WBGO Blog
  • Your vote can help WBGO win a Chase Community Giving grant!

    May 4, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    WBGO is in the running to win a Chase Community Giving grant - a program created by Chase to give to small and local charities. Through the Facebook app, Chase Community Giving, people with a Faceook account can vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations totally $5,000,000 from Chase's philanthropy funds this spring.

    Update: Voting ends in less than 10 hours. We are currently ranked at #101 and we need your help to get back in the game. Please do the following as soon as you can:

    1. Vote
    2. Tell your friends. Copy and past this message into your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media status:

    Please support WBGO Jazz88 in the #chasegiving competition which ends at 11:59pm tonight. Vote here http://bit.ly/dPt0Af

    (please feel free to add your own personal touch)
    3. Email friends about the contest & WBGO!
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  • Today your contributions to WBGO Jazz88 are matched!

    December 28, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    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.

  • Doug Doyle wraps up the NJ Gov race on TV

    November 11, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    New Jersey Race for Governor Wrap Up 

    Tune in to Caucus: New Jersey's "Democracy Works: NJ Race for Governor Roundtable Wrap Up" featuring WBGO Jazz 88.3's News Director, Doug Doyle. This half-hour program features members of the print, electronic, television and radio media analyzing the campaigns of New Jersey gubernatorial candidates Jon Corzine, Chris Christie and Chris Daggett. The panel is a “post mortem” if you will, about this highly publicized race discussing what lies ahead for the new governor and how he will deal with a legislature that isn’t his own party.

    Airs:
    Saturday,11/21 at 12:30pm on Thirteen
    Sunday, 11/22 at 8:00am on WPSJ
    Sunday, 11/22 at 8:30am on NJN
    Monday, 11/23 at 5:00pm on Cablevision of Morris
    Monday, 11/23 at 9:00pm on Comcast Channel 57
    Monday, 11/23 at 11:30pm on NJN

  • WBGO wins award from UUCP

    October 29, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    This past Friday evening, WBGO was celebrated via a jazz concert--featuring a student ensemble from William Paterson University and the Calvin Hill Trio (featuring Michael Cochrane on piano)--by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades in Teaneck, New Jersey.  The church supports jazz and features a regular jazz concert series at the Puffin Cultural Center, also in Teaneck.

    In addition to bestowing a plaque to the station which read: ”The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades congratulates WBGO, the jazz source for 30 years. An outstanding contribution to the advancement of jazz,” the church, in concert with the Puffin Cultural Center, made a donation to WBGO! The appreciation for the station that emanated from the room was quite powerful.  WBGO President and CEO Cephas Bowles was on hand to receive the award and extended thanks on behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees.

    Pictured here: Rev. Tony Johnson (pastor of UUCP and a WBGO member), May Stawsky (member of UUCO’s Racial and Social Justice Team), Cephas Bowles (CEO, WBGO) and Eddie Raynord Hadden (Chairman of UUCP’s Board).

  • Gary gets “official” birthday gift

    October 23, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    Gary receives his official gift
    Morning Jazz host Gary Walker recently celebrated his 60th birthday, and the jazz community wasn’t the only one to recognize this important milestone. At Gary’s surprise birthday celebration, he received the following proclamation:

    The Newark Municipal Council Hereby issues this resolution commending Gary Walker on the auspicious occasion of celebrating his 60th birthday on October 17, 2009 @ The Glenridge Community Center. The governing body joins with all residents of the city of Newark to extend heartfelt congratulations during this wholesome event

    Congrats Gary!