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Remembering Katrina: 5 Years After the Storm

August 29, 2010, marks the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall as a Category 5 storm in southeast Louisiana. In the months following the failure of the federal levee system in New Orleans, a group of 31 community radio stations from around the world lent a much-needed hand as WWOZ struggled to stay on the air.

WWOZ salutes this group of stations — now affectionately called the Katrina Network — for embodying the true spirit of community radio, as well as the notion of Guarding the Groove. The Katrina Network is commemorated on the back of the WWOZ Live Broadcast Truck (pictured) as a testament to the power of community radio stations working together.

Check out our up-to-date list of Katrina 5-year anniversary events.

The Katrina Network
KALW
San Francisco, CA
KDHX
St. Louis, MO
KBOO
Portland, OR
WJFF
Jeffersonville, NY
KSVR
Mount Vernon, WA
WOMR
Provincetown, MA
WMPG
Portland, ME
WBGO
Newark, NJ
KDNK
Carbondale, CO
KOTO
Telluride, CO
WFHB
Bloomington, IN
KRCB
Rohnert Park, CA
WLIU
Southampton, NY
WCWP
Southampton, NY
KZFR
Chico, CA
WEMU
Ypsilanti, MI
KBCS
Bellevue, WA
KSDS
San Diego, CA
CKUA
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3PBS
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
KGNU
Denver, CO
WGDR
Plainfield, VT
KXCI
Tuscon, AZ
KUVO
Denver, CO
KRFC
Fort Collins, CO
WRFG
Atlanta, GA
WFCR
Amherst, MA
KPFT
Houston, TX
KQED
San Francisco, CA
KEXP
Seattle, WA
WFMU
Jersey City, NJ
Community Radio Working Together!

 

Hurricane Katrina 5th Anniversary Events

Monday, Aug. 23: Levees.org & Harry Shearer Mark Katrina Anniversary

Wednesday, August 25: Second Line Honoring 5 years of Post Katrina Recovery

Thursday, August 26 - September 3: Mobile Photography Exhibit on Katrina's Impact

Thursday, August 26: Levees.org Celebration and Presentation on Katrina Anniversary

Thursday, August 26: Sweet Home New Orleans Celebrates New Orleans’ Recovery & Release of 3rd Annual State of New Orleans’ Music Community Report

Friday, August 27: Katrina Book Signing and Discussion

Saturday, August 28: Hurricane Katrina Funeral and Burial Services

Saturday, August 28: "Heroes of the Storm" honoring LTG Russell Honoré and others

Sunday, August 29: NOVAC Presents "5 Years Today," An Evening of Local Film Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Sunday, August 29: "Commemoration and Determination: Katrina V" with Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Sunday, August 29: Trinity Episcopal Church Katrina Memorial featuring Albinas Prizgintas & Friends

Sunday, August 29: Dear New Orleans Compilation Listening Session

Sunday, August 29: Defend the Gulf Movie Series Screening and Discussion

 

Friday, September 10: Swimming Upstream by Eve Ensler

 

 

Comments

Love for the GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD

Five years ago I gave everything I owned away to get to New Orleans, Ray Ray say,"WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET!" It was a long trip on the Hound from Portland, Oregon. I arrived a few days befor Christmas and slept in the park until I found a place in the Broadmoor area, there was nomore than five people in that area at the time. I was the only one with utilites for several weeks, hell it was so bad that I could not get a cab to come to my house,but someone from the ASPCA came by every two weeks to drop off pet food so thatI could take care of the dogs and cats in the hood. I moved to Camp St just after the Colisum Theater burned down. This is when I started to help others to repair and repaint their homes. As the economy went to hell it became harder for me to keep up with the over inflated cost of rent in the Garden D. I had to go, now I am in exile from a city that I gave every thing away to get to. I not angry or mad, I'm just sad that I had to move to Florida and stay with friends. Had BP hired more people from the New Orleans Area I Would not be in exile today and I would be a resident in the GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD.La Bon temps Rouler.

Katrina Cat 5 Landfall?

Katrina made landfall as a Category 3, not 5.

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