When New Orleans flooded after Hurricane Katrina, 90.7 fell silent as our station was damaged and our staff and show hosts were scattered around the country. We were saved when WFMU threw us a lifeboat. Now it's our turn to return the helping hand.
Last year we reported to you from Joseph S. Clark High School in the Treme, which was in the process of shifting management to the Firstline Schools charter group. We returned a year later to check in see how Clark - known for its musical alumni - is doing.
After the failure of federal levees New Orleans, a group of 31 community radio stations from around the world lent us a much-needed hand as we struggled to stay on the air. Thus was the Katrina Network born. Now, in the aftermath of Sandy, some of those stations need help...
A touching letter from Wendy Oxenhorn, Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America, in which she tells of the hardships being endured by New York musicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the Jazz Foundation's efforts to help them.
TBC Brass Band will be riling up Armstrong Park as part of the all-brass lineup at this year's fest, November 10 & 11. You best come with an appetite because it's going to be gumbo-palooza with a variety local vendors offering their take on the New Orleans' staple.
New Orleans is a city of endless possibilities. 48 hours will be just enough to tantalize your taste buds and convince you to come running back for more at first chance. No need to rush! New Orleans moves at a pace unlike any other place.
New Orleans is a city built on hard-crusted, soft-bellied loaves of french bread. If you ask around for the best po-boy in town, many New Orleanians will point you out toward Bayou St. John and the Parkway Bakery, home to two of the city's most beloved po-boys: roast beef and fried shrimp.
WWOZ met up with Action Jackson, a local DJ and community activist, at his "coming out party" to see how he was preparing to be Grand Marshal for this year's Oshun parade. Find out more about this local music icon who does so much to support New Orleans second line and Mardi Gras Indian culture.