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February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

Were it not for Newark Public Radio, Inc., I would not have an opportunity to hear jazz 24 hours a day in the New York/New Jersey market. The radio station offers a wide range of jazz, not just concentrating on the old masters, but continues to introduce audiences to the younger musicians making names for themselves. I work as an artist manager, managing jazz artists. I have the opportunity to have my clients introduced to a very large jazz market. Many of my clients have been helped personally with their increased notice in magazines and other journals as a result of being played on WBGO. We need jazz radio to help keep this music alive. I don't know what we would do in this business without Newark Public Radio, Inc. Can you imagine a market as large as New York/New Jersey without a 24 hour station devoted to America's classical music? I sure can't. Thank God for Newark Public Radio, Inc.

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

the manner in which they introduced my clients to the jazz market in the New York/New Jersey market.

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

The professionalism of the staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 17, 2010

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February 17, 2010

I was introduced to WBGO almost 30 years ago, at the suggestion of a friend, when the music I'd grown up with no longer moved me. It has taught me all about jazz and now jazz is the music that moves me the most. Besides the music, the station produces excellent local news programming, such as the weekly call-in show with Newark's mayor Corey Booker. And the station is ever-innovative: it now broadcasts live from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday nights. There is no station like it in the world!

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

cordial and genuinely engaging. They listen -- and are always looking for ways to improve the station.

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

produce more original programming. Not to put that on the present staff! They work more than hard enough! But with $10 million, there would be room in the budget for enough staff, etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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