This weekend would have been the 47th annual New Orleans Greek Festival on
Bayou St. John. It's a Memorial Day weekend tradition put on by the Holy
Since the Greek Festival cannot go on as planned, WWOZ would like to invite
you to "Greek Fe...
This week's '50s R&B Show will pick up where last week's left off -- with
recordings made at a New Orleans session in July of '56. From there, we'll
journey through the last recordings Little Richard made for Specialty in the
'50s before a religious awakening coaxed him awa...
This Sunday would've been Irma Thomas's 37th annual Mother's Day performance
at the Audubon Zoo. Since it can't happen this year, WWOZ will be
broadcasting an archived concert of hers to keep up the longstanding
tradition for all the moms out there.
Listen in to this speci...
Tune in Tuesday, May 5 from 2-4pm as Soul Serenade host Marc Stone pays
tribute to the late Alton "Big Al" Carson. He will be sharing memories of Big
Al from friends, fans, and more, plus music from Big Al's decades-long career
in New Orleans.
Listen live here.
On this week's '50s R&B Show (Tuesdays, 7-10pm), hear "Somethin' Else: A
Tribute to Eddie Cochran," as host Neil Pellegrin spotlights the brief but
fruitful career of Eddie Cochran to mark the 60th anniversary of his death.
It's available now on our 2-week archive.
Usually, anniversaries with more tenure get more shine and attention. I,
personally, feel a deep appreciation for and pride in Draw Fo' Radio's first
year on the WWOZ airwaves. Not many people know but Draw Fo' Radio has been
in the works for several years and to take an id...
On Monday's Jazz From the French Market, WWOZ continues its tribute to the
great musician and educator Ellis Marsalis with a special re-broadcast of a
concert first aired live on WWOZ in 1981: the Ellis Marsalis Quartet at the
Contemporary Arts Center featuring Ellis Marsal...
Listen back on our 2-week archive as Your Cousin Dimitri put together a
special quarantine show on Acoustic Blues, Sunday 2-4pm. Since we aren't
having guests in the studio during the pandemic, Dimitri put out a request
for musicians to submit songs from their homes to be p...
Tune in on our Monday morning trad jazz show, 9-11am, to hear a classic Big
Mama Rankin show! Regular Monday morning host Dan Meyer selected this show to
air; Betty Rankin was his mentor at WWOZ in the early 1980s.
Big Mama Rankin has been called “one of the best show hosts...
Tune in on Monday, February 10 during the Traditional Jazz show (9-11am)
for a special broadcast of the 2020 Danny Barker Birthday Bash concert
featuring Dr. Michael White, Gregg Stafford, Freddy Lonzo, Marie Watanabe,
Detroit Brooks, Topsy Chapman, Kerry Lewis, Herman LeBe...