WWOZ show host Robyn L. Loda has created a new partnership for the station with the New Orleans Guardian Angels, the volunteer patrol group helping deter crime and create peace internationally since 1979. New Orleans Chapter Leader Phil Garcia gives Loda a hug after their live interview segment on "Blues in the Night with Robyn Loda," Sunday morning, about 2 a.m. on March 2, 2008.
Loda was greeted for her show on Saturday night the previous week by seven Guardian Angels ready to escort her, after she requested additional security for the area. When she thanked them, Patrol Leader Gloria Pierce laughed and said, "Honey, there were seven more of us at the back of the building, too!"
The Guardian Angels chapter in New Orleans formed after the Federal flood. They host chapters worldwide. Like WWOZ show hosts, they are volunteers serving their communities. Many listeners responded to the interview with thanks for both the Guardian Angels and WWOZ. Learn more about them at www.guardianangels.org worldwide.