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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

Tributes to Dr. John, Spencer Bohren Wednesday, Thursday on WWOZ

Tue, 06/11/19
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... Read more

In Memoriam: Leah Chase

Mon, 06/03/19
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 2-week archive. George aired audio excerpts and outtakes from Chasing Dreams, a documentary film directed by William Sabourin a... Read more

Dan Penn on the '50s R&B Show

Mon, 04/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Eternally: The Story of the Swallows

Sun, 03/31/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Amanda Shaw on Cajun/Zydeco Show, Sun. 12-2p

Sat, 03/16/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Amanda Shaw will be joining hosts Charles Laborde and Jim Hobbs during the Cajun/Zydeco Show on Sunday, March 17 (12-2p). Amanada is coming in to share news of the launch of La Joie d’Louisiane, which pays homage to Louisiana culture and heritage. The event series will laun... Read more

Quiana Lynell: Opening the Vaults for Jazz Fest at 50

Thu, 01/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Friday at 5p as we Open the Vaults on past Jazz Fest performances! This week, we're airing Quiana Lynell & Lush Life Band's May 4, 2017 performance in the WWOZ Jazz Tent as part of our Jazz Fest at 50 series. Performers include: Quiana Lynell - vocals Daniel Mienec... Read more

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