• Tony Bennett helps Michael Bourne Celebrate 25 years at WBGO

    January 7, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Tony Bennett stopped by for a visit with Afternoon Jazz and Singers Unlimited Host Michael Bourne. The two are good friends that share a long history. Listen to the full interview here:

  • Michael Bourne's Desert Island Blues Hour

    January 7, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Michael Bourne celebrated the blues hour on his 25th Anniversary by selecting his Desert Island Blues tunes. Here are his selections:

    1  Little Milton -- A Nickel and A Nail
    2  Paul Butterfield -- Born In Chicago
    3  Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin’
    4  Sugar Blue – Back Door Man
    5  Rico McFarland – Blues Falling Down Like Rain
    6  Johnny Adams – Blinded By Love
    7  Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Workin’
    8  Susan Tedeschi – Rock Me Right
    9  Curtis Salgado – 20 Years of BB King
    10  BB Bking – Into The Night
    11  BB King & Bobby Bland – That’s The Way Love Is
    12  Taj Mahal – The Diving Duck Blues
    13  Max Weinberg – Jam Up

    What are your Desert Island Blues selections? Let us know in the comments!

  • Michael Bourne celebrates 25 years with Hilary Kole

    December 31, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Twenty five years ago today, Michael Bourne did his first shift at WBGO, filling in for Rhonda Hamilton on New Year's Eve. Today he invited vocalist Hilary Kole to join him in celebrating. View photos and listen to the show below.