Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WBGO Jazz88 preserving, promoting and presenting jazz in the New York tri-state area

Radio WBGO FM is an independent, community-based, public radio station proported to be one of the bastions of the art of jazz in the New York tri-State area. Broadcasting since 1979 from studios in Newark, New Jersey, the mostly jazz radio is heard 24/7 free-to-air on 88.3 FM, via the Internet and mobile applications.

“ Fans from around the globe tune in for jazz, blues, R&B shows on the weekend, and award-winning news. Jazz88 has won the "Keeping the Blues Alive" Award and twice won the Gavin Report's "Jazz Station of the Year" Award“ .

A National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate, WBGO is the third most listened to public radio station in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area and has a significant history of success with the weekly JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater currently carried by over 130 stations nationwide.

“ Jazz 88's dedication to preserving the uniquely American art form of jazz for future generations has spawned a Children's Jazz Series, now in its eleventh year. The series offers eight free concerts that are presented annually by top-name musicians who develop their programs specifically for young people”.

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