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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

Member Quotes - 1

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our members do a great job at articulating what's great about the station. Here are some quotes from our last drive: Ruth - Philadelphia: I live only part of the year in NO and when I'm in Philly for the rest of the year, y'all are my lifeline to my beloved city. I stream O... Read more

Why Support WWOZ?

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
OZ's founders, Jerry and Walter Brock, knew a good thing when they heard it. The brothers set out to share New Orleans culture with the world, and it is this passion that keeps 'OZ alive. From the swampy city and across the globe, WWOZ is your 24 hour listener-supported, vo... Read more

And It's ON! 'OZ's Fall 2013 Pledge Party Happening Now

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Fall 2013 edition of our Membership Drive kicks off today and runs through November 15. Our Pledge Parties are great times to hear one-of-a-kind performances by the brightest stars in the New Orleans music universe. Early on today, we're planning on having the Dukes of ... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest, 3: Buckwheat Zydeco

Sun, 11/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means even the second weekend is less than six month away. So let's do one "Jonesin' for JF Video": Buckwheat Zydeco does "Hard To Stop" on the Acura Stage at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.   Read more

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