NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO INC Overview
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us mail out letters to renewing members, or send program guides to area venues. Also, volunteers help us distribute literature and sign up members at great musical performances around New York and New Jersey.
Geographic areas served: New York, New Jersey, and world-wide on the web
Programs: JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater is produced at WBGO and airs on NPR stations countrywide.
WBGO Kids Jazz Series is a free concert series introducing young people to jazz each Spring and Fall.
WBGO's Jazz Appreciation Month Next Generation Festival is a broadcast festival during the month of April featuring some of the metro area's best college and high school jazz ensembles.
The Checkout and The Checkout: Live, produced by WBGO, highlights what is happening on the jazz scene today with artist interviews, performances and reviews. The Checkout is available nationwide through the Public Radio Exchange.
the jazz bee, WBGO's HD2 channel launched in 2012, is a showcase for emerging jazz artists, and iconic artists when they were emerging.
Organizational values that guide WBGO in accomplishing its mission are:
* A belief in the vibrancy and continuance of jazz as a cultural art form
* Educational outreach is an important part of the station’s programming
* A diverse, open workplace that supports the development and enhancement of the staff’s talents and skills
* Listeners, members and the general public deserve to be treated with respect, quality service and information
WBGO's News Department continues to be among the most award winning news teams in New Jersey, and across the public media spectrum.