Members & Membership

A note from the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas

Fri, 09/16/22
I'm writing today to ask you to support the station that supports New Orleans Musicians!  I've been a member of WWOZ since 1980-before it was even on the air. And now, I am proud to be a Board Member too. This is the only station where we can hear local musicians' music an... Read more

A taste of New Orleans

Thu, 09/15/22
Authored by Sally Young
Born and raised in New Orleans, I support WWOZ because of its connection to the music community of New Orleans. It not only promotes and preserves the legendary music that started in New Orleans, but it also supports the music of today. WWOZ plays music that’s not usually o... Read more

The music takes me back.

Wed, 09/14/22
Authored by Rare On The Air
I love the music that I grew up with, 50s & 60s oldies, and the only time I listen to it is when I play it on WWOZ on Wednesday nights.  This music lets me remember the good times, conjures up a lot of memories of days gone past, who I was with and what I was doing. We’d ... Read more

The thing that makes us so happy

Mon, 09/12/22
Why support WWOZ? Because of that moment.  We’ve all had that moment, thousands of times. That moment, when we tune in and they play the music for us. Brass; jazz of countless stripes, from last century and since; funk; the New Orleans piano lineage; zydeco; every kind ... Read more

The Gospel Show Is My Church

Sun, 09/11/22
Authored by Lauren Mastro
I often describe my show as “gospel, spiritual and inspirational music from New Orleans and beyond.”  This allows me to push the envelope of what most consider “gospel” music and, in turn, to introduce listeners to music that they otherwise might not discover on their own (... Read more

The Voice of Our Lives

Fri, 09/09/22
Authored by Father Ron
WWOZ represents everything that is good about New Orleans and South Louisiana. This station not only represents the musicians, songwriters, and producers of this area, but also the people and culture that make us so unique. WWOZ is at the heart of all this: second lines, Ma... Read more

Photos: WWOZ Groove Gala 2022

Fri, 09/02/22
The WWOZ Groove Gala returned to Tableau and Le Petit Theatre on Thursday, September 1! This year's Groove Gala performers included Irma Thomas, John Boutte, Bruce Sunpie Barnes & Amanda Shaw, Meschiya Lake, Doreen Ketchens, Al "Lil Fats" Jackson, and DJ Neil Pellegrin. It ... Read more

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

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