Latin Jazz Cruise & Evening Jazz Host
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 up through the ranks through hard work, perseverance and talent. Her involvement in the station began in 1982 as a volunteer in the Membership and Music Departments. She took advantage of her time at WBGO to develop skills in production and announcing. Her WBGO on-air debut was in 1992 as a fill-in announcer for the weekly program Latin Jazz Cruise. In 1993 she went on to host her own show Sunday Morning Harmony, the Latin Jazz Cruise in 1994 and Weekend Jazz After Hours in 1998.
In addition to hosting Evening Jazz, Rivera, hosts the weekly Latin Jazz Cruise on Tuesdays, 8pm.