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Big Mama Rankin, Monday 9-11am

Mon, 03/30/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Danny Barker Birthday Bash concert, Mon. 9am

Sat, 02/08/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Goodnight My Love: A Tribute to Jesse Belvin

Tue, 02/04/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
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 this link.  Though the name Jesse Belvin may be reg... Read more

The Warehouse 50th Anniversary

Mon, 01/27/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

More historic WWOZ programming Monday

Sat, 12/07/19
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... Read more

WWOZ live from Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studio, Dec. 10

Fri, 12/06/19
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
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... Read more

WWOZ's 39th Birthday

Sat, 11/30/19
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... Read more

'Art Neville's 13th Ward Bag' radio program to air Wednesday 2-4p

Mon, 08/26/19
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 ... Read more

Hear "Art Neville's 13th Ward Bag" + notes from Jerry Brock

Wed, 08/28/19

WWOZ's 21-hour tribute to Dave Bartholomew

Thu, 08/22/19
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... Read more

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