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In Memoriam: Ronald W. Lewis

Fri, 03/20/20
Ronald W. Lewis, founder of the Original Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and director of the House of Dance & Feathers in the Lower 9th Ward, has died at the age of 68. Lewis was a highly respected member of the New Orleans cultural community for decades.  Lewis started... Read more

Guide to video streaming music (with a phone)

Thu, 03/19/20
A few tips for video streaming music from a phone from WWOZ's Video Director, Charlie Steiner. It’s wonderful that some musicians have been live streaming their music, but many of the ones I’ve seen are hard to listen to and watch. I couldn’t watch videos by some of my f... Read more

OnlineWire - New Orleans virtual gig calendar

Wed, 03/18/20
Virtual gig listings from New Orleans musicians, so you can support and enjoy live, local music. Without leaving home.    While normal gigs are not being held during the pandemic, we'll be updating the WWOZ OnlineWire, a calendar of virtual gigs, in the place of the regula... Read more

Support for local musicians during COVID-19 pandemic

Sun, 03/15/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
As COVID-19 continues to grow in the New Orleans area, our local musicians and clubs are facing unprecedented challenges. New Orleanians know how to come together and support each other in trying times-- just, this time, we have to maintain physical distance. Below, we've o... Read more

French Quarter Fest moved to October

Fri, 03/13/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
French Quarter Fest released a statement this morning stating that their top priority is the health and safety of fans, artists, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and community. Following the recommendation of public health officials and with the support of the City of New Orlea... Read more

Thank you to our spring 2020 new and renewing members!

Fri, 03/13/20
Big thank you to all of our new and renewing members who have made our spring membership drive a success! Our membership drive ends at 2pm on Friday, March 13, and we need the support of ALL of our listeners. If you enjoy WWOZ more than once a week, we're calling on YOU to... Read more

It is my culture. It is my bloodline. And it is our future.

Thu, 03/12/20
It was 1987, when I got my first driver's license, that I realized WWOZ was my city’s radio station and how special it was. I’d get in the car after my dad had been driving, and he always had it tuned to 90.7 FM. ALWAYS. There was no other station where he could listen to t... Read more

Video: Catahoulas at WWOZ - March 2020

Thu, 03/12/20
New Orleans Catahoulas joined us for a live performance on trad jazz show with host Sally Young this morning! Check out their performance below. If you appreciate the station that brings you more live music than any other, be a part of our number and become a member today! Read more

Video: Chris Thomas King at WWOZ - March 2020

Thu, 03/12/20
Chris Thomas King joined us for a live performance on Sittin' At The Crossroads yesterday! Check out his performance below. If you appreciate the station that brings you more live music than any other, be a part of our number and become a member today! Read more

Video: Phil DeGruy at WWOZ - March 2020

Thu, 03/12/20
Phil DeGruy joined us for a live performance on the Morning Set yesterday! Check out his performance below. If you appreciate the station that brings you more live music than any other, be a part of our number and become a member today! Read more

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