Newark Public Radio Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Sports

Location: 54 Park Pl Newark NJ 07102 USA

Mission: WBGO is a publicly-supported, cultural institution that champions jazz and presents news to a worldwide audience through radio, other technologies and events. 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
Results: In December 2011, WBGO flipped the switch on a new antenna and transmission system atop 4 Times Square in Manhattan, enabling the station to improve its signal for a potential million listeners. WBGO's News Department continues to be among the most award winning news teams in New Jersey, and across the public media spectrum.
Geographic areas served: New York, New Jersey, and world-wide on the web
Programs: Jazz Night in America hosted by Christian McBride is produced at WBGO in partnership with NPR Music and Jazz at Lincoln Center and airs on NPR stations nationwide. 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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The best Jazz station in the nation - bar none! I have been a member of WBGO and will continue to be so, as supporting the arts and jazz music is essential to our cultural evolution.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Nobody does it better when it comes to presenting jazz in all its wonderful varieties. Great DJs provide original programming that is soulful, musically enlightening and always enjoyable. Happy to listen any time of the day.

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No need to change anything. Keep up the good work!

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