2012 Spring Membership Drive Highlights & Thanks

WWOZ would like to thank all of our new & renewing members, show hosts, musicians, volunteers, staff, engineers and food donors for what is proving to be a stunningly successful Spring Membership Drive! You've all helped guard the groove and keep New Orleans community radio bringing you the music and culture you love. Bravo, 'OZ Nation!

Check out our photo highlights of all the exciting performers and guests, hardworking staff and volunteers, and delicious food from each day of the drive!

Drive Highlights by Day: 1 | 2 | 3 | 45 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Daily Highlights:

Day 11 — Friday, March 16

Musicians: Glen David Andrews, Bonerama, and Shannon Powell

Thanks for the food provided by: Dominique Rizzo over at La Boulangerie, and Eduardo Courtade and Israel Montero of Chilango's Seafood.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Raymond Kent, Renee Dodge, Keith Hill, Eric Ward, Bill DeTurk and Lauren Del Rio

Phone Bank Volunteers: Duane Williams, Leslie Cooper, Melissa McDonald, and Johnny O

 


Day 10 — Thursday, March 15

Musicians: Caesar Elloie, The Revivalists, Eric Lidnell, Leslie Smith, Wes Anderson, Kristina Morales, Camile Baudoin with David Doucet and Kevin O'Day, Brian Seeger, Adam Bellard, Alex Bosworth, and Irma Thomas!

Thanks for the food provided by: Steve Himlefarb of New Orleans Cake Cafe, Jack Leonardi at Crabby Jack's, Shaggy of Shaggy's Boil (Happy new baby!), Pizzicare Pizzeria, and Kristina Bradford of Whole Foods.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Russell Shelton, SherriLynn Colby-Bottel, Sally Young, Diana Pinckley, James Henderson, Sherwood Collins, Andrew Ward, David Torkanowsky, Robin Pennell, Jelly Roll Justice, Rick Wilkof, Missy Bowen, and Linda Santi

Phone Bank Volunteers: Duane Williams, Jimmy Morrissey, Monique Hamilton, Steve Bellaire, Melissa McDonald, Frances Davis, Kaitlin Ryan, Andrew Monson, Carol Badilla, Michel Gagnier, Danny Albert

 


Day 9 — Wednesday, March 14

Musicians: Troy Sawyer, Michaela Harrison, Joe Krown and Big Daddy O

Thanks for the food provided by: Sarah Pape from CC's Coffeehouse, Eileen and Jay of Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Reginelli's Pizzeria, Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: K. Balewa, Crystal Gross, Olivia Greene, Leslie Cooper, George Ingmire, Renard Poche, Jodi Brown, Big D, Jordan Stuart, Maryse Dejean, Rick Wilkof, Bob Murret, Tommy Lyons

Phone Bank Volunteers: Monique Hamilton, Oliver Burke, Joanne Cole, Melissa McDonald, Eather Reynolds, Frances Davis, Duane Williams, Veronica Cromwell, Bobby Vallicello, Robert Swain, Renee Dodge, Clay Colton

 


Day 8 — Tuesday, March 13

Performing Musicians: Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, Sam Price & Band of Fish, Soul Project and Jesse Morrow

Thanks for the food provided by: Slim Goodies' Kappa Horn, Dana Honn at Carmo Cafe, Avenue Cafe, Jager Haus, and Alexis & Jordan Ruiz of the Munch Factory.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Mark LaMaire, Brian Boyles, Zach Young, Julie Raimondi, Danielle Small, A.J. Rodrigue, Marc Stone, Lisa Kavanaugh, T.R. Johnson, Bradley Blanchard, Jivin' Gene, Neil Pellegrin, Valerie Kacprzak

Phone Bank Volunteers: Duane Williams, Monique Hamilton, Joanne Cole, Charlie Barnes, Frances Davis, Susan DelGuidice, Clay Randolph, Bobby Vallicello, John Salomone, James Baus, Mary Naughton

 


Day 7 — Monday, March 12

Performing Musicians: The Orleans 6, Cha Wa, and The Session.

Thanks for the food provided by: Stephanie Dao of Croissant D'or Patisserie, Chef Maryjane over at The Country Club and Fatma of Fatoush Mediterranean Grill.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Joel Dinerstein, Linda Wright, Jeff Greenberg, Julie Raimondi, Murf Reeves, Jennifer Leslie, Andrew Grafe, Scott Borne, Sondra Bibb, Gentilly Jr., Cousin Dimitri

Phone Bank Volunteers: Duane Williams, Jimmy Morrissey, Johnny O, Betty Jane Schlater, Jayeesha Dutta, Dennis Good, Scott Eustis, Ayn Pivonka, Natasha Noordhoff, Lawson Key, Bobby Vallicello

A big thanks to the members of the Gulf Restoration Network that dedicated their time as phone bankers. The Gulf Restoration Network is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region.

 


Day 6 — Sunday, March 11

Performing Musicians: Hurray for the Riff Raff & T'cainalle

Thanks for the food provided by:  Croissant D'or Patisserie's Stephanie Dao, Judy at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, and Farrow Stephonson of Mona Lisa Restaurant

Show Hosts & Pitchers:  Brother Jess, Linda Wright, Hazel the Delta Rambler, Crystal Gross, Charles Laborde, Jim Hobbs, Cousin Dimtri, Jerry Lenaz, Elizabeth Meneray, Molly Cobb, Kathleen Lee, Stacey Morigeau, Eugene Thomas, and David Weinberg

Phone Bank Volunteers: Martha Good, Dennis Good, John Caulkins, John Titsworth, Lisa Bacques, Betty Jane Schlater, Matt Devitt, Karen Scott, Judith Thigpen, Duane Williams, Stephanie Easley, Paulette McCrary, Oliver Burke

Thanks to Lydia Benson for donating her 2012 Louisiana Festivals & Events Calendars to 'OZ!

 

Day 5 — Saturday, March 10

Thanks for the musicians who performed: Rick Trolsen & Scott Myers

Thanks for the food provided by: Sarah Pape over at CC's Coffeehouse, Erin Kavanah of Juan's Flying Burrito, and Danny Acles at Cafe Amelie.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Peter Kastl, Crystal Gross, Sean O'Meara, Veronica Cromwell, Yolanda Estrada, Ariana Hall, Dean Ellis, Suzanne Corley, Chris Dunn, Brice Nice, Scott Borne, Soul Sister, Molly Cobb.

Phone Bank Volunteers:  Matt Devitt, Raoul DeGruy, Monique Hamilton, Tracy Norwood, Gerry Christoff, Karen Scott, Dennis Good, Clarissa Koederitz, Austin Allen, Duane Williams, Suzy Moran, Robin Bordelon, Anne Fleming, Oliver Burke.

Blue Cliff College was on deck from 10:30 to 2pm today and will be back on Thursday for free massages! The massage school is donating some of their community service hours to the 'OZ family by offering their magical hands to relieve pledge drive stress.

 


Day 4 — Friday, March 9

Thanks for the musicians who performed: Colin LakeRicky Weston, & The Mash Up - Terrance HigginsGrant Green Jr. and Ike Stubblefield

Thanks for the food provided by: Sam Alassal over at Magnolia Grill; Christiano, Eric and Nat from Martinique Bistro; and Kristina Bradford of Whole Foods!

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Raymond Kent, Renee Dodge, Keith Hill, Jodi Brown, Black Mold, Jerry Lenaz, Valerie "The Problem Child" Kacprzak, Cousin Dimitri, Vin Chary, SherriLynn Colby-Bottel, Black Mold, David Weinberg

Phone Bank Volunteers: Steve Walden, Leslie Cooper, Mary Naughton, Johnny O, Adrienne Altman, Matt Devitt, Melissa McDonald, Judith Thigpen, Mike Dill, Stephanie Easley, and Anne Fleming

 


Day 3 — Thursday, March 8

Thanks for the musicians who performed: Seva Venet & Storyville String BandTBC Brass BandGeorge Porter & Raymond Weber, and Cindy Scott & Brian Seeger

Thanks for the food provided by: Kappa Horn over at Slim Goodies, Mr. Boswell's Boswell's Jamaican Grill, and the Breens, Jenny and Pete, at the The Joint.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Scott Borne, Sally Young, Eric Ward, Sherwood Collins, Stacey Morigeau, David Torkanowsky, Robin Pennell, Jelly Roll Justice, Missy Bowen, and Marc Paradis

Phone Bank Volunteers: Duane Williams, Jimmy Morrissey, Leslie Cooper, James Henderson, Aaron Viles, Dan Favre, Vicky Maples, Susan DelGuidice, Todd Lupberger, Gerry Christoff, Juli Sholar, Andrew Monson, Carol Badilla, and Michel Gagnier

 


Day 2 — Wednesday, March 7

Thanks for the musicians who performed: James Andrews & Larry BraggsLucky Johnson & 10th Ward BuckBobby SanabriaMario Abney & Red MorganDanny Able, Gene Harding, Jesse Morrow & Chuck Perkins

Thanks for the food provided by: Steve Himlefarb of New Orleans Cake Cafe, Jack Leonardi at Crabby Jack's, and St. James Cheese Shop's Richard Sutton.

Show Hosts & Pitchers: K. Balewa, Crystal Gross, Olivia Greene, Renee Dodge, George Ingmire, Jodi Brown, Russell Shelton, Lauren Del Rio, Maryse Dejean, Veronica Cromwell, Bob Murret, Tommy Lyons, and AJ Rodrigue.

Phone Bank Volunteers: Steve Walden, Duane Williams, Leslie Cooper, Maggie Calmes, Karen Gadbois, Matt Davis, Vicky Maples, Phyllis Nitzkin, Joel Nitzkin, Melissa DeOrazio, Matthew DeOrazio, John Caulkins, John Salomone, Renee Dodge, and Clay Colton. 

A big thanks to the members of the Gulf Coast Restoration Network that dedicated their time as phone bankers.  The Gulf Restoration Network is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region.


Day 1 — Tuesday, March 6

Thanks for the musicians who performed: Kenny Neal & the James Singleton Trio

Thanks for the food provided by:  Peter & Cassi Dymond at Satsuma Cafe, Anjay Kesway of Nirvana Indian Cuisine, and Charlotte Ergun of newly opened Santa Fe Tapas

Show Hosts & Pitchers: Zach Young, Julie Raimondi, Michael Dominici, Jamie "Wild Man" Dell'Apa, Marc Stone, Lisa Kavanaugh, T.R. Johnson, Scott Borne, Jivin' Gene, Neil Pellegrin, Valerie Kacprzak

Phone Bank Volunteers: Steve Walden, Duane Williams, Jimmy Morrissey, Johnny O, Jayeesha Dutta, Vicky Maples, Susan DelGuidice, Kaitlin Ryan, Suzy Moran, John Caulkins, Robert Swain, Mike Dill, James Baus.

A big thanks to Matt Davis and Karen Gadbois, both of the investigative news website, The Lens, for their time today as phone bankers. In 2011, WWOZ together with The Lens, launched Insight New Orleans, a partner of the Public Insight Network. As a partner, we actively seek people living in our area to be sources in the network in the interest of providing relevant, compelling and insightful journalism.

 


And let's not forget!

A special thanks to Lauren Del Rio, Eliza Llewellyn, and especially Crystal Gross and Molly Cobb!