• WBGO part of Endless Arts Month in Newark

    October 1, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    Did you know that WBGO is Newark Public Radio? It's not just the station's corporate name, it is part of everything we do. We are proud to be the community radio station for New Jersey's largest city.

    This month, WBGO and other Newark arts organizations are teaming up to showcase the amazing cultural richness that exists in Newark. This effort, spearheaded by the Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau is called Endless Arts October.

    WBGO activities during Endless Arts October include our partnership with the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, The WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series, Too Heavy for Words, a gallery exhibit at the station featuring works by four New Jersey photographers, which will be part of Newark Art's Open Doors celebration, and of course, our ongoing, award-winning jazz and news programming.

    Take a look at the Endless Arts October guide below and start planning your visit to WBGO's hometown!

  • Tedeschi-Trucks Band Live at NJPAC

    May 14, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band, co-led by wife and husband Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, performed live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey on October 21, 2011. A two-CD set of recent live recordings by the group, Everybody's Talkin', will be released by Sony Masterworks on May 22.

    Click here to hear our broadcast of this performance, which will also be heard at 88.3 FM on Michael Bourne's Blues Hour at 3 p.m. today. To hear Michael's interview with Susan and Derek about their NJPAC performance, click here. Enjoy!


  • Catherine Russell at Jazz Leadership Society Brunch

    April 25, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Catherine Russell performed for an enthusiastic crowd at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Nico Kitchen + Bar on Sunday, April 22, as part of WBGO's annual Jazz Leadership Society Singers Unlimited brunch, which honors our most loyal and generous supporters. WBGO's Michael Bourne hosts.

    Enjoy the podcast and we hope you'll join the Jazz Leadership Society, and join us in person next year!