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Rhythm Room 09/30/22

Sat, 10/01/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Ghost Walk copy The Mighty Mocambos 03:52 2 How_Do_I_Get_There Don Bryant 03:57 Don't Give Up On Love 3 Time is winding up Dorothy Norwood 03:09 SuperFunk's Mission Impossible 4 He Called Me Baby Ella Washington 03:03 Dirty Laundry 5 Love And Affection Jackie Brown 02:32 Mon... Read more

Applications to perform at Jazz Fest due Oct. 1

Wed, 09/28/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell (April 28 – May 7) is accepting applications for bands wishing to perform at the 2023 Festival through Saturday, October 1, 2022. The mission of the Festival is to promote, preserve, perpetuate, and encourage the ... Read more

Rhythm Room 09/24/22

Sat, 09/24/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Tell Mama The Majestics 02:10 Here Come Da Judge 2 Hold On (Joy Is Coming) The Harlem Gospel Travelers 02:53 Look Up! 3 Nobody's Business Light Of Saba 02:00 The Magical Light Of Saba 4 I Am A Soul Little Janice 02:33 (Pzazz 034) 5 Funny Feeling Dennis Brown 03:06 Romantic R... Read more

Get an authentic Jazz Fest-style sign from Nan Parati

Tue, 09/20/22
Festing In Place returns to WWOZ on September 29! You can deck out your home/yard/office in authentic Jazz Fest-style by getting your very own sign from Jazz Fest sign artist Nan Parati. For a limited time, she is making her hand-written sign services available for the gene... Read more

A note from the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas

Fri, 09/16/22
I'm writing today to ask you to support the station that supports New Orleans Musicians!  I've been a member of WWOZ since 1980-before it was even on the air. And now, I am proud to be a Board Member too. This is the only station where we can hear local musicians' music an... Read more

A taste of New Orleans

Thu, 09/15/22
Authored by Sally Young
Born and raised in New Orleans, I support WWOZ because of its connection to the music community of New Orleans. It not only promotes and preserves the legendary music that started in New Orleans, but it also supports the music of today. WWOZ plays music that’s not usually o... Read more

The music takes me back.

Wed, 09/14/22
Authored by Rare On The Air
I love the music that I grew up with, 50s & 60s oldies, and the only time I listen to it is when I play it on WWOZ on Wednesday nights.  This music lets me remember the good times, conjures up a lot of memories of days gone past, who I was with and what I was doing. We’d ... Read more

The thing that makes us so happy

Mon, 09/12/22
Why support WWOZ? Because of that moment.  We’ve all had that moment, thousands of times. That moment, when we tune in and they play the music for us. Brass; jazz of countless stripes, from last century and since; funk; the New Orleans piano lineage; zydeco; every kind ... Read more

The Gospel Show Is My Church

Sun, 09/11/22
Authored by Lauren Mastro
I often describe my show as “gospel, spiritual and inspirational music from New Orleans and beyond.”  This allows me to push the envelope of what most consider “gospel” music and, in turn, to introduce listeners to music that they otherwise might not discover on their own (... Read more

The Voice of Our Lives

Fri, 09/09/22
Authored by Father Ron
WWOZ represents everything that is good about New Orleans and South Louisiana. This station not only represents the musicians, songwriters, and producers of this area, but also the people and culture that make us so unique. WWOZ is at the heart of all this: second lines, Ma... Read more

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