Tune in to the '50s R&B Show tonight at 7pm CT as host Neil Pellegrin pays
homage to a largely unsung talent and intriguing personality in New Orleans
R&B history: "Grandpa" Elliott Small, who passed away March 8 at age 77.
Thanks to Grandpa Elliott's prominent inclusion in...
YLC's free Wednesday at the Square concert series returns for the first time
since 2019 this spring! YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free concert series
in the heart of New Orleans Central Business District. Proceeds from food and
beverage sales benefit the Young Leadershi...
I’ve been a DJ for nearly 44 years, including 27 at WWOZ. Being a show host
on WWOZ is truly an honor. I love telling a story with the songs I play,
creating a mood, and bringing together our community through music. As host
of the New Orleans Music Show, my playlist possib...
I first worked with WWOZ to get the Jazz Fest Live Broadcast on my college
station back in Indiana. It's hard to believe now, but I actually moved down
here in 2002 because WWOZ had put a call out for DJs. I thought I'd be here
for a year or two, but I fell completely in lo...
I started out at WWOZ back in the 80s. Up at Tipitina’s I’d answer phones
and hang out with the great programmers the Duke of Paducah and Billy Delle.
I had a large collection of music so they asked me to do a program. At first,
I didn’t want to commit to being at the stati...
"Why do I do what I do for WWOZ? Because OZ isn’t a radio station. It’s
family, love, and memories. OZ and I are almost the same age. I’ve been
able to hear it for as long as I’ve been on this earth. I’ve had the
pleasure of experiencing it in every way possible. As a liste...
"I've been listening to WWOZ for decades and it keeps getting better and
better. WWOZ is truly the sonic signature of New Orleans music and culture.
New Orleans' musicians are truly a treasure, and nowhere else can you hear
all of the genres that are reflected among all of ...
"I support WWOZ because first of all, I'm a musician. That's number one. I
love the music, the culture, and the heritage of my city. It's all on 'OZ! As
well as my family. I idolized my uncle, Bob French. He was a big influence on
me as a musician, as well as to get involve...
New Orleans drummer Kevin O'Day has passed. Kevin was a well-known figure in
the New Orleans music scene for decades and he performed with many groups
including The Single Atom Theory, Kevin O'Day & Live Animals, and Midnite
Disturbers. He also owned KODSquared Entertainmen...
Here's Kristin Diable's set from the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage
Center on Friday, March 5, 2022! This concert was held as part of the
"Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music" concert series.