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Everything He Did Was Funky: Lee Dorsey - a radio documentary produced by David Kunian

Wed, 08/19/09
Authored by David Kunian
Everything He Did Was Funky: Lee Dorsey - a radio documentary produced by David Kunian has its rough mix premiere tonight - Wednesday 8/19/09 10 PM CST - on WWOZ 90.7 FM The documentary features Dorsey's many hits and should-have-been hits and commentary from... Read more

Possible Big News for Wednesday 8/19/09

Tue, 08/18/09
Authored by David Kunian
Possible Big News for the Kitchen Sink on Wednesday 10 PM with Jazz Lunatique sitting in for the Boudin Cowboy and AA. Stay tuned on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning for hot hitting announcement. Read more

Friends Get Together and Jam for Marva Wright

Mon, 08/17/09
Authored by Your Friend
Les Getrex, along with a galaxy of other New Orleans musicians, will play at Tipitina's on Saturday, August 22, as part of a 'Benefit Jam' for New Orleans' own Queen of the Blues, Ms. Marva Wright. Marva is recovering from two strokes that she suffered during the last few mont... Read more

Sturgis Riot Caused by WWOZ Host

Fri, 08/14/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I've been away from the Petri Dish of all music, New Orleans for the last three weeks. I'm on a Hajj to the source of the flushes that come out of my New Orleans tap.  Yep, I'm above the headwaters, all the way to the continental divide - Yellowstone, Tetons, Boulder, Colo... Read more

Grandpa Elliott Plays & Sings on Colbert Report!

Thu, 08/13/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Those of you who frequent the French Quarter know Grandpa Elliott's soulful voice and unique harmonica playing from hearing him on a corner on Royal Street. Or perhaps you tuned in to our live broadcast of Mark Johnson's "Playing for Change" project last month, which featured ... Read more

Join us August 12 as we celebrate National Vinyl Record Day on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show

Wed, 08/12/09
Join us as we celebrate Vinyl Record Day on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show Wednesday August 12th at 10:00 p.m. Those begging for a bit of trivia will be happy to know that this also happens to be the day that Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. According to the... Read more

Bob Andrews Special Guest on Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show on TUESDAY August 18

Sat, 08/08/09
Join us on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show on TUESDAY August 18th at 10:00 p.m. with our very special guest Mr. Bob Andrews. As you may know we are normally on Wednesday nights, however as you well know if you listen to the Live Wire music calendar our guest Bob Andrews has ... Read more

Terence Blanchard Talks to 'OZ About "Choices"

Thu, 07/30/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard stopped by the station the other day during Jazz from the Market, with Dean Ellis sitting in for T.R. Johnson, and I sat with them in the studio as they talked about a wide range of topics. Terence had a lot of great stories to share both o... Read more

Tuesday at 5pm: Terence Blanchard Interview

Tue, 07/28/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will be WWOZ's guest on Tuesday July 28 at around 5 p.m. during Jazz from the Market with T.R. Johnson! We don't know exactly when he'll be on the air, but be sure to tune in and stay glued to WWOZ 90.7 FM to catch this special inter... Read more

Hart McNee memorial show

Tue, 07/21/09
Authored by David Kunian
We're going to try on the second half of the Tuesday Kitchen Sink to do some of the late Hart McNee's music and some of the music that he liked, and include parts of a profound interview that filmmaker and grand Marshall Henry Griffin did with Hart in 2006. Sometime after ... Read more

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