WBGO, Newark Public Radio

  • NJ


54 Park Place
United States

About Us

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
  • Public Radio – A Non-Profit Arts Organization

WBGO is operated as a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization in the public trust. As such it has a Board of Trustees, a mission, and is funded, in the main, by listener donations or memberships, as well as a combination of corporate, business, foundation, and governmental grants.

Within public radio, WBGO is regarded as a leader because of its ground-breaking work in community and volunteer involvement, special events, and the presentation of jazz (including collaboration with local artists).

Newark Public Radio has been designated a "Major Impact" arts organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The station has been awarded this distinction for each of the past sixteen years.