Our 2009 Fall Membership Drive was a smashing success, and we'd like to thank more than 1,500 new and renewing members who pledged to help 'OZ keep Guarding the Groove. Plenty of them even wrote in to tell us why WWOZ matters to them.
We beat our membership goal and raised well over $200,000 with the help of our show hosts, volunteers, in-studio performers, staff, and food donors. We couldn't have done it without each one of you!
From the bottoms of our music-filled hearts, a huge WWOZ thank you goes to:
Phone Volunteers Adrienne Altman, Deondra Ard, Carol Badilla, Steve Bellaire, Val Bergman, Virginia Brisley, Luis Capuchina, Therese Carter, John Caulkins, Hazel Champagne, Lydia Cooper, Louis Crispino, Stacey Cunningham, Wayne Curtis, Frances Davis, Michelle Denney, Matthew DeOrazio, Melissa DeOrazio, Matt Devitt, Bonnie Dwyer, Stephanie Easley, Al Emmendorfer, John Felt, Robert Fischer, Cecily Fogarty, Mason Gilko, Dennis Good, Edie Hall, Jan Janz, Michele Jean-Pierre, Joan Judycki, Andrea Kaiser, Hunter King, Clarissa Koederitz, JoAnn Korejo, Sonya Leathers, Clebert LeBlanc, Pam Legge, Erin Litolff, Todd Lupberger, Vickey Maples, Ruth Marinello, Susan Meyers, James Morrissey, Joel Nitzkin, Phyllis Nitzkin, Lisa Pickett, Michelle Reeves, Anne Roddy Johnston, Ashley Roth, Janet Roye, Betty Jane Schlater, Karen Scott, Eshyah Selig, Stan Smith, Tricia Sperier, Emily Stawell, Jordan Stuart, Robert Swain, Carla Talevi, Kathleen Tribble, Steve Walden, Jamie White, Sissy Wiggin, Chris Williams, and Cammie.
On-Air Pitchers A.J. Gullage, Debbie Allen, Deondra Ard, Sharon Armstrong, Bradley Blanchard, Dr. Boomgaarden, Scott Borne, Julia Botero, Bill Bowman, Christy Carney, Renee Dodge, Julliette Ducre, Andrea Dianne Forman, Diane Grams, Jeff Greenberg, Ariana Hall, James Henderson, Billy Hillman, James Hines, Michael Hornsloy, John Hyman, Lisa Kavanaugh, Mike Kobrin, Alex Legge, Jerry Lenaz, Todd Lupeberger, David Marinello, Mary Matalin, Alex Mercedes, Andrew Miles, Jason Miner, Stacey Morigeau, Bob Murat, Richard O'Connor, Robin Pennell, Diana Pinckley, Renard Poché, A.J. Rodrigue, Bill Sadin, Linda Santi, Bonnie Scariano, Jordan Stuart, Andrew Ward, David Weinberg, Russell Williams, Linda Wright, Sally Young, Cerulleal, and SherriLyn Colby-Bottel.
Ignacio Sanguinetti, Sam Cammarata, Luis Capuchina, Christy Carney, Mike Casey, Vinay Chary, Christy Grimes, Amber Tucker, Chris Wells, and Andrew Wiseman.
Food Donor Coordinator
Byblos Restaurant, St. James Cheese Company, Cold Stone Creamery, George's Produce, CC's Coffeehouse, The Joint, Restaurant August, Lil' Dizzy's Café, Restaurant Atchafalaya, La Divina Gelateria, Slim Goodies' Diner, Whole Foods Market, Country Club, Sky Brew Coffee, Martinique Bistro, T-Eva's, Mona's Café, Elizabeth's Restaurant in the Bywater, Croissant D'Or Patisserie, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Mona Lisa, Roman Pizza, Satsuma Café, J'Anita's at the Avenue, Pub, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, New Orleans Ice Cream, La Boulangerie, The Gumbo Shop, Mimi's in the Marigny, New Orleans Cake Café & Bakery, Crabby Jack's, Mother's Restaurant, La Divina Gelateria, Brown's Dairy, Coca Cola Bottling Company, French Quarter Pizzeria & Bar, Juan's Flying Burrito, Kermit Ruffins and Sydney's Saloon, Marigny Brasserie, Marigny Perks, Montrel's Bistro, New Orleans Coffee Company, Reginelli's, Rio Mar, Slice Pizzeria
Michael Pellera, Jesse Boyd, Cotton Mouth Kings, Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, Al “Little Fats” Jackson, Andy Forrest, J. Monque'D, Blaze 1 Vision Group, Nicole Slack Jones, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Brownout, Michael Juan Nuñez, Eric Lindell, Fredy Omar, The Revealers, Sammy Naquin, Michael Millet, Jon Cleary, David Torkanowsky, Doug Belote, Seva Venet, Storyville String Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Jesse McBride, Sharon Martin, Big Daddy O, Midnight Streetcar, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Gravy, Johnny Vidacovich, Paul Sanchez, and Dr. John.