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'OZone Email Newsletter for August, 2010

Tue, 08/17/10
Dear Listener, August in New Orleans... It's a time when the entire French Quarter-scape seems to melt in the sticky blur of wavy air. Steam rises from the water troughs set out to provide comfort to the sweltering mules hauling tourist-laden carriages—the tourists themse... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for July, 2010

Wed, 07/14/10
Dear Listener, Wouldn't it be cool if...? July is planning month at WWOZ, and there seems to be no end to the exciting ideas swirling about. Did you ever wish there was something that 'OZ could be doing but hasn't gotten around to yet? If you've got ideas about web site ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for June, 2010

Thu, 06/17/10
Dear Listener, WWOZ’s Gulf Aid benefit concert for our devastated coastal community last month sparked a cascade of similar local events, like Jonathan Ferrara Gallery's Gulf Aid Art exhibition (June 17-19). You can also download “It Ain’t My Fault” by the Gulf Aid AllSta... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for May, 2010

Wed, 05/19/10
Dear Listener, Just days after Big Plume began gushing in the Gulf, I knew we couldn't wait for the insurance checks like we did after Katrina. Driven by horrific visions of our wildlife and wetlands encased in oily muck, I got producer Steve Rehage and Mardi Gras World's... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2010

Wed, 04/14/10
Dear Listener, We had a blast at French Quarter Fest last weekend, and there's plenty of live events action all this week, like our broadcast of Betty Harris at the Old Point Bar. But the big one is coming: 2 full weekends of Jazz Fest, plus WWOZ Piano Night (April 26), n... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2010

Wed, 03/17/10
Dear Listener, How can we ever thank you for your over-the-top response to our Spring Membership Drive? The mood is decidedly upbeat here at ‘OZ Central, as our 100 or so volunteer show hosts, 250-or-so supporting volunteers and smattering of paid staff read your positive... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2010

Wed, 02/17/10
Dear Listener, The otherworldly Superbowl XLIV alone was a good enough time to last New Orleans all the way through 2010 — we should just start working right now on feeling half that good in 2011. And that live broadcast on ‘OZ two weeks ago from the Grammy Museum had us... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for January, 2010

Wed, 01/20/10
Dear Listener, Our hearts are heavy as the Haitian situation unfolds in all its horror. When we in New Orleans see certain scenes from that island, we can't help but think of our own city since we share so much culture and heritage. And of course, all of us who lived thro... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for December, 2009

Fri, 12/18/09
Dear Listener, Happy Holidays! Your support helped make lots of things possible for WWOZ this year. A brief and breathless review of the past year reveals that ‘OZ now provides 54 other U.S. radio stations with a weekly program of live music performances recorded locall... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for November, 2009

Wed, 11/18/09
Dear Listener, Just in case you weren't taking notes, WWOZ broadcast over 55 acts live this past month, including Jon Cleary, Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, Bobby Rush, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Irma Thomas to name just a few! After all this plus a m... Read more

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