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Welcome to the WWOZ Blog! This is where 'OZ staff and beloved show hosts post news, thoughts, information, and of course, music.

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Support WWOZ and support the local music community

Wed, 09/27/23
Authored by Tom Saunders
I came to New Orleans in 1984 when I was in my 20s. A young musician pursuing my dream. At that time, OZ was young too, but the traditional jazz show hosts were very knowledgeable, and I learned a lot from listening to their shows. It was a very valuable resource for me as ... Read more

Planting seeds in the community

Tue, 09/26/23
Authored by Cole Williams
As a recording artist, musician, activist and DJ on WWOZ, music is not something I do, it’s my lifestyle. Being a member of the WWOZ family gives me an outlet to support the New Orleans music community with the community radio station that does it best. Volunteering with ‘O... Read more

"WWOZ is so amazing and nurturing"

Mon, 09/25/23
Authored by Murf Reeves
WWOZ is so amazing and nurturing because WWOZ encourages me to be myself and share my perspective of the culture and music of New Orleans. WWOZ believes in me and how I hear the music, whether it is in the clubs, on the streets or at the festivals, WWOZ has placed her trust... Read more

WWOZ Special Announcement

Sat, 09/23/23
After 18 years of broadcasting from our French Market location, this will be our last membership drive from here. Our building is set to have major renovations due to Hurricane Ida damage and we must vacate for that to begin. We are very grateful to The French Market and t... Read more

Rhythm Room 09/22/23

Sat, 09/23/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Gospel Time Encore James Simpson 06:09 Soul Revival 2 Night time is the right time The Soul Sisters 04:46 The Soul Sisters 3 ride your donkey the tennors 02:02 scratchy sounds cd1 4 Ace Of Spades Melvin Carter 02:18 A Deep Dip Into Memphis Soul Vol. 2 5 Get It When I Want it... Read more

Radio with an Authentic & Passionate Human Touch

Fri, 09/22/23
Authored by Dave Dauterive
In a world of evolving music radio automation, WWOZ exists to continue to offer authentic and passionate human touch to radio entertainment. We strive to bring creativity and originality in radio, preserving the past but at same time keeping you, the listener, current with ... Read more

WWOZ, a living library

Wed, 09/20/23
Authored by Michael Dominici
Michael Dominici, host of the New Orleans Music Show, Thursdays 11am-2pm CT, on what's special about WWOZ: "Long before I had any real sense of community, I listened to WWOZ because of the unique music content. It was the first time I heard James Booker, Professor Longhair... Read more

Global Groove 09/16/23

Sat, 09/16/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Sonido Amazónico Los Mirlos 02:43 Cumbias Chichadélicas : Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha 2 Macorina Doh Albert 07:16 Salsa Africana vol. 3 3 Uya Iwe Tobias Areketa & The Shazi Band 05:15 Jit - The Movie 4 Dans tes yeux Luc Leandry 04:21 Zouk Anthology by Thierry Cham 5 Cumbia ... Read more

Rhythm Room 09/15/23

Sat, 09/16/23
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Tubular Bells Champ Boys 03:23 Funk 'N' Soul 1973-76 2 This Wicked Race Marion Williams 02:52 Strong Again 3 Let It Be Bill Withers 02:36 Just As I Am 4 When Midnight Comes (Broadway 402) Sandra Phillips 02:56 When Midnight Comes (Discography 1965-75) 5 This Little Light Ma... Read more

The Mastrogiovanni Family at WWOZ

Tue, 09/12/23
Michael Mastrogiovanni, Volunteer Photographer Please tell us what it means to you to be a part of WWOZ and how living in New Orleans has nurtured your creativity? Before I moved to New Orleans 9 years ago I used to listen to the station every day online. It provided a win... Read more

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