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Somethin' Else: A Tribute to Eddie Cochran

Tue, 04/21/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
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. Much mo... Read more

1 year anniversary of Draw Fo' Radio

Tue, 04/14/20
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... Read more

Ellis Marsalis Quartet at CAC 1981: Monday 4pm

Mon, 04/06/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Last week on Acoustic Blues

Fri, 04/03/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

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

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