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...
This week's edition of The '50s R&B Show will be dedicated to the memory of
the one-of-a-kind songwriter and balladeer Jesse Belvin on the 60th
anniversary of his death. It's available now on our 2-week archive. Listen at
Though the name Jesse Belvin may be reg...
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the legendary New
Orleans music venue The Warehouse. The first show at The Warehouse featured
the Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, and The Flock. The Dead got busted by NOPD
and the event was immortalized in one of thei...
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...