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'OZ Love from Around the World

Fri, 11/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
As you've probably heard, it's WWOZ's mission is to bring New Orleans music to the universe. And judging by the places from which we get pledges, it must be working. These maps show locations from which we've had donations this membership drive. Of course we do really well ... Read more

New Orleans Music Video: Hot 8 Brass Band, "Ghost Town"

Fri, 11/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the Hot 8 Brass Band, with their cover of the Specials' 1981 classic Ghost Town. Last spring they did another versions at the Guardian in London. Britain's third largest paper described the band as "New Orleans' finest purveyors of roof raising, jazz-infused, funk an... Read more

Fall Membership Drive: Day 3 Highlights

Fri, 11/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
A great third day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 3 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 3 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

Wisdom from WWOZ Members

Thu, 11/07/13
Authored by David Stafford
A few more thoughts from our members on why WWOZ deserves your support... Earl, Gautier, MS: I love the variety of music, the history and knowledge of the Deejay's and the overall NOLA feel. Dig!! Brian, Metarie, LA: I challenge all Federal employees to get off their brass ... Read more

Music Video: Tab Benoit (& friends), "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"

Thu, 11/07/13
Authored by David Stafford
I can't tell you the exact circumstances of this performance of the hymn "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", but it comes from Tab Benoit's YouTube Channel, which describles it thusly: "Tab Benoit, Louisiana Leroux, Jim Lauderdale, Kim Wilson, Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, ... Read more

Fall Membership Drive: Day 1 Highlights

Wed, 11/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
An awesome first day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 1 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 1 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

Fall Membership Drive: Day 2 Highlights

Wed, 11/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
A great second day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 2 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 2 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

Music video: Flow Tribe, "Fiya on Esplanade"

Wed, 11/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
Check out New Orleans funk-rockers Flow Tribe doing "Fiya on Esplanade", recorded last April at the 2013 Rhythm N' Blooms Festival in Knoxville, TN.   Read more

Fall Pledge Drive Kicks Off

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
The WWOZ Fall Pledge Drive has commenced! If you like what you hear, show your support. You can pledge here or call in during your favorite show at 1-877-907-6999. See below for a photo gallery of some of today's special highlights. As always, thanks for tuning in.   Tomorr... Read more

"Gem Sessions" feat. Jamison Ross & JoyRide - Nov. 18 at Little Gem Saloon

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Soul Sister
WWOZ, Little Gem Saloon, Soul Sister, and Lura Belle Productions present “Gem Sessions” featuring Jamison Ross & JoyRide Monday, November 18, 2013 2 shows: 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. (Doors at 7:00 and 9:30pm) Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. at Poydras, New Orleans, LA, 701... Read more

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