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WBGO Mission, Vision & Core Values

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Dancing at the WBGO Champions of Jazz event, Come Sunday host Lezlie Harrison, Matthew Whittaker performs WBGO's 40th birthday concert in Newark

WBGO 88.3 FM / Newark Public Radio is a non-profit, publicly funded arts and cultural institution, dedicated to the curation, presentation and preservation of music created out of the African American experience. We are committed to providing our community with independently produced music programming and journalism for the purpose of public enrichment, entertainment, and insight.

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WBGO accomplishes its mission through:

  • Creating and distributing relevant audio, video and editorial content that reflects honesty, complexity and exceptional quality.
  • Developing diverse and equitable platforms for presentation, discovery and expression.
  • Actively engaging with our audience and supporters to convey a dynamic representation of the communities in which we live and work.
  • Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace with a foundation of integrity and equality.
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CORE VALUES:

ACCOUNTABILITY
To be an active participant in the success of our organization with an understanding of our role within communities and cultures, in Newark and around the world.

CURIOSITY
A determination to follow the “road ahead” and seek opportunities for growth, enrichment, and discovery.

DIVERSITY
A recognition of the rights of all individuals with mutual respect, and acceptance of others without ethnic, cultural, and philosophical biases or bigotry.

EXCELLENCE
A commitment to presenting our best work, and creating an environment that supports best practices.

INCLUSIVITY
A pledge to cultivate and reflect diverse perspectives, heritages, and experiences.

INTEGRITY
Placing a premium on honesty, clarity, independence and social responsibility in our work and workplace.