People

  • Host, Evening Jazz and Latin Jazz Cruise

    New York native, Awilda Rivera began her broadcasting career at WBGO in 1993. Spending the next 6 years subbing in various day parts and also hosting weekend shows of her own...Sunday Morning Harmony, Latin Jazz Cruise and Weekend Jazz After...

  • Host, Friday Afternoon Jazz

    After three decades as a sportscaster in New York, Bill Daughtry added jazz to his resume when he joined WBGO as a announcer/show host in August of 2008.  He became the host of BGO’s Saturday “Late Night Jazz” program in December...

  • Host, Portraits in Blue, Saturday Morning Function and Swing Party

    New Jersey based Jazz and Blues expert, Bob Porter presides over a weekly radio show, “Saturday Morning Function”, on Newark's WBGO. A feature of his Saturday morning program is a mixture of R&B and Classic Soul as well as Blues. His blues...

  • Host, Jazz After Hours

    When bassist Rufus Reid wrote "It's the Nights I Like", he could have had Brian Delp in mind.

    "I've always been a night owl," said Brian, host of WBGO's Jazz After Hours. "There were a lot of midnights when my father or mother would tell...

  • Announcer

    Albert Camus once said, "One's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those one or two great and simple things, in which their heart first opened."

    "To me," says Dan Karcher,...

  • Host, American Jazz

    Dick Golden is a 30-year broadcast veteran and beloved host of popular radio programs on jazz and the Great American Songbook.

    Dick currently produces and hosts the award-winning cultural, educational program GW Presents American Jazz...

  • News Director, Morning News Anchor, Co-Host of WBGO Journal & Host of SportsJam

    Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York...

  • Host, Sunday Night Music Mix

    Eulis Cathey is the host of Sunday Night Music Mix, heard Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., on WBGO.

    In Eulis' words..."The Sunday Night Music Mix is a four hour musical journey that provides listeners with an opportunity to...

  • Host, Rhythm Revue

    Felix Hernandez started his career as a producer and radio journalist while in college. In the 1980’s, Felix independently produced the award-winning radio series BluesStage, which had a 6 year run on over 200 NPR stations. He also worked...

  • Host, Morning Jazz and Music Director

    In jazz radio, great announcers are distinguished by their ability to convey the spontaneity and passion of the music. Gary Walker is such an announcer, and his enthusiasm for this music greets WBGO listeners every morning. For the past 22...

  • Announcer

    Lezlie Harrison is her own personal renaissance. Her constant state of evolution and growth brings with it, gifts for those those paying attention.

    As a vocalist both bold and subtle, her vulnerability attends to the fragile matters of...

  • Host, Blues Break and Singers Unlimited, Critic-at-Large

    Michael Bourne has been a presence on WBGO since the end of 1984. He's hosted the popular Singers Unlimited, Sundays 10AM-2PM, since 1985. He’s nowadays hosting the Blues Break, Monday-Friday 2-4PM. Michael is also a senior contributor to Down...

  • Host, Newark Today

    Michael Hill is the host of “Newark Today,” a monthly radio show on WBGO 88.3FM that examines the issues important to New Jersey’s most populated city.

    Michael is an award-winning news anchor and reporter for NJ-TV who’s come back home...

  • Commentator

    Mildred Antenor is a social commentator, professor and author who has appeared on: “The O’Reilly Factor”, Fox 5’s “Good Day Street Talk”, a public affairs program and WPIX-NY channel 11, Morning News to name a few. Mildred is frequently asked...

  • Host, Saturday Afternoon Jazz

    Born of Russian Jewish and African-American descent in Brooklyn, NY, Monifa Brown's (formerly Carson now happily married and the proud mother of a wonderful son – who can be heard in some of Brown’s WBGO show promos) affinity for music began at...

  • Host, Afternoon Jazz

    Nicole Sweeney is a Queens-born, Long Island-raised music lover. Growing up in New York with West Indian parents, she was surrounded by all types of music every day and the influence of jazz was constant.

    Nicole received her B.A. in...

  • Host, Mid-day Jazz

    One of Rhonda’s cherished childhood memories is waking up on Saturday mornings to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole and other jazz greats as her father played his favorite records. By the time she was a teenager, she...

  • Host, Saturday Evening Jazz and Sunday Afternoon Jazz

    Rob Crocker is a Brooklyn-born high school Jazz musician whose career took a turn towards broadcasting when combat injuries, sustained in Vietnam, cut short his future as an artist. In 1970, he started his career as a programmer in Europe, co...

  • Host, Weekend Jazz After Hours and Salon Sessions

    In the world of art, much of the focus is placed upon the artists and rightfully so. However, there are certain individuals behind the scenes who are moving and shaking, feeding and affecting the scene in myriad ways. SHEILA ANDERSON is one of...

  • Host and Producer, The Checkout

    For more than 15 years, Simon Rentner has worked as a host, producer, broadcaster, web journalist, and music presenter in New York City. His career gives him the opportunity to cover a wide spectrum of topics including, history, culture, and,...