We hope you enjoyed the special programming on Wednesday for our 39th
birthday! We welcomed a number of special guests back into the studio to
share stories about WWOZ's past, shared very rare performances recorded or
broadcast live by WWOZ, and much more. There were so man...
Between 1947 and 1956, the music that was laid down at Cosimo Matassa's
modest J&M Recording Studio on the corner of N. Rampart and Dumaine became
the music of the world. From Roy Brown's 1947 chart-topper 'Good Rockin'
Tonight' to Fats Domino's 'Going to the River' and 'My...
WWOZ turns 39 on Wednesday, December 4 and we're celebrating on the airwaves
with some special programming! Tune in 9a-7p to hear stories about WWOZ's
past, listen to old performances recorded or broadcast live by WWOZ, hear
interviews with longtime members of the WWOZ comm...
In the summer of 1981, WWOZ founder Jerry Brock engineered a 90-minute WWOZ
program, hosted by a then 43-year-old Art Neville. It was called Art
Neville's 13th Ward Bag, in acknowledgement of the neighborhood where he and
his brothers had grown up, and Art still lived. The ...
The great New Orleans musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, and producer
Dave Bartholomew died on June 23, 2019, at the age of 100. In the following
days, WWOZ show host Neil Pellegrin began an unprecedented and wide-ranging
seven-part retrospective of his career, event...
Listen in on Wednesday, June 12 as Josh Paxton joins us during the 1p hour
to talk Dr. John and play a few tunes.
Then, at 2p, Dave Malone, Alex McMurray, and Paul Sanchez will join Big D on
'Sittin' At The Crossroads' to pay tribute to Spencer Bohren.
And Tom McDermott wi...
New Orleans Music Show host George Ingmire shared a special tribute to the
late Leah Chase on Wednesday, June 5. The show is now available on our
George aired audio excerpts and outtakes from Chasing Dreams, a documentary
film directed by William Sabourin a...
Tune in to the '50s R&B Show with host Neil Pellegrin on Tuesday, April 23
from 7-10p. He'll be featuring a special guest appearance by iconic and
prolific songwriter Dan Penn. Classic songs from Penn's pen include 'Do
Right Woman, Do Right Man,' 'I'm Your Puppet,' 'The Da...
Tune in Tuesday, April 2, 7-10p, as host Neil Pellegrin does a special
presentation on the Swallows, one of Baltimore's premier R&B vocal
groups. We'll hear their story as told by lead singer, Eddie Rich, who
Neil had the pleasure of interviewing in May of last year. At 88...