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The Gov's last weekly show Nov. 13

Mon, 11/13/23
After 35+ years on the air at WWOZ, the one and only "The Gov" will host the last of his regularly weekly Monday night programs tonight (Monday, November 13) from 10pm to 12am CT. The Gov has become an institution at WWOZ since his start here in the 1980s. His passion for ... Read more

2024 Louisiana-based Grammy Award nominees

Fri, 11/10/23
Congratulations to all of the 2024 Grammy Award nominees, especially those from Louisiana and the Gulf Coast!  Jon Batiste garnered five nominations with World Music Radio is up for Album of the Year from which 'Butterfly' is up for Song of the Year, as well as Best Americ... Read more

WWOZ to second line to new home November 28!

Thu, 11/09/23
Calling All Guardians of the Groove! Join us along the route as WWOZ second lines from our home of the last 18 years in the French Market Building (1008 N. Peters St.) to our new home at Jax Brewery (600 Decatur St.) on Tuesday, November 28 starting at 10:30am! The event wi... Read more

The last performance at WWOZ's French Market location with Treme Brass Band

Thu, 11/02/23
We marked the end of an era here at our WWOZ French Market location yesterday! Treme Brass Band wrapped it up with the final live set in our performance studio on Wednesday, November 1 (All Saints Day) but they didn't stay there-- this party hit the broadcast studio, office... Read more

Photos: Halloween 2023

Tue, 10/24/23
Here are a few of our favorite Halloween decorations spotted across New Orleans this October! Be sure to tune in to 'OZ for the next week to hear some of the spooktacular DJ sets hitting the airwaves! Special thanks to photographers Kristen Derr, Michael White, and Michele ... Read more

ICYMI: Jivin' with Dr. Daddy-O: Race, Radio and Representing Black in Jim Crow New Orleans

Thu, 10/19/23
View the recently published webinar recording of "Jivin' with Dr. Daddy-O: Race, Radio and Representing Black in Jim Crow New Orleans" below!  Vernon Winslow, aka Dr. Daddy-O, was the first Black disc jockey to host his own program on New Orleans radio. This Tulane Universi... Read more

WWOZ honored with 9 nominations by Press Club of New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism

Wed, 10/18/23
We are proud to share that WWOZ has been honored with nine nominations in six categories by the Press Club of New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism! The nominations encompass media produced and published during the 2022 calendar year. Here are our nominations: Best Use... Read more

Photos: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest 2023

Mon, 10/16/23
Here are a few highlights from the 2023 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, held in Lafayette Square October 13-15! Special thanks to our volunteer photographers Louis Crispino, Demian Roberts, and Michael White for sharing these. We've got full sets from the entire weeken... Read more

2024 Jazz Fest Crafts app open, due 11/28

Sun, 10/15/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
CALL FOR ENTRIES!  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is now accepting crafts applications for the 2024 event. The Festival will once again showcase three unique craft areas: Congo Square African Marketplace:  features unique, handcrafted artwork th... Read more

Closeup: Oscar Rossignoli

Wed, 10/11/23
Presenting "Closeup: Oscar Rossignoli!" Read more

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