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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

Celebrating Walter "Wolfman" Washington

Tue, 10/10/23
We're celebrating Walter "Wolfman" Washington on WWOZ today! Tune in to the New Orleans Music Show with host Cole Williams starting at 11am CT to hear the final Wolfman set 'OZ ever recorded. This one is from Jazz Fest 2022 and it's extra special because it includes Cole, h... Read more

Video: Prince of Wales and Lady Wales 2023

Mon, 10/09/23
WWOZ was in the streets with Prince of Wales and Lady Wales Second Line Parade yesterday! Check out the video and keep up with all the latest from the social aid & pleasure clubs of New Orleans at Takin' It To The Streets! Read more

NOLAxNO Cover! A day of free music on Frenchmen Street, 10/8

Fri, 10/06/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
To close out the final day of the third annual NOLAxNOLA, an 11-day celebration at over 50 New Orleans venues with 300 shows and hundreds of musicsians, NOLAxNOLA presents "NOLAxNO Cover" on Sunday, October 8! Venues throughout Frenchmen Street will open their doors and pre... Read more

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