From The Wall Street Journal: Radio Stations Go Back to the Future
On Wednesday, WBGO will kick off its new jazz performance series, the Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca, which can be watched via live stream on the station’s website, seen in person at 200 Hudson St. (advance tickets are $12), or heard over the radio and Internet. Hosted by Josh Jackson, the series is an extension of the station’s current hour-long radio program and podcast, the Checkout.Learn more about The Checkout on 92YTribeca.org.
This comes as WBGO—which became New Jersey’s first public radio station in 1970—is adding an HD broadcasting channel at 88.3 FM that will focus on emerging jazz artists—as well as installing a broadcast antenna in Manhattan to improve reception throughout the metropolitan area. “Everything we do is centered around broadcast, but then we branch off into these other distribution platforms because people are going there,” Mr. Bowles said. “You want to reach people where they are.”