WWOZ-FM is licensed to the Friends of WWOZ, Inc, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Its Board of Directors is appointed by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, Inc., the presenting organization of the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
WWOZ-FM is the flagship radio station of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, broadcasting and streaming the festival live from start to finish including more than 28 performances from any of 10 Festival stages.
Our Board of Directors maintains fiscal oversight, sets policy and finds the resources to support the station.
The WWOZ Board of Directors meets at the President's discretion. The next WWOZ Board meeting will be held at 4:30pm on October 12, 2016, at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, 1205 N Rampart, New Orleans, LA 70116.
Board of Directors
C.J. Blache, President
Richard Cortizas, Vice President
Belinda Lewis Batiste, Treasurer
Roxy Wright, Secretary
Jay H. Banks, Board Member
Marc Barnes, Board Member
Gerald Billes, Board Member
Ruth Chouest, Community Board Member
Karen Nabonne Coaxum, Community Board Member
Bob Edmundson, Community Board Member
Douglas Hammel, Board Member
Deborah Duplechin Harkins, Board Member
James Hutchinson, Community Board Member
Courtney Slatten Katzenstein, Community Board Member
David Kerstein, Board Member
Peter Laborde, Community Board Member
Ronald McClain, Board Member
Gabou Mendy, M.D., Board Member
Mary Johnston Norris, Community Board Member
J.R. Pegues, Board Member
Leonard Smith III, Board Member
Carol Solomon, Board Member
Karen Solomon, Board Member
Archive of the Chief Operating Officer's Reports to the Board of Directors
Below you will find the full text of reports to the Board. The files are in PDF format.
Archive of the General Manager's Reports to the Board of Directors
Below you will find the full text of reports to the Board. The files are in PDF format, averaging about 220KB.
Board Meeting Minutes
Beginning in October 2013, we have been able to post minutes of our board's meetings: