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WWOZ Special Announcement

Sat, 09/23/23
After 18 years of broadcasting from our French Market location, this will be our last membership drive from here. Our building is set to have major renovations due to Hurricane Ida damage and we must vacate for that to begin. We are very grateful to The French Market and t... Read more

Rhythm Room 09/22/23

Sat, 09/23/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Gospel Time Encore James Simpson 06:09 Soul Revival 2 Night time is the right time The Soul Sisters 04:46 The Soul Sisters 3 ride your donkey the tennors 02:02 scratchy sounds cd1 4 Ace Of Spades Melvin Carter 02:18 A Deep Dip Into Memphis Soul Vol. 2 5 Get It When I Want it... Read more

Radio with an Authentic & Passionate Human Touch

Fri, 09/22/23
Authored by Dave Dauterive
In a world of evolving music radio automation, WWOZ exists to continue to offer authentic and passionate human touch to radio entertainment. We strive to bring creativity and originality in radio, preserving the past but at same time keeping you, the listener, current with ... Read more

WWOZ, a living library

Wed, 09/20/23
Authored by Michael Dominici
Michael Dominici, host of the New Orleans Music Show, Thursdays 11am-2pm CT, on what's special about WWOZ: "Long before I had any real sense of community, I listened to WWOZ because of the unique music content. It was the first time I heard James Booker, Professor Longhair... Read more

Global Groove 09/16/23

Sat, 09/16/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Sonido Amazónico Los Mirlos 02:43 Cumbias Chichadélicas : Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha 2 Macorina Doh Albert 07:16 Salsa Africana vol. 3 3 Uya Iwe Tobias Areketa & The Shazi Band 05:15 Jit - The Movie 4 Dans tes yeux Luc Leandry 04:21 Zouk Anthology by Thierry Cham 5 Cumbia ... Read more

Rhythm Room 09/15/23

Sat, 09/16/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Tubular Bells Champ Boys 03:23 Funk 'N' Soul 1973-76 2 This Wicked Race Marion Williams 02:52 Strong Again 3 Let It Be Bill Withers 02:36 Just As I Am 4 When Midnight Comes (Broadway 402) Sandra Phillips 02:56 When Midnight Comes (Discography 1965-75) 5 This Little Light Ma... Read more

The Mastrogiovanni Family at WWOZ

Tue, 09/12/23
Thanks to WWOZ volunteer Melissa Milton for all the hard work on this piece!   WWOZ is blessed to have in our family three members of the the Mastrogiovanni family. Meet them here! Johnny Mastro, Musician & Show Host | Lauren Mastro, Show Host | Michael Mastrogiovanni, Vo... Read more

Global Groove 09/09/23

Sat, 09/09/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Tres tigres Los Corraleros de Majagual 02:52 Colompilation 6 2 06 Qui Chemin 05:42 3 Che che cole Willie Colon - Hector Lavoe 03:33 Crime Pays 4 Aihe Ni Kpe We T. P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo 07:13 The Kings of Benin: Urban Groove 1972-80 5 Alegria Verde Sonido Verde de Moyobam... Read more

Rhythm Room 09/09/23

Sat, 09/09/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 tequila fantastic virtues 02:25 virtue recording studios 2 I Shall Not Be Moved Blind Boys Of Alabama 02:45 I'll Find A Way 3 Give It Up Sons Of Truth 04:16 Message From the Ghetto 4 Standing On The Pier Baby Washington 02:55 The Sue Singles 5 I'm A Whole New Thing Ural Thom... Read more

Photos: WWOZ Groove Gala 2023

Tue, 09/05/23
The WWOZ Groove Gala returned to Tableau and Le Petit Theatre on Friday, September 1! This year's Groove Gala performers included Irma Thomas, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Doreen Ketchens, John "Papa" Gros, Haruka Kikuchi, Treme Brass Band, and Soul Power Live with Soul Sister. I... Read more

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