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NewUrbanJazz was launched on October 1, 2008. On February 5, 2008, CD101.9 (NYC) flipped the format to Rock 'n' Roll, and shortly after, several stations flipped up and down the East Coast. "NUJ was tested in 2004 at WJSJ/Jacksonville, Fl. and the results were favorable", says the native New Yorker. We began to add unknown US-based and international artists to the lineup quietly and was received with high marks. We have a couple other formulas that proved to be effective, so it only made sense to roll out our program."
In October, 2008, NUJ was added initially at College Jazz Stations that had a contemporary flavor. At the front of the pack were WJAB, WVSU, WFSK, WEIB. The reception at those stations was overwhelming, and other stations began to follow suit, including WVAS, WUMR, WFSH and WNAA. Recent station additions include in Iowa, Hawaii, Miami and two in Alaska. As of 2014, we are on 31 stations in 20 states and nearly 1/2 Million listeners weekly.
Bob Baldwin - CEO/Founder - VPBob started his first job at the age of 15 to take care of his family after his father fell ill. After High School, he attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and acquired his degree in Business Administration with a Communication Minor. Prior to graduating, he interned with Frankie Crocker at WBLS in NY, which started his Broadcasting career part-time, in between developing his solo recording career.In between recording his first 6 CD's (through 2008), he spent 3 years with MCI Sales and 14 years with Sprint's Accounts Receivable Department.After 1997, he started City Sketches, Inc. and began working on 6 more discs. He also focused primarily on Radio Programming, which included WJSJ/Jacksonville, KJAZ/Bermuda and WCLK/Atlanta. In October, 2008, he launched the New UrbanJazz Lounge, which began at WJZZ (Radio-One) in Atlanta, and currently has stations in the South and Northeast. As Executive Producer, Baldwin has overseen the Brazilian-American Jazz Festival, The Croton Point Park jazz Festival, The Wednesday WindDown Jazz Festival and the Trumpets Jazz Series. In 2010, the staff of NUJ curated the NewUrbanJazz @ the Arts xChange music series, the "Westchester Musicians for Haiti" and "Jazz for Haiti" program in Newark, NJ, a partnership with the Red Cross of Northern NJ.