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WBGO Awards:


  • WBGO Music Director Gary Walker wins lifetime achievement award, theMarian McPartland-Willis Conover Award for Career Excellence in Broadcasting, from the Jazz Journalists Association
  • Jazz United, a WBGO podcast hosted by Greg Bryant and Nate Chinen, won the Jazz Journalists Association award for Podcast of the Year






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WBGO Honored for 40th Anniversary:

  • Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival saluted WBGO's 40th at their annual event on August 17, 2019
  • BRIC recognized WBGO's 40th anniversary during their Celebrate Brooklyn Festival on August 9, 2019
  • Montreal Jazz Festival hosted event featuring WBGO's Michael Bourne and festival founder André Menard celebrating WBGO's 40th during their festival on July 4, 2019
  • City Parks Foundation recognized WBGO's 40th during their Summer Stage series on June 15, 2019 with both a member event and a preconcert panel moderated by WBGO's Nate Chinen
  • New Jersey Youth Symphony named WBGO an honoree at our joint 40th anniversary event at NJPAC on May 19, 2019
  • New Jersey Jazz Society honors WBGO as their Jazz Advocate at the 50th Annviersary Pee Wee Russell Stomp on April 7, 2019
  • City of Newark presents 40th Anniversary Proclamation to WBGO at anniversary celebration at Gateway 4 in Newark on April 3, 2019
  • New Jersey City University Alumni Big Band Concert saluted WBGO's 40th at their performance on the pier in Jersey City on September 14, 2018

Ask Governor Murphy Returns to WBGO July 16, 7pm - RELEASE

WBGO’s Champions of Jazz Gala Celebrated Ray Charles and Honored Ron Delsener and Donald Fagen

WBGO is the Proud Media Sponsor of THE JAZZ EPISTLES: ABDULLAH IBRAHIM & EKAYA AND HUGH MASEKELA IN CONCERT PERFORMING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 56 YEARS. This Triumphant Project Makes Its North American Debut at Town Hall on South Africa Freedom Day, April 27, 2017. South African Jazz Pioneers Reunite in Freedom to Tell the Almost Forgotten Story of South African's Most Important Jazz Collective.

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WBGO to Host Historic Live Call-In Radio Show With Four Newark Mayors - February 2017 RELEASE

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    • New Jersey Jazz Society honors WBGO as their Jazz Advocate at the 50th Annviersary Pee Wee Russell Stomp on April 7, 2019