Show Host Blog

Welcome to the WWOZ Blog! This is where 'OZ staff and beloved show hosts post news, thoughts, information, and of course, music.

Click on Read More to see the rest of the post and leave your own comments. Check back daily for new posts and special announcements!

Tribute shows for Ron Phillips and Suzanne Corley to air Saturday

Fri, 05/07/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Saturday, May 8, from 10am to 12pm CT, WWOZ will host an on-air memorial tribute to volunteer show host Ron Phillips, who died on April 27. Ron had been with WWOZ for almost ten years, most recently as the host of the Saturday morning show Weekend New Orleans. Many WWOZ ... Read more

Video: Alfred Uganda Roberts memorial celebration

Thu, 05/06/21
Alfred Uganda Roberts became an ancestor one year ago (May 5, 2020). On April 11, 2021, a memorial was held for him in Congo Square. Roberts played percussion with numerous New Orleans bands and recorded with, among others, Allen Toussaint, The Meters, Professor Longhair, a... Read more

Interview: Tamara Jackson

Sun, 05/02/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force President Tamara Jackson talks to Action Jackson about what needs to happen before traditional parades returns, how clubs can hold replacement events in the meantime, how the pandemic could have ... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 05/01/21

Sun, 05/02/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available May 1 - May 15): "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 "I'm Your Man" - Spade Brigade, 1980 "I Ca... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/30/21 Tribute to Suzanne Corley

Sat, 05/01/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Kokpa Dobet Gnahore 03:56 Djekpa La You 2 Tus Pencas Lila Downs 03:24 Salón Lágrimas y Deseo 3 Koumba Tshala Muana 06:17 African Divas Vol. 1 4 Bantwanyana Awu Dima Sisters 02:30 Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups - Vol. 5 5 Die With My Dignity Singing Sandra 05:00 6 Año Bisiesto ... Read more

In Memoriam: Ron Phillips

Thu, 04/29/21
It is with great sadness that we share more hard news with you this week. Longtime WWOZ show host Ron Phillips has passed, suddenly. On Tuesday, he enjoyed an evening out with friends and had a wonderful time, and when he returned home he had a sudden heart attack and died.... Read more

In Memoriam: Suzanne Corley

Tue, 04/27/21
It is with great sadness that we share the news that longtime WWOZ show host Suzanne Corley has passed, at 52. She had been part of the WWOZ family since 2002, and over the last decade was the host of the World Journey and Tudo Bem shows on Saturdays, and for many years was... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 04/24/21

Tue, 04/27/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available April 24 - May 8): “Bold Soul Sister” - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 “Together We Can Shine” – Linx, 1981 ... Read more

Video: Piano Night 2021

Tue, 04/27/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Welcome to WWOZ Piano Night 2021: From Our Homes to Yours! This is a benefit for WWOZ, but as in 2020, no tickets are required. By going virtual we are able to open our doors and make seats to welcome thousands of guests who never would have been able to all fit in the same... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/23/21

Sat, 04/24/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Teasin' Cornell Dupree 03:56 What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2 Long Walk To D.C. Staple Singers 02:33 Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1 3 oh_jehovah Stanley Beckford 03:16 Reggaemento 4 I'm a Fool for You James Carr 01:58 A Man Needs A Woman 5 No... Read more

Get the 'OZone monthly newsletter
facebook logo
Like us on Facebook
Volunteer at WWOZ
Hear it here!