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February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

Being the Jazz buff that I am, I wouldn't want to have to wake up every morning without my favorite radio station. All the services they provide are essential to my well-being, and assist in stress relief from the daily grind. Long live WBGO! Keep doing what you're doing!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the camaraderie of staff and volunteers. We are one big family. Really!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move the transmitter for wider distribution of the fantastic sounds!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 19, 2010

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February 19, 2010

WBGO actively presents many aspects of jazz, from the 1920s to live club recordings in 2010. Not just somebody's Top 20 list. The hosts will take a work and display how various musicians have expressed it over the decades. The station actively supports music in the schools, and sponsors youth jazz programs at Newark Performing Arts Center. The programming regularly features Afro-jazz, Caribbean jazz, as well as the young artists of today. The hosts often provide context for the music (who made it, who was in the group, etc) and how it influenced others. In a time when spending for the arts is some times under pressure, the station's supporters reach out to help it expose more people to good jazz.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the youth concert series. Hundreds of young musicians have had the opportunity to interact with professionals and raise their personal achievement targets even higher.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful people from many backgrounds. Jazz is a great way to bring people together

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its over the air signal. And add additional web streams with various kinds of jazz programming.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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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. Volunteer