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All Things Soul, hosted by Jeh Johnson, joins the Saturday lineup at WBGO

Jeh Johson in the control room at WBGO
Jeh Johson in the control room at WBGO.

Following last month's launch of a new weekly program schedule on 88.3FM WBGO, Newark Public Radio is excited to announce a new quarterly offering during the Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. “Pop Up Programming” time slot. All Things Soul will be hosted by long-time WBGO supporter and listener Jeh Johnson, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. For the show's premiere, his first guest will be lifelong jazz enthusiast Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.

“The opportunity to host a show on WBGO will be like fantasy camp for me,” says Johnson, who plans to feature an eclectic mix of classic R&B, vintage popular music, and jazz ranging from the 1950s to the 2000s. All Things Soul will also feature various well-known guests who will join him to talk about their love of music and how that music has inspired their lives.

All Things Soul will complement WBGO's new Rhythm and Song Weekend programming lineup, which includes the highly rated program Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez, as well as archival programs like Portraits in Blue and Blues Break.

“Jeh’s love for WBGO and this music is well documented. His knowledge of the music, and passionate efforts to gather support for WBGO, shows his commitment to the mission of Public Radio — to provide programming that celebrates the arts while educating the curious," says WBGO's Chief Content Officer, Stevan Smith. "All Things Soul will fit right in with our new Rhythm and Song Weekends lineup and will also feature some fantastic guests."

All Things Soul premieres Saturday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.