WBGO Journal is a weekly news magazine that covers New Jersey and New York with in-depth features interviews and reviews
Jazz United is a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO Studios, hosted by critic Nate Chinen and broadcaster Greg Bryant. Covering a host of subjects relevant to the musical community, it draws on the shared enthusiasms of its hosts as well as some key differences. Bryant, the host of Jazz After Hours, is a seasoned radio host and musician; Chinen is a longtime journalist and the author of Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century. Jazz United brings their distinct perspectives into dialo ...
Voted "Best Jazz Podcast" in the JazzTimes Critics' Poll for four consecutive years, The Checkout champions the music we call jazz — along the trend lines and on its outer edges. Hosted, produced and curated by Simon Rentner, the show focuses on the compelling personal narratives behind today's most exciting artists.
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SportsJam features in-depth interviews with top athletes, coaches, reporters, authors and fans of the sports world. WBGO News and Sports Director Doug Doyle started the award-winning podcast SportsJam in 2008. The Pennsylvania State University graduate is one of the most decorated reporters in New Jersey radio history. SportsJam with Doug Doyle was recently named one of the top sports podcasts in 2017.
A podcast of The Checkout
The Great Wealth Divide is a weekly podcast series, from WBGO Studios, that presents the challenges and explores solutions to advance racial economic equality for Black and Latinx communities. Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and hosted by Dale Favors, managing partner of Adaptive Growth Leadership, it features thought leaders and subject experts from the realm of politics, community activism, academics and beyond — individuals working to create new approaches to reduce and ideally end the ...
Hosted by Allan Wolper Audio biographies of people whose lives and ideas are on the cutting edge. Host Allan Wolper is a “journalist’s journalist.” A superb interviewer, radio and television producer, ethics columnist, magazine and newspaper writer, he has been honored by every journalism medium. Wolper has won more than 50 awards, including television’s Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award – the Pulitzer Prize of Broadcast news. Wolper is professor emeritus of Journalism from Rutgers ...
Hosted by Michael Hill Newark Today is a monthly program focusing on social, economic and political topics. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is a regular guest. Newark Today is broadcast the third Thursday of every month. Our call-in number is 844-677-9283. You can also contact us on the Newark Today Facebook Page or on Twitter @NewarkToday. The next episodes airs on Thursday, February 18 at 8pm. Add to your calendar now .
A special series on Jazz music and its impact on social change
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The WBGO Journal airs Saturday mornings at 6:30.By Doug Doyle
On The Checkout, keyboardist Cory Henry pinpoints the album that marks his rite of passage as an artist.By Simon Rentner
The WBGO Journal airs every Saturday morning at 6:30By Doug Doyle
As 2022 gets underway, we're energized with a spirit of renewal. So we decided to devote this episode of Jazz United to some New Year’s resolutions.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
WBGO Journal airs Saturday mornings at 6:30By Doug Doyle
Michael Bourne interviews Diana Krall and tells stories of Charlie Haden, Dave Brubeck, and Tony Bennett at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.By Simon Rentner
For a dynamic look back at 2021, Nate Chinen and Greg Bryant welcomed critic Jordannah Elizabeth to a panel discussion at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
In 2003, legendary organist Booker T. Jones and pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph met for the first time at WBGO. That studio performance comes to light again as we celebrate the retirement of our own legendary jazz jock, Michael Bourne.By Simon Rentner
One is a chart-topping juggernaut who has sparked musical controversy for the last 35 years. The other is a master who’s spent that same span of time balancing improvisational fire with lyrical soul. Yes, in both instances we’re talking about saxophonist Kenny G — Gorelick in the first case, and Garrett in the second. As you can imagine, we have so…
On The Checkout, José James explains why it's finally time for him to release a holiday recording, featuring his takes on Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Donny Hathaway.By Simon Rentner
This edition of the WBGO features an update on mask mandates in both NJ and New York, a tribute to the late Barry Harris and Harlan Jacobson's review of Westside StoryBy Doug Doyle
WBGO Journal, the award-winning public affairs program hosted by News Director Doug Doyle, airs every Saturday morning at 6:30.By Doug Doyle
Greg Bryant is a self-admitted Grinch when it comes to Christmas jazz, while Nate Chinen is a full-blown Elf. Hear them work out their differences on this holiday edition of Jazz United.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
The WBGO Journal, the award-winning public affairs program, airs every Saturday morning at 6:30By Doug Doyle
Grassroot Soccer founder and CBS' Survivor Africa winner Ethan Zohn joins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk about his advocacy and social entrepreneurshipBy Doug Doyle
Jazz United host Nate Chinen talks with the members of Sound Prints, including its co-leaders trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano, for a lively conversation about their latest recording, Other Worlds.By Simon Rentner, Nate Chinen
WBGO News Director Doug Doyle hosts the WBGO JournalBy Doug Doyle
This edition of the WBGO Journal features stories on what Election Day meant for New Jersey, Another attempt to prompt parents to get their children vaccinated in New York state…WBGO’s Jon Kalish reports on A group of media professionals that has developed a technique that enables people from all over the world to serve on the same video production…
Co-directors Daniel B. Levin and Eric W. Newman chat with SportsJam host Doug Doyle about the Showtime Sports documentary "Kevin Garnett: Anything is Possible"By Doug Doyle
Jazz United remembers the incomparable drummer and composer Paul Motian, whose spirit lives on in the music, and in a new documentary film.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
Pianist and singer/songwriter Rachel Eckroth is a musical shapeshifter of the highest order. She speaks with The Checkout's Simon Rentner about her latest recording, 'The Garden.'By Simon Rentner
Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Melanie Charles joins The Checkout to talk about 'Y'all Don't Really Care About Black Women,' her major-label debut.By Simon Rentner
WBGO Journal host Doug Doyle has the latest on elections in New Jersey and New York, Gary Walker's interview with trumpeter Jimmy Owens and a chat with Lillias White about her Sarah Vaughan tribute concert at NJPACBy Doug Doyle
On this episode of Jazz United, we peer under the hood of Superblue, with a special attention to the mechanics of groove; reminisce about our separate relationships with Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter’s music; and hear from both artists about their collaboration.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
Drummer and composer Nate Smith taps into his unique autobiography on his latest album, Kinfolk 2: See The Birds. On this episode of The Checkout, he talks about growing up in Chesapeake, Va., with an unorthodox taste for hard rock.By Simon Rentner
'Talk Memory' is BadBadNotGood's first album in five years. Bassist Chester Hansen and saxophonist Leland Whitty join The Checkout's Simon Rentner to talk about it.By Simon Rentner
Just how major is 'A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle'? Nate Chinen and Greg Bryant discuss this historic release on Jazz United, moments after listening together to the album.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
3-time Stanley Cup champ, Former NJ Devils defenseman and current MSG Networks broadcaster Ken Daneyko joins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk about the upcoming NHL season and his 40-year career with the Devils organizationBy Doug Doyle
The Checkout catches up with trumpeter and composer Steph Richards, who unleashes our sense of sound and smell on her latest recordings Supersense and Zephyr.By Simon Rentner
Jazz United was in the house when Terence Blanchard became the first Black composer to have an opera presented at The Met. In this episode, Greg Bryant and Nate Chinen laud 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' for its music, its message and its broader meaning.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
While the music industry was mostly dormant, Hiromi was busy collaborating with a string quartet, writing new music for her Silver Lining Suite, and performing at the Tokyo Olympics.By Simon Rentner
Acclaimed Newsday NFL writer Bob Glauber joins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk about his new book "The Forgotten First"By Doug Doyle
Jazz United goes deep on 'Live,' the first posthumous album by Chick Corea, and discusses the evolving legacy of Corea's Akoustic Band.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
Genevieve Artadi talks about her creative partnership with Louis Cole and Faris Ishaq proclaims he's the world's first Nay flute jazz artist.By Simon Rentner
As a supplement to WBGO's 2021 Fall Preview, Jazz United picks a half-dozen new releases we're excited about.By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen
Award-winning producer, director and former sports executive Ross Greenburg rejoins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk up the documentary "Extra Innings from 9/11: 20 Years Later"By Doug Doyle
Former pro and Pitt kicker Sean Conley joins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk about his new book "The Point After: How One Resilient Kicker Learned there was More to Life than the NFL"By Doug Doyle
Former ND Coach Terry Brennan's son, Terry Jr., joins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk about his father's new bookBy Doug Doyle
The electronic artist Mndsgn draws from crossover jazz of the 1970s and '80s on his latest album, 'Rare Pleasure.'By Simon Rentner