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Tribute to French Quarter Fest on WWOZ Saturday

Tue, 04/06/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in to WWOZ this Saturday as we pay tribute to French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron on the festival's traditional spring weekend! From 12-4pm CT, we'll be sharing highlights from the festival's past with sets from John Mooney, Tin Men, Betty Shirley, Tuba Skinny... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 04/03/21

Mon, 04/05/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike and Tina Turner, 1970 "If You Feel It, Say Yeah" - Fruit, 1978 "Galaxy" - War, 1978 "Words and Music" - The Beck Family, 1979 "Give Me Some More" - The Moments, 1974 "C... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/02/21

Sat, 04/03/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Hip hug her Mongo Santamaria 02:53 2 Troubles of the World The Christian Harmonizers 03:02 Greg Belson's Divine Funk: Rare American Gospel Funk and Soul 3 If I Could Reach Out Otis Clay 02:55 Royal Memphis Soul 4 Loop de Loop Happy Junior/I.Q.S 02:57 Muzik City: The Story o... Read more

Video: Big Chief Dump with Young Maasai Hunters 2018

Tue, 03/30/21
Big Chief Dump (Keelian Boyd, Sr.) died Sunday of heart failure. He was 37. In 2018, WWOZ was on hand as he stepped out as Big Chief with his own tribe, Young Maasai Hunters, for the first time. WWOZ sends our best wishes to his family and friends at this difficult time. Read more

Interview: Treme Sidewalk Steppers' Charlie Brown

Sun, 03/28/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Treme Sidewalk Steppers president Charlie Brown talks to Action Jackson about why the club holds numerous events a year, what the second line culture means to him, why he really appreciates the crowds that attend the parades, and more.... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 03/27/21

Sun, 03/28/21
Authored by Soul Sister
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike and Tina Turner, 1970 "Give Me Some Skin" - James Brown, 1977 "We Like to Party...Come On" - Switch, 1978 "I Know Why You're Here Tonight" - The Variations, 1982 "Are ... Read more

Rhythm Room 03/26/21

Sat, 03/27/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Sissy Charles Simmons & the Royal Imperials 02:46 Barnyard Soul! Greasy Gritty Groovy Southern Fried Soul! (1966-1970) 2 For What It's Worth (Epic 5-10220) The Staple Singers 02:26 You've Got To Earn It (Singles 1953-85) 3 Heal Yourself RUTHIE FOSTER 04:33 The Phenomenal R... Read more

Applications for Music Relief Fund open now

Wed, 03/24/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications from Louisiana musicians and music industry workers for the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund. Apply by March 31st. The grant is meant to support those who have lost a significant amount of income due ... Read more

WWOZ wins two awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

Mon, 03/22/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters honored WWOZ with two awards at this year's Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting! WWOZ was named Station of the Year and our longtime engineer, Damond Jacob, was named Broadcast Engineer of the Year. Damond has been with WWOZ sinc... Read more

Get an authentic Jazz Fest-style sign for Jazz Festing In Place 2021

Mon, 03/22/21
Jazz Festing In Place returns to WWOZ on April 22! 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 gen... Read more

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