Nicole Sweeney A profile of host and contributor Nicole Sweeney from NPR partner station WBGO in Newark, New Jersey.
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Nicole Sweeney

Nicole Sweeney's intro to radio began at Temple University where she studied Broadcasting Communications and Mass Media. The born-and-bred New Yorker grew her passion for jazz while working at the legendary jazz station WRTI in Philadelphia.

Sweeney later went on to work in jazz radio at WCLK in Atlanta and WBGO in Newark. Known to some as "the Velvet Voice," Nicole considers herself a lover and perpetual student of where jazz has been — and where the music is going.

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Alana Springsteen's TWENTY SOMETHING: Figuring It Out is on our shortlist of the best new releases out on July 14. Mason Goodson/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 14

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The singer Rahill's debut solo album, Flowers At Your Feet, is one of our picks for the best releases out on May 12. Travis Trautt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 12

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D-Day, the debut studio album from Agust D (Suga) of the K-pop band BTS, is on our shortlist of the best releases out on April 21. Courtesy of BIGHIT Music hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on April 21

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Atlanta rapper and singer 6LACK's first new album in five years, Since I Have A Lover tops our shortlist for the best releases out on March 24. Jack McKain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on March 24

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Endless Summer Vacation, the latest from Miley Cyrus, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on March 10. Brianna Capozzi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on March 10

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Cracker Island, the latest from Gorillaz, is on our shortlist of the best new releases out on Feb. 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Feb. 24

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Paramore's first new album in six years, This Is Why, is on our shortlist of the best releases out on Feb. 10 Zachary Gray/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Feb. 10

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