2010 Fall 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 a stunningly successful Fall 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!

Fall 2010 Drive Highlights: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

From the bottom of our music-filled heart, a huge WWOZ thank you goes to: 

Show Hosts

WWOZ has so many people to thank for helping out during the drive, but first and foremost we must thank all of our dedicated volunteer Show Hosts. You are the heart and soul of the station. 

Phone Bank Volunteers

Adam Troisi, Adrienne Altman, Aimee Shultz, Allison Petit, Ashley E. Martin, Bernadette Hines, Betty Jane Schlater, Cammie Hill-Prewitt, Carla Talevi, Carol Badilla, Cassandra Contreras, Charles Paul, Cherie Eues, Chris Beattie, Christina Rigaud, Clarissa Koederitz, Danielle Blake, Danielle Small, Dave Lewis, David Foote, Dennis Good, Emily Stowell, Eshyah Selig, Gerry Christoff, Grace Perrine, Hunter Daniel, Hunter King, James Appello, James Henderson, James Morrisey, Jan Janz, Jeremy Miller, Jill Sternheimer, Joan Judycki, Joel Nitzkin, John Caulkins, John Titsworth, Kaitlin Ryan, Karen Scott, Kat Coneybear, Lawson Key, Lisa Bacques, Maia Jackson, Matt Devitt, Michel Gagnier, Michelle Erenberg, Nancy White, Paulette McCrary, Peter Kastl, Phyllis Nitzkin, Renee Dodge, Rick Wilkof, Robin Bordelon, Ruth Marinello, Sharon Kohl, Sissy Wiggin, Sonia Gasparini, Stacey Cunningham, Steve Walden, Sophie Nuke'em aka Abby Vandeerlin, Sunshine Bond, Therese Carter, Todd Lupberger, Trash aka Shena Mullins, Tricia Sperier, Veronica Cromwell

On-Air Pitch Krewe

Sharon Armstrong, Bradley "Trout Meunière" Blanchard, Scott "Big Money" Borne, Bill Bowman, Good Golly Miss Molly Cobb, SherriLynn Colby-Bottel, Laura Dedleaux, Jaime Del'Appa, Cousin Dimitri, Renee Dodge, CJ Dunn, Dean Ellis, Andrea Forman, Crystal "Ginger Snap" Gross, Ariana Hall, James Henderson, Chessa "Chesstosterone" Johnson, Lisa "The Kitten" Kavanaugh, Trumpet Mike Kobrin, Jerry Lenaz, Stacey Morigeau, Bob Murat, Diana Pinckley, Renard Poché, Sweet Johnny Ray, AJ "The Boudin Man" Rodrigue, Linda Santi, Jordan Stewart, Anna Temple, Andrew Ward, Rob Weiss, Linda "The Big Red Woman" Wright

Performing Musicians

Caesar Elloie, Alvin Ford, Chris Severin, Thaddeus Richard, Kermit Ruffins, David Torkanowsky, Peter Harris, Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Phil Parnell Jazz Trio, Country Fried, Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, Johnny Sansone, Colin Lake, The Charmaine Neville Band, Lynn Drury, Paul Longstreth, Honey Island Swamp Band, John Fohl, Gene Harding, Mike Kobrin, Craig Klein, Jimmy Carpenter, Luke Allen, Norbert Slama, Carl Keith, Spike Perkins, The High Ground Drifters, Jack Brass Band, We Are One Brass Band, Young Fellaz Brass Band, Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band with Trixie Minx, Seth Walker, Bone Tone Brass Band, Aaron Fletcher, John Boutté, Todd Duke 

Food Donors

La Boulangerie, Izzy's Cajun Kitchen, Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans Cake Cafe, Crabby Jack's, Whole Foods, Shaggy's Boil Inc. Seafood and Catering, Lazaro's Pizza, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown, George's Produce, The Kupcake Factory, CC's CoffeehouseJ'Anita's at the Avenue Pub, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Croissant D'or PatisserieLa Divina Gelateria, Oceana Grill, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Mona Lisa RestaurantMartinique BistroThe Joint, Tee-Evas, Slim Goodies, The Country ClubSt. James Cheese Shop, Baby's Coffee, Brown's Dairy, Coca Cola Bottling Co of Louisiana, Kentwood Water, Cool Brew Coffee


Food Coordinator Extraordinaire

Chris Wells

Generally Awesome ‘OZillians

David Weinberg, Anna Temple, Gene Harding, Zena Moses

WWOZ Staff
With special thanks to Molly Cobb and Eliza Llewellyn

Photo Slideshows & Recaps

Day 1 — Thursday, September 30

The Bone Tone Brass Band kicked off opening day of our Fall Membership Drive. Later in the afternoon, 'OZ host David Torkanowsky performed during his "Blues Ball" show along with saxophonist Aaron Fletcher. "Treme" theme song composer and singer extraordinaire John Boutté lent his blessed vocal tones to the cause, accompanied by guitarist Todd Duke. Chef Coy LeBeau of the Country Club provided a culinary highlight with his eggplant Napoleon and succulent pork loin.  

    Food provided by: Slim GoodiesCountry ClubSt. James Cheese ShopLa Divina Gelateria, and George's Produce 

    Day 2 - Friday, October 1

    A trio of brass bands kept things rollin' along just right on day two. We were also treated to a visit from Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, with the beautiful Trixie Minx gliding around the performance studio in full burlesque regalia to entertain onlookers. Seth Walker dropped by in the afternoon for an acoustic performance as well.

      Food provided by: New Orleans Cake CafeMartinique BistroThe Joint, and Tee-Evas 

      Day 3 - Saturday, October 2

      The third day of our Fall Drive was fairly quiet — except for the phones, that is. Thanks to all those who pledged... Especially the folks who helped Yolanda Estrada set a new record for her show "Tiene Sabor"!

      Food provided by: Croissant D'or PatisserieLouisiana Pizza Kitchen, and Mona Lisa Restaurant

      Day 4 - Sunday, October 3

      The beautiful music provided by the High Ground Drifters during Hazel the Delta Rambler's show helped make our Sunday morning easy. In the afternoon, Your Cousin Dmitri hosted the always-entertaining Norbert Slama Trio, featuring Carl Keith on guitar and Spike Perkins on bass.

        Food provided by: Croissant D'or PatisserieLa Divina Gelateria, and Oceana Grill 

        Day 5 - Monday, October 4

        Starting the week off right for day five of the Drive was Luke Allen from the Happy Talk Band, who stopped by to play a few solo acoustic tunes during Murf Reeves' "New Orleans Music Show". The staff and volunteers were definitely having a lot of fun — check out the slide show to see what we mean.

        Food provided by: CC's CoffeehouseJ'Anita's at the Avenue Pub, and Parkway Bakery & Tavern

        Day 6 - Tuesday, October 5

        What a day! Our show hosts were reaching their goals and beyond, thanks to listener support. Charmaine Neville and her band started off the day with a couple of tunes in the live broadcast studio. Lynn Drury stopped by in the early afternoon to sing a few solo acoustic tunes, and pianist Paul Longstreth visited T.R. Johnson's show to tickle the ivories in the broadcast studio. Also on hand performing were members of the Honey Island Swamp Band along with special guests John Fohl, Jimmy Carpenter, Craig Klein, Mike Kobrin, and Gene Harding, who churned out some bluesy numbers during Marc Stone's show.

        Food provided by: La Boulangerie, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown, Shaggy's Boil Inc. Seafood and Catering, George's Produce, and The Kupcake Factory

        Day 7 - Wednesday, October 6

        Another fantastic day for 'OZ! We had some very special guests stop by to talk about the importance of supporting New Orleans music, including Renard Poché and Washboard Chaz. Country Fried, Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, and Jumpin' Johnny Sansone with Colin Lake all provided some great live music for listeners, staff and volunteers.

        Food provided by: New Orleans Cake Cafe, Crabby Jack's, Whole Foods, Shaggy's Boil Inc. Seafood and Catering, and Lazaro's Pizza

        Day 8 - Thursday, October 7

        The final day of our Fall Drive proved to be an exciting one, with an early morning guest appearance by singer Caesar Elloie. Kermit Ruffins also stopped by to perform with David Torkanowsky on piano, Johnny Vidacovich on drums, and Peter Harris on bass. Kermit even improvised a blues using our pledge hotline number, and Basin Street Records generously gave away 5 copies of Kermit's upcoming CD to some high-rolling pledgers. Later in the day, Torkanowsky backed up bassist George Porter Jr. on a few tunes, including another rendition of our pledge number. Talk show host and "Simpsons" voice-actor Harry Shearer also stopped in to make his pledge and help convince listeners to do the same.

        Food provided by: La Boulangerie, Izzy's Cajun Kitchen, and Mother's Restaurant 


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