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Interview: Chris Terro of Big 6 Brass Band

Sun, 12/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, cowbell percussionist Chris Terro of the Big 6 Brass Band talks to Action Jackson about second lines, how he started playing the instrument, what the band is doing to raise money amid the pandemic, and more. Hear it all in the player ... Read more

Rhythm Room 12/18/20

Sat, 12/19/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Mo' Crunch Speedometer 04:30 Our Kind of Movement 2 Walk With Me Joss Stone 03:39 advance single 3 The Ladys Letter Pops Staples 02:21 Don't Lose This 4 Everyday I Have To Cry Arthur Alexander 02:45 More Dirty Laundry 5 If you're ready come go with Cynthia Richards 02:41 Her... Read more

Interview: 9 Times VP Oscar Brown

Mon, 12/14/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Oscar Brown of the Nine Times Social and Pleasure Club talks to Action Jackson about how the club reached its size, why the group cherishes diversity, how the parade route pays homage to the 9th Ward, and more! Hear it all in the playe... Read more

Rhythm Room 12/11/20

Sat, 12/12/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Lady Marmelade Mongo Santamaría 03:14 Afro-Indio 2 Get Right Church Prince Dixon 02:27 Overcome! Vol.1 - Preaching in Rhythm and Funk 3 Love Train Bunny Sigler 07:06 Keep Smilin' 4 Jimmy Mack Laura Nyro and LaBelle 02:57 Gonna Take A Miracle 5 Give Love Barry Brown 02:46 St... Read more

Volunteer Profile: Glen LeBlanc

Mon, 12/07/20
Volunteer at WWOZ   WWOZ Volunteers: What neighborhood of New Orleans are you from? I am from Marrero, LA on the Westbank of New Orleans, and I currently live in Harvey, LA, just a few miles from where I grew up. WWOZ Volunteers: How did you become acquainted with WWOZ? ... Read more

Interview: Bernard Robertson of Sudan SAPC

Sun, 12/06/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Bernard Robertson of the Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club talks to Action Jackson about the mental toll the pandemic is taking on the club, how charity efforts have been hampered by COVID, why it's important to mentor the youth, and mo... Read more

Video: Khris Royal & Dark Matter f/Nigel Hall 'I Can't Breathe'

Sun, 12/06/20
Last month, Khris Royal and Dark Matter put out a new video for their song, 'I Can't Breathe,' featuring Nigel Hall. Check it out below.  Read more

Rhythm Room 12/04/20

Sat, 12/05/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Der Kiezpanther Hamburg Spinners 02:34 2 help (god help america) charlie whitehead & the swamp dogg band - 03:47 charlie whitehead & the swamp dogg band 3 I Earned Mine Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 03:00 Cold World 4 I've Been Loving You Too Long Deliah Gartrell 03:07 ... Read more

Tudo Bem Anniversary Special w/Katrina Geenen

Sat, 12/05/20
Authored by Dean Ellis
In honor of WWOZ's 40th anniversary, I will be presenting a special Tudo Bem today featuring one of the station's very first show hosts, Katrina Geenen, founder of Tudo Bem, the music of Brazil, which Suzanne Corley and I took over after Katrina--whose last show was on OZ's... Read more

A Message from the GM: Happy 40th birthday, WWOZ!

Mon, 11/30/20
A Message from the General Manager: Happy Birthday WWOZ! 40 years ago today WWOZ was awarded its federal broadcast license-the only caveat was that it had to be on the air within 24 hours! Since the station had no physical base at the time, program hosts taped shows at hom... Read more

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