WBGO - The Jazz Source
By Jacobs Media
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WBGO Jazz 88.3FM was recently called “the best jazz radio station in the galaxy” by Esquire.com. Listeners and supporters agree. WBGO is THE Jazz Source, on the radio, online and now on your iPhone!
Home to the internationally renowned program JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, WBGO is a listener-supported 24-hour commercial free jazz station. New programs, like The Checkout, are part of this cultural institution’s ability to present not only the vast history but also the bright future of America’s original art form, jazz.
WBGO Jazz 88.3FM boasts the music’s greatest announcers, an award winning News Department, NPR news, as well as other great jazz programming, including Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz and Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio with Wendell Pierce.
“All day, every day for thirty years, the station has broadcast the famous, the obscure, the established and the up-and-coming in jazz and blues – the original American musical art forms.” [Tim Heffernan, Esquire]
If this app - which is downloading as I type this - even comes CLOSE to functioning, I will be a very happy camper. Happy enough, in fact, that I will finally let my conscience win and make the telephone call to re-join the station by making a modest donation. I guess this is more a review of WBGO than this app in particular - but jazz stations don't get much better.
Great app. Beyond the obvious benefit of being able to listen to fantastic programming through a simple an intuitive interface, background streaming is a big plus. The alarm clock function is pure genious. Please donate and don't let this premier jazz station go the way of so many others. Long live WBGO!
Slowly fading away
I listen to WBGO on my iPad or iPod. Recently the station stays connected for only five to ten minutes. I live in the Jazz limited state of North Carolina and had a break through when I discovered the great apps. Either technology has passed you by or for whatever reason, my pleasure is short lived. I hope this is just a glitch, but so far it's been about three months. If it can be fixed, kudos, if not kudos!
- Category: Music
- Released: Feb 09, 2010
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 2.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jacobs Media
- © Jacobs Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.