'OZone Email Newsletter for December 2017

 Landry Walker

In the DECEMBER 2017 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
WWOZ Celebrates Three Centuries of New Orleans | Join Before December 31 | 2017 in Video | 2017 in 100 Photos | Show Host Spotlight: Bill DeTurk | Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Longfield | Two-Week Archive: Share Your Favorite Shows | Recipe: Caribbean Frosty | Quick Links

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NOLA: 300 Years

WWOZ Celebrates Three Centuries of New Orleans

New Orleans is turning 300 next year, and WWOZ is celebrating! Starting in January, you'll be able to hear our Tricentennial Music Moments on WWOZ. Many beloved New Orleans musicians and personalities are going to entertain, inform, and surprise you with great moments from 300 years of music history in the Crescent City. You'll hear these brief pieces at different times each day on WWOZ. Keep listening because we'll have new moments airing every week, all year long!

» NOLA: 300 Years

Ms. Smalls

Ms. Smalls, seasonably attired.
Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Join Before December 31

With the holidays just around the corner, we hope that you'll consider making a first time gift or an additional gift to 'OZ for our Don’t Stop The Music Campaign. Your support will allow us to continue preserving New Orleans music, history, culture and heritage for many years to come. Make your tax deductible gift by joining our Guardian of the Groove Family today!

» Help us keep on guarding the groove

Aurora Nealand

Aurora Nealand.
Still from video

2017 in Video

Check out sixteen sweet videos recorded by the WWOZ Video Department during 2017. They include performances by Henry Butler, Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, Cyril Neville, Kristin Diable, and D.L. Menard, plus festivals, second lines and other parades, drumlines and lots more great memories.

» Sixteen 2017 videos

School Groove  

Cole Williams

Cole Williams at FQ Fest.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

2017 in 100 Photos

Once again, our cadre of volunteer photographers captured thousands of striking images of New Orleans musical culture. It was extremely difficult, but we've selected about a hundred (or so) examples of their best work from the year's in-studio performances, festivals, parades, pledge drives, and other events. Big thanks to Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Kichea S. Burt, Eli Mergel, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Charlie Steiner, Mark PoKempner, Black Mold, Olivia Greene, Bill Sasser, Ken Maldonado, Michael E. McAndrew and the other volunteer photographers whose work is represented in this amazing Flickr set.

» 2017 in 100 Photos

Bill DeTurk

Bill DeTurk on the mic.
Photo by Ken Maldonado

Show Host Spotlight: Bill DeTurk

WWOZ is proud to shine the spotlight on Bill DeTurk, veteran host of the legendary "Louisiana Music Party" alternating with host Black Mold on Fridays from 11a-2p. Bill started volunteering more than 20 years ago as a Livewire producer, when the station was still broadcasting from Armstrong Park. It was Bill who coined the phrase "Get out there and hear some live, local music!" Don't miss his Frightening Holiday Music Party, which airs on December 15 and features some very unusual and obscure holiday tunes. Thanks for all you do, Bill DeTurk!

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Michael Longfield

Michael Longfield.
Photo by Maryse Dejean

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Longfield

It’s hard to imagine how we managed without our volunteer-extraordinaire, Michael Longfield. Since he started volunteering at WWOZ in January, he's filled all kinds of roles. He's been a stellar receptionist and greeter at the front desk, and he's also done production work and data entry. He assists the Midnight Creeper with his playlist on Thursday afternoons from 2-4 pm. In addition to being a bicycle aficionado, this native of Seattle also ran a low power television station in Aspen, Colorado for 5 years. We’re so glad you’re part of the 'OZ family, Michael!

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Planned Giving  


Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Two-Week Archive: Share Your Favorite Shows

Our Two-Week Archive makes our regular shows available for your streaming pleasure on-demand, for two weeks after their original air dates. You can hear Cajun & Zydeco or Hazel the Delta Rambler on a weeknight, or our Monday-Friday Trad Jazz shows on the weekend. Use the new Get URL button to get a direct URL for each individual show, then share it with your friends--a free gift of the groove.

» Share the Groove!

Caribbean Frosty

Photo by Murf Reeves

Recipe: Caribbean Frosty

It's the time of year to celebrate! Here's a seasonal drink created by one of our show hosts, Murf Reeves, who's also a professional mixologist. You can hear him on ‘OZ every Monday, 11a-2p, during the New Orleans Music Show. Cheers!

» Recipe: Caribbean Frosty


WWOZ Quick Links

New Orleans Music Calendar: Live music is the lifeblood of New Orleans. Check out the Livewire music calendar to find out who's playing where.

When we stream live video, you can see it here.

WWOZ Elsewhere on the Web: Become a fan of 'OZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Pledge/Renew Now: Support WWOZ—and the music you love!

WWOZ broadcasts from  the French Market on the banks of the Mississippi.

Air time: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:00am

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