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Wacko Wade and Little Freddie King on WWOZ

Fri, 03/08/24
WWOZ is the window to the World for New Orleans and Louisiana music. When Little Freddie King started recording again in the early 90s, it was Jerry Brock and DJ John Sinclair that came to us and introduced our “Gut-Bucket Blues” to the World by way of WWOZ. After many year... Read more

A Note from WWOZ GM Beth Arroyo Utterback

Wed, 03/06/24
Dear Guardians of the Groove, This is a very exciting time for our beloved WWOZ! Our Spring Membership Drive begins tomorrow and I hope we can count on your support during this pivotal time for our station. You can become a member today at wwoz.org/donate. For the last fe... Read more

Barbara Hawkins of the Dixie Cups on the '50s R&B Show tonight

Tue, 03/05/24
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Tune in to the '50s R&B Show with host Neil Pellegrin this Tuesday from 7-10pm CT as Barbara Hawkins of The Dixie Cups joins him in the studio! Barbara, along with her sister Rosa Lee Hawkins and their cousin, Joan Marie Johnson, formed the group in the early '60s. They wer... Read more

Suwannee Spring Reunion officially kicks off festival season

Fri, 03/01/24
Well, it’s about to officially be festival season. What is the official kick off for you for your festival season?  For myself, festival season officially kicks off in March with the Suwannee Spring Reunion at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, just a seven hour drive fr... Read more

Tickets for WWOZ Piano Night 2024 on sale now

Mon, 02/26/24

Video: Marcia Ball and Tinsley Ellis at WWOZ

Fri, 02/23/24
Marcia Ball and Tinsley Ellis performed live at WWOZ in advance of their show at Broadside tonight! Check it out in the player below:  Read more

Video: Black Masking Indians, Mardi Gras 2024

Tue, 02/20/24
One week ago today, the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans debuted their new suits for the year. A large congregation gathered outside the Backstreet Cultural Museum at various points throughout the day to celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras Day within their community whil... Read more

Video: Mississippi River on Mardi Gras Day

Mon, 02/19/24
A snapshot in time for Mardi Gras 2024! This was the scene by the Mississippi River after the parades on Mardi Gras Day (February 13, 2024).  Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February 2024

Fri, 02/16/24
    In the FEBRUARY 2024 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Piano Night Happens April 29 | Jazz Fest 2024 Lineup | Spring Membership Drive, March 7-15 | Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music | Photos: Mardi Gras in Church Point, LA | Carnival Ti... Read more

Spring 2024 Wednesday at the Square

Thu, 02/15/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
YLC's free Wednesday at the Square concert series returns this spring! YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free concert series in the heart of New Orleans Central Business District. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Young Leadership Council’s community projects... Read more

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