Members & Membership

A message from Jennifer Brady

Fri, 03/18/22
The end of 2022 will make ten years of volunteering at WWOZ and I love it more all the time. No matter what’s going on in life - whether it's hurricanes, holidays, heartbreak or when everything is perfect - WWOZ is my favorite relationship and the best part of closing out t... Read more

A message from Sondra Bibb

Thu, 03/17/22
Authored by Sondra Bibb
My parents came of age in the 50s when Jazz was at its prime. They went to shows and heard everybody: Miles, Coltrane, Thelonios Monk. Even though I grew up in suburban Detroit, my sister and I didn’t have a Motown experience, it was Jazz from a very young age. I got my fir... Read more

A message from Missy Bowen

Wed, 03/16/22
Authored by Missy Bowen
I’ve been a DJ for nearly 44 years, including 27 at WWOZ. Being a show host on WWOZ is truly an honor. I love telling a story with the songs I play, creating a mood, and bringing together our community through music. As host of the New Orleans Music Show, my playlist possib... Read more

A message from Mark LaMaire

Tue, 03/15/22
Authored by Mark LaMaire
I first worked with WWOZ to get the Jazz Fest Live Broadcast on my college station back in Indiana. It's hard to believe now, but I actually moved down here in 2002 because WWOZ had put a call out for DJs. I thought I'd be here for a year or two, but I fell completely in lo... Read more

A message from The Gov

Mon, 03/14/22
Authored by The Governor
I started out at WWOZ back in the 80s. Up at Tipitina’s I’d answer phones and hang out with the great programmers the Duke of Paducah and Billy Delle. I had a large collection of music so they asked me to do a program. At first, I didn’t want to commit to being at the stati... Read more

A few words from Duane Williams

Sun, 03/13/22
Authored by Duane Williams
"Why do I do what I do for WWOZ? Because OZ isn’t a radio station. It’s family, love, and memories. OZ and I are almost the same age. I’ve been able to hear it for as long as I’ve been on this earth. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing it in every way possible. As a liste... Read more

A few words from Charlie B

Sun, 03/13/22
Authored by Charles Burchell
"I've been listening to WWOZ for decades and it keeps getting better and better. WWOZ is truly the sonic signature of New Orleans music and culture. New Orleans' musicians are truly a treasure, and nowhere else can you hear all of the genres that are reflected among all of ... Read more

A few words from DJ Giant

Thu, 03/10/22
Authored by DJ Giant
"I support WWOZ because first of all, I'm a musician. That's number one. I love the music, the culture, and the heritage of my city. It's all on 'OZ! As well as my family. I idolized my uncle, Bob French. He was a big influence on me as a musician, as well as to get involve... Read more

Giving challenge in honor of Suzanne Corley

Sat, 09/25/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Suzanne Corley, who passed this April, was a long-time show host on WWOZ on Jazz from the French Market, Tudo Bem, and World Journey. In honor of Suzanne's almost 20 years of service to WWOZ, her friends and family have set up a special challenge fund during WWOZ's fall mem... Read more

Photo gallery: Festing In Place

Mon, 04/20/20
Submit your photo to to be featured in our gallery of OZilians all over the world getting their groove on to the sounds of Jazz Fest at home! Helping us stay together while we're apart. We wish we could be with you in the WWOZ Hospitality Tent at Jaz... Read more

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