Fall Membership Drive — Day 5

Published on: October 13th, 2008

See what's going on at the station during the Fall Membership Drive. Here is our daily coverage from Friday, October 10.

Day 5 — Friday, October 10

Live music broadcasts on Friday:

Mario Abney plays a trumpet solo on his beautiful composition, "Spiritual Perception," live in the WWOZ studio on the Friday afternoon jazz show.

Mario Abney

New Orleans pianist Jason Butler with the Mario Abney Quintet.

Jason Butler

Trumpeter and bandleader Mario Abney from Chicago with New Orleanian Khris Royal on saxophone.

Mario Abney and Khris Royal

Pat Casey from Denver on bass and Julian Addison from Dayton, Ohio, on drums with the Mario Abney Quintet.

Pat Casey and Julian Addison

Drummer Julian Addison with the Mario Abney Quintet.

Julian Addison

Topsy Chapman (on the right) sounded absolutely divine with her a capella trio, Solid Harmony, live in the WWOZ studio.

Topsy Chapman and Divine Harmony

Fists were flying as the Big Easy Roller Girls CHEAP THR!LLS and Ponchartrain BeAtch got into it on the New Orleans Music Show this morning.

The Big Easy Roller Girls

WWOZ membership drive co-producer Laura Dedleaux trying to keep the Big Easy Roller Girls from hurting each other.

Producer Laura Dedleaux with the Big Easy Roller Girls

Big Easy Roller Girls Pontchartrain BeAtch, CHEAP THR!LLS and Mudflap Girl talk trash about their upcoming bout, a double header against the Mississippi Rollergirls at UNO on Saturday, October 11.

The Big Easy Roller Girls

The live performances on Thursday by The Revivalists and Juan-Carlos Formell were so electrifying that they literally tore the paint off the walls in the studio.

photo of paint chips on the floor of the studio

WWOZ couldn't make it without your support. We'd like to send a special thanks out to the angels who keep our horde of volunteers, staff and visitors fed every day during the drive, including Slim Goodie's Diner, Martinique Bistro, T-Eva's, Parkway Bakery & Deli, Croissant D'Or, Kermit Ruffins and Sidney's Saloon, Crabby Jack's, Rio Mar, Cool Brew Iced Coffee, George's Produce, Brown's Dairy, La Divina Gelateria and New Orleans Ice Cream.

photo of coq au vin

We're posting live updates on what's going on here at the station during the membership drive, so check back often. We're thrilled that we are once again able to present live music from the studio, thanks to our brand-new live music studio! And don't forget, you can tell the world how much you love 'OZ on our new listener comments page, What Does WWOZ Mean to You?

Check out day-by-day highlights from our Fall 2008 Membership Drive:

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