Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton
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Walter Wade worked for WBGO for more than 20 years, several of them as host of the popular Filet of Soul program.

Wade remembers listening to his eventual radio colleague Rhonda Hamilton early in her career when she hosted an evening program on Jazz 88 called Ancestral Streams.

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As WBGO prepares to bid farewell to Rhonda Hamilton, we're dipping into our archives to share some of her favorite interviews. She conducted this one, with Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves, on Jan. 18, 2008.


As we prepare to bid farewell to Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO's Gary Walker and Michael Bourne sat down with Rhonda to look back on her time here and share some music that's been especially meaningful to her.

Abbey Lincoln in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 13 July 1966
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As WBGO prepares to bid farewell to Rhonda Hamilton, we're dipping into our archives to share some of her favorite interviews from years past. She conducted this one, with vocalist, songwriter and actress Abbey Lincoln, in 1980.


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As WBGO prepares to bid farewell to Rhonda Hamilton, we're dipping into our archives to share some of her favorite interviews from years past. She conducted this one, with producer, composer and trumpeter Quincy Jones, in 2008.

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As WBGO prepares to bid farewell to Rhonda Hamilton, we're dipping into our archives to share some of her favorite interviews from years past. 

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As WBGO prepares to bid farewell to Rhonda Hamilton, we're dipping into our archives to share some of her favorite interviews from years past. She conducted this one, with singer René Marie, in 2013.

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Jessye Norman died on Sept. 30, at 74. In her honor, we are reposting this 2013 interview with Rhonda Hamilton, in which she discusses her myriad jazz-vocal influences.

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Rhonda Hamilton has been a trusted voice at WBGO since we first went on the air, 40 years ago.  

Describing her first day on the job in a recent conversation with our News team, she recalled “walking into the studio, and just being excited about the opportunity to play the music that I love on the air – in my area, where I grew up.”

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Since WBGO’s inception, Mid-day Jazz host Rhonda Hamilton has been at the radio station.  A key part to WBGO’s success over the last 40 years.  

Click above to hear the entire conversation.  

Eric Jackson
WGBH

The Dean of Boston Jazz Radio, WGBH's Eric Jackson and WBGO's midday host Rhonda Hamilton have known each other for many years.

WGBH is celebrating Erick Jackson's 40th anniversary at that public radio station in Boston with a series of events and honors.  Who better to chat with Eric than Rhonda Hamilton?  Hamilton is nearing her 40th year at Newark's jazz institution WBGO.

Click above to hear their conversation.