WBGO’s year-end salute features Wynton Marsalis, Vince Giordano and more

Wynton Marsalis will ring in 2013 on WBGO (88.3 FM) as the city’s jazz station crosses the country on its annual “Toast of the Nation” feature.
This ambitious show starts in New York and moves west as each time zone welcomes the new year.

WBGO’s Rhonda Hamilton hosts the event, which begins at 9 p.m. Monday with John Scofield and his Uberjam Band live at the Berklee Center in Boston.

At 10 p.m. it’s Henry Cole and his Afrobeat Collective at the 92nd St. Y Tribeca. Then Marsalis and Vince Giordano team up at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., playing a tribute to Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Sevens.

Dee Alexander plays in Chicago at 12:30 a.m., followed by an encore of a 1990 broadcast with Clark Terry and Red Holloway from Chicago.

Things wrap up starting at 2:30 a.m. with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band from Los Angeles.

Elsewhere for New Year’s on the radio:

WCBS-FM (101.1): Top 101 party songs of all time, Monday and Tuesday.
WFUV (90.7 FM): “Sunday Breakfast” year in review, Sunday, 8-11 a.m. “Ceol na nGael” year in Irish music, Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Folk music year in review, Sunday, 4-5 p.m.
WHTZ (100.3 FM): Top 100 songs of 2012, through Tuesday.
WHUD (100.7 FM): Top 100.7 songs of 2012, Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
WKCR (89.9 FM): Bach festival through Monday midnight.
WPLJ (95.5 FM): Biggest songs of 2012 hosted by Scott and Todd, running over the weekend through Tuesday.
WQHT (97.1 FM): All-mix weekend from Friday through noon Tuesday, when the listener-voted top 97 of 2012 countdown begins.
WSOU (89.5 FM): Uncle Kevin’s “Streamlined,” Monday, 10 p.m. “The Loudest New Year,” Monday, midnight-6 a.m. Top 89 metal songs of 2013, Tuesday, noon.
Sirius XM Satellite: “New Year’s Nation,” pop-up Ch. 3, from 3 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The best New Year’s party tunes from across Sirius XM stations.
Monday night: concert by Willie Nelson (Ch. 56), Gregg Allman (Ch. 26), Widespread Panic (Ch. 29), Lumineers (Ch. 28) and Southside Johnny (Ch. 20). Live DJ sets, Ch. 51 and 52.

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