'OZone Newsletter Archive

'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2009

Sun, 04/12/09
Festival Season Starts Now! A note from Programming Director Dwayne Breashears: Can you feel it? That low rumble and electric tingle heralds the approach of the 40th annual Jazz Fest, which is only a week away. Here in the Crescent City, the buzz is building fast and fur... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2009

Sun, 03/15/09
Thanks for a Great Spring Pledge Party! A special note from our Membership Director, Crystal Gross: We fell a bit short of our goal, but more than 1,700 members called or went online to pledge their support, and I personally want to thank you for doing your part to help '... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2009

Sat, 02/07/09
Dear Listener, I was born and raised in New Orleans, but the city still constantly surprises me with pockets of tradition tucked away in every neighborhood, church, bar, social club, and krewe. And every year, we celebrate our multiple personalities with that ultimate hom... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for January, 2009

Sun, 01/11/09
Dear Listener, John Mooney crooning with his monster backup band at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, The Blind Boys of Alabama live onstage at the Voodoo Music Experience 2008, 30 sousaphone players jamming in the streets of the French Quarter, Dave Bartholomew performin... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for December, 2008

Fri, 12/12/08
Dear Listener, On December 4th, WWOZ celebrated its 28th birthday! Times being what they are, we found ourselves in the midst of a three-day, on-air Holiday Brass Pass Blitz. One of my favorite magic moments of the Blitz was hearing bluesman J. Monque'D on Missy Bowen's... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for September, 2008

Wed, 09/17/08
Dear Listener, We were having such a good time, too! 'OZ was just broadcasting away from Denver with four straight nights of live music. We were supposed to go straight to the Detroit Jazz Festival over Labor Day Weekend, and then straight to Minneapolis for the Friends o... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for August, 2008

Thu, 08/14/08
Dear Listener, Just like the rest of New Orleans, WWOZ is getting out of town during the dog days of August. First, we'll be airing a private party of 3,000 revelers kicking off the Democratic National Convention from the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on Sunday night, Aug... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for November, 2008

Mon, 11/10/08
Dear Listener,  Sometimes we wish we were so well-funded that WWOZ could be a television station. This coming November 28 is such a time — 16 tuba-istas will be out on the streets, second-lining their homage to New Orleans' own Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen, who passed in 200... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for October, 2008

Fri, 10/17/08
Dear Listener, New Orleans pretty much has only 2 seasons—hot and cold, with a blessed whiff of temperate-ature for a few days in-between. Then, every once in a while, balminess shows up around the winter solstice. Basically though, New Orleans is a city of extremes, a... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for July, 2008

Tue, 07/15/08
Dear Listener, It's mid-summer and the station finds itself a-bustle with growth. We're bombarded by a bevy of engineers, volunteers and constructioneers building out offices and production areas at 'OZ central. This is a physical testimony to our new, long-term lease at ... Read more

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