Jazz (Monday-Friday 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m., including the 3 p.m. Blues Hour) since the... more
Born of Russian Jewish and African-American descent in Brooklyn, NY, Monifa Brown's (formerly Monifa Carson - now happily married and the proud mother of a wonderful Bebop loving toddler!) affinity for music began at an early age. Brown's... more
Eulis Cathey is the host of Sunday Night Music Mix, heard Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., on WBGO.
In Eulis' words..."The Sunday Night Music Mix is a four hour musical journey that provides listeners with an opportunity to... more
Saturday Evening Jazz & Sunday Afternoon Jazz Host
Rob Crocker, is a Brooklyn born high school musician whose career took a turn towards broadcasting when injuries cut short his future as a performer. He started his broadcasting career as a programmer in Europe; Rob co-hosted the Holland... more
When bassist Rufus Reid wrote "It's the Nights I Like", he could have had Brian Delp in mind.
"I've always been a night owl," said Brian, host of WBGO's Jazz After Hours. "There were a lot of midnights when my father or mother would... more
Rhonda Hamilton, a native New Yorker, is the host and producer of Midday Jazz which airs weekdays, 10AM – 2PM on WBGO/Jazz 88.3FM in Newark, NJ.
Ms. Hamilton is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication. She also studied... more
In 1983, Felix Hernandez began a two-year project travelling the U.S. collecting hundreds of hours of interviews with R&B artists. Some of the interview material was used for a 13-part radio show called Harlem Hit Parade, which was... more
Josh Jackson, host of The Checkout, began his radio career at WWOZ in New Orleans, worked as a production assistant at American Routes, and moved to New York to become the associate producer of Jazz From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley.... more
Albert Camus once said, "one's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those one or two great and simple things, in which their heart first opened."
"To me," says Dan Karcher, host of Sunday Morning... more
Everyone has a story about how and when Jazz grabbed them. Here is Rich's:
By dumb luck the first radio station he was hired by, while still in college, played Jazz and Standards.
Even luckier, the station was staffed by some... more
Portraits in Blue & Saturday Morning Function Host
A 2009 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, New Jersey based Jazz and Blues expert, Bob Porter presides over a weekly radio show, Saturday Morning Function, on Newark's WBGO. A feature of his Saturday morning program is a mixture of R... more
In July 1999, Awilda Rivera, host of WBGO Jazz 88.3FM's Latin Jazz Cruise and Weekend Jazz After Hours, was named host of Evening Jazz, Monday through Friday, 8:00PM - 1:00AM.
Rivera, a longtime member of the WBGO family, worked her way... more
In jazz radio, great announcers are distinguished by their ability to convey the spontaneity and passion of the music. Gary Walker is such an announcer, and his enthusiasm for this music greets WBGO listeners every morning. For the past... more
Julie Daurio is a reporter with WBGO. Since joining the News Department in 2013, she's covered stories in and around Newark, from local politics to the arts and culture scene.
Julie has also served as a production assistant on WBGO's award... more
Doug Doyle has been News Director at Jazz 88 since 1998 and has taken the WBGO News Department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York... more
While Phil is a recent addition to the WBGO team, he’s a long time reporter in the tri-state area. For 10 years he worked at Bloomberg Radio in New York City where he anchored coverage of several major events including the 9/11 attacks... more
Alexandra began her work with WBGO in June 2012 as an intern in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, she was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since worked her way up to... more
Andrew has been a full-time member of the WBGO News department since 1998. He was initially hired as a general assignment reporter, but shortly after joining the staff he also became the afternoon news anchor, providing regular updates on... more
After anchoring the morning news for NJN Public Radio, Monica Miller began reporting for WBGO in 2001. Since then, she has been WCBS 880 AM’s New Jersey reporter and contributed to the CBS Radio Network. Stories of note include Governor... more
Terry Sheridan has been New York City Reporter for WBGO News since 2001, after serving as Director of Programming and Operations at Shadow Broadcast Services. Prior to that, he was an airborne traffic reporter on WCBS-AM, and also a staff... more
Cindy Weightman has been WBGO’s investigative reporter since 2013. Cindy began her news career as a weekend anchor at WSUS-FM in Franklin, New Jersey in 2003, eventually moving on to become the afternoon drive news anchor and general... more
Allan Wolper is known as a "journalist's journalist." A superb interviewer, investigative reporter, documentary producer and ethics columnist, he has been honored by every journalism medium. Wolper has won over 50 awards, including,... more
Joanna Wolper, senior producer of Conversations with Allan Wolper is an Emmy Award winning television documentary, director, writer and producer, radio and print journalist and humor essayist.
As senior producer for WABC-TV's documentary... more
Steve Adubato, Ph.D., enjoys a distinguished career as a broadcaster, author, university professor and motivational speaker. A trainer and coach in the areas of communication and leadership skills, Steve also served in the mid 1980’s as... more
Mildred Antenor is a commentator and journalist. She calls upon her life experiences of breaking down economic and racial barriers as a 1st generation Haitian-American woman to inspire others to confront life’s challenges. Ms. Antenor... more
"I am a Catholic priest of the Dominican Order living in Jersey City since 1995. Before that, I lived in Washignton DC and Puerto Rico. I am originally from Boston and a graduate of Boston College 1975. My ministry is that of a preacher... more
David Cruz is a 20-year veteran of New Jersey news.
He began his journalism career in 1992 as a general assignment reporter with Cablevision’s North Hudson News, a nightly TV newscast covering north Hudson County’s communities.
Currently Senior Articles Editor at Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts has been contributing TV reviews to the WBGO Journal since 1999. He first became involved with the station when he pledged to cohost an hour of Morning Jazz with Gary Walker... more
HARLAN JACOBSON covered the entertainment industries for VARIETY, edited FILM COMMENT for a decade and for over 30 years has written worldwide on film and pop culture, including extensive coverage of independent film and international... more
Jon Kalish is a free-lance feature reporter for WBGO who also works for several newspaper and radio outlets. Jon's newspaper stories have been published in all five of New York City's dailies, and around the world via the Reuters newswire... more