Greg Petersen

Director of Broadcasting/Station Manager

Greg Petersen was the director of broadcasting for WPSU/Penn State Public Media. He is still a host of the WPSU Jazz program and occassionally fills in as on-air host during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  He is also now a member of WPSU's board of trustees. He worked in various positions at WPSU for more than 25 years.

Before WPSU, Greg worked at KRWG-TV/FM in Las Cruces, New Mexico and at KNME-TV/Albuquerque. He graduated in 1977 from New Mexico State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications. He also worked at KASK-FM/Las Cruces and was a photography stringer for the Associated Press in New Mexico.

His television work has been nominated for several Emmy awards and created WPSU-TV's "Our Town" series which began in 1996.

He has served on numerous national boards and committees in public broadcasting.

Greg is a native of Chicago and a life-long Cubs fan.

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mariamuldaur.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on September 27, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear The Gene Ammons All Stars, Geri Allen, Harry Connick Jr., Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Mann & Phil Woods, Wolfgang Schalk, Jane Monheit, John Pizzarelli, and more.

In the second hour, hear Johnny Costa, Keith Jarrett Trio, Ellis Marsalis, John Batiste, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Maria Muldaur, Modern Jazz Quartet, Nat King Cole, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on August 31, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Al King, Bob Dylan & The Band, Bill Morrissey, The Black Keys, Rory Gallagher, Big Bill Broonzy, Willie Nelson, Etta James, Dave Van Ronk, Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams Jr., Pat Donahue, and more.

In the second hour, hear  Doc Watson, R.L. Burnside, J.J. Cale, Maddie May Thomas, Susan Tedeschi, Sly & The Family Stone, James Cotton, B.B.King, Buddy Moss, The Yardbirds, Big Momma Thorton, and more.

William P. Gottlieb / Library of Congress

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on August 30, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear The Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ellis Marslais, Ernestine Anderson, Gene Krupa, and more.

In the second hour, hear Al Grey, Cheryl Bentyne, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Ray Brown Trio, Anita O’Day, and more.

laurenhooker.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on August 2, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear John Coltrane, Lauren Hooker, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Kenny Barron Trio, Ben Webster, Ray Charles & Norah Jones, Terence Blanchard, and more.

In the second hour, hear Tito Puente, Alvin Batiste, Ann Hampton Callaway, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, The Charles Bubeck Quartet, Christian McBride, The Chenille Sisters, Louis Armstrong, and more. 

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on July 12, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear Dexter Gordon, Brad Mehldau, Joao Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Terance Blanchard, Tony Bennett, and more.

In the second hour, hear Oscar Peterson, The Milestone Jazz Stars, Norah Jones, Ray Brown Trio, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Matt Nelson Trio, Sonny Rollins, and more.

 

Warner Brothers

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on June 7, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear Gene Ammons, Harry Connick Jr., John Pizzarelli, James Moody, Jimmy McGriff, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Marsalis Family, Miles Davis, Nancy Reed & David Leonhardt, Bill Evans Trio with Stan Getz, Ray Brown Trio, Taylor-Grisman Jazz Quartet, Cheryl Bentyne, David "Fathead” Newman, Louis Armstrong wit Velma Middleton, and more. 

 

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on June 3, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen. This week, it’s an all jazz vocalists show.

In the first hour, hear Abbey Lincoln, Harry Connick Jr., Helen Merrill & Stan Getz, Janis Siegel, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, and more.

In the second hour, hear Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Freddy Cole, Ann Hampton Callaway, The Manhattan Transfer, Melissa Morgan, John Pizzarelli, Maria Muldaur, Diana Krall, and more.

janestuartmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 12, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour hear tracks from Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Ellis Marsalis, Kenny Barron & Barry Harris, and more.

In the second hour, hear Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Brad Mehldau Trio, Cassandra Wilson, J.J. Johnson, James Moody Quartet, Jane Stuart, Tony Bennett, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 15, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour hear tracks from Lionel Hampton & His Just Jazz All Stars, The Mills Brothers, Ray Brown Trio with John Pizzarelli, Shirley Horn, Slide Hampton & The World of Trombones, Stan Getz & Kenny Barron, and more.

deedaniels.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on February 15, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

The show has a Valentine’s Day theme and in the first hour, hear tracks from Gerry Mulligan, Brad Mehldau Trio, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dee Daniels, Joe Pass Quartet, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Johnny Costa, and more.

In the second hour, hear Joshua Redman, Kenny Barron, Diana Krall, Nat King Cole, Ray Brown Trio with Ulf Wakenius, Monty Alexander Trio, Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, Billie Holiday, and more.

 

jonbatiste.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on January 11, 2019, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Lionel Hampton & Clark Terry, Kevin Mahogany & The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Kenny Barron Trio, John Pizzarelli, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore, and more.

In the second hour, hear the Modern Jazz Quartet, Monty Alexander Trio, Jon Batiste, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ray Brown Trio, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on December 21, 2018, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

It’s an all holiday jazz edition and in the first hour, hear tracks from Antonio Hart, Dean Martin, The Count Basie Orchestra with Ellis Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, The Vince Guraldi Trio, John Hicks, The George Shearing Quintet, Joe Pass, Diana Krall, Trombone Shorty & The City of New Orleans, and more.

William P. Gottlieb / Library of Congress

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on November 16, 2018, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Joshua Redman, Harry Connick Jr., Keith Jarrett Trio, Lauren Hooker, Lionel Hampton, and The Manhattan Transfer.

In the second hour, hear The Brad Mehldau Trio, Slide Hampton & The World of Trombones, Joe Pass, The Chenille Sisters & James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band, Ron Affif Trio, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond, Rhiannon Giddens & The Silk Road Ensemble, and more. 

nicholaspayton.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on October 19, 2018, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Gene Ammons, Janis Siegel, Jimmy McGriff, Joshua Redman, Louis Armstrong, Earl "Fatha” Hines, The Manhattan Transfer, and Larry Goldings.

In the second hour, hear The Matt Nelson Trio, Lionel Hampton, Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing with Wynton Marsalis and Jane Monheit, Nicholas Payton, Oscar Peterson Trio, Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan, Ray Brown Trio, and Fred Astaire.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on September 21, 2018, and hosted by Greg Petersen. The program features two tracks from the new album by Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, “Love is Here to Stay.”  

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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on August 24, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear Milt Jackson, Alvin Batiste, Ann Hampton Callaway, Art Pepper, Betty Carter, Gary Burton & Paul Bley, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimmy McGriff, Joshua Redman, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Max Roach & Clifford Brown, The Ray Brown Trio with John Pizzarelli, Ellis Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, Norah Jones, and more.

davidhazeltine.com

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on July 27, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear David Hazeltine, Maria Mulduar, Maynard Ferguson, McCoy Tyner, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, The Taylor/Grisman Jazz Quartet, and more.

In the second hour, hear Terance Blanchard, Willie Nelson, Red Garland, Wes Montgomery, Rececca DuMaine with The Dave Miller Trio, Sonny Rollins, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington and more.

maceoparker.com

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on June 29, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear Lionel Hampton & His Just Jazz All Stars,  Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing with Jane Monheit, Matt Nelson Trio,  Larry Goldings, Maceo Parker and more.

In the second hour, hear Ed Wiley Jr., Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong,  Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond, James Moody, Melissa Morgan, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Oscar Peterson, and more.

branfordmarsalis.com

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on June 1, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear John Coltrane, Tony Bennett, Tim Warfield, Wes Montgomery, Willie Nelson, Stan Getz & Kenny Barron,  Glen Miller Orchestra feat. Tex Beneke, Duke Ellington Orchestra with Ive Anderson, and BBC Big Band.

In the second hour, hear Brad Mehldau, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Cleo Laine & George Shearing, Geoffrey Keezer & Benny Green, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, John Pizzarelli, Larry Goldings, and Janis Siegel.

Brian McMillen / Creative Commons

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on May 4, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Art Pepper, Bobby Hutcherson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, J.J. Johnson, The James Moody Quartet, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington and more. In the second hour, hear Maynard Ferguson,

NewYork Voices, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ray Brown Trio, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday, and more.

 

janissiegel.com

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on March 30, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Brad Mehldau Trio, Cassandra Wilson, Charles Bubeck, Chet Baker, David Leonhardt Trio, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, and more.

In the second hour, hear Ray Brown Trio with Kenny Burrell, Earl "Fatha” Hines, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Stan Getz, Herbie Mann & Phil Woods, Janis Siegel, Louis Armstrong, and more.

johnnycosta.com

  

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on March 9, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Christian McBride, Ellis Marsalis, Bill Evans Trio with Stan Getz, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Stan Kenton, Tony Bennett, Paul Desmond & MJQ, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Costa, Norah Jones, Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers, and more.

 

maceoparker.com

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on February 9, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Art Pepper and Duke Jordan, Billie Holiday. Carla Bley & Steve Swallow, Cassandra Wilson, Count Basie,  Dave Brubeck & Joshua Redman, and more.

In the second hour, hear The BBC Big Band, Ellis Marsalis, Jane Monheit, John Pisano and Ron Affif, McCoy Tyner with Claudio Roditi, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Maceo Parker, and more.

 

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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on January 12, 2018 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, Geoffrey Keezer & Kenny Barron, Herbie Hancock, Jeremy Davenport, and more.

In hour two, hear George Shearing, J.J. Johnson, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Michael Becker, Milt Jackson, Teri Rogier,  Wynton Marsalis, and more.

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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on December 15, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

It’s a holiday edition and in the first hour, hear tracks from The Gene Ammons All Stars, Chris Botti, Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan, James Taylor & Natalie Cole, Ray Brown, Monty Alexander & Russell Malone, The Vince Guarldi Trio, Jacques Loussier Trio, and more.

In the second hour, hear Kevin Eubanks, Diana Krall, The North Starr Jazz Ensemble, Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Vanessa Rubin, Taylor/Grisman Quartet, Trombone Shorty, and more. 

 

melissamorganjazz.com

  

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on November 17, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

It’s a all vocal edition this week and in the first hour, hear tracks from Abbey Lincoln & Hank Jones, Anita O’Day, Cassandra Wilson, Tony DeSare, The Tierney Sutton Band, Susie Thorne, New York Voices, Melissa Morgan and more.  

Atael Weissman / Creative Commons

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on October 20, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Lionel Hampton & His Just Jazz All Stars, Branford Marsalis, Joe Pass & John Pisano, Keith Jarrett, Patricia Barber and more.

In hour two, hear Miles Davis, Jimmy McGriff, Manhattan Jazz Quintet, Betty Carter, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington and more.

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on September 29, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In part one, hear tracks from Jimmy Rushing, Jon Hendricks, Melba Liston and Her 'Bones, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Lester Young, Dr. John, and more.  

In the second hour hear Chet Baker & Art Pepper, Duke Ellington, Anat Cohen, Roger Williams, and more. 

Brian McMillen / Creative Commons

  

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on September 22, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dexter Gordon, Dianne Reeves, Ed Wiley Jr., Frank Sinatra, George Coleman Quartet, Herbie Mann & Phil Woods, Kitty Margolis and more.

In the second hour, hear Stan Getz, Tierney Sutton, Brad Mehldau, Louis Armstrong, Matt Nelson Trio, Red Garland, Slide Hampton & The World of Trombones, Joe Pass Quartet and more.

davidmurraymusic.com

  

An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on August 25, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Red Garland, Rebecca DuMaine, Ron Affif Trio, Maynard Freguson, Anita O’Day, Art Pepper, Billie Holiday and more.  

In the second hour hear Carla Bley & Steve Swallow, Cassandra Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, George Coleman Quartet, Ann Hampton Callaway, David Murray, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington and more. 

 

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