Members & Membership

While New Orleans sleeps, I'm playing music for the world!

Thu, 03/09/23
Authored by D Rootzmaster
My show is entitled Overnight Music and Information with The Rootzmaster. My focus is two-fold: (1) music from all the world, all over the US, Central and South America, Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe, and (2) I focus on information to highlight certain endeavors and eve... Read more

A wonderful, rebellious vanguard of democracy through music

Tue, 03/07/23
I got started with WWOZ back in the Treehouse, the WWOZ Studio in Armstrong Park. A friend of mine asked me to record the Livewire (on a reel to reel tape!) and I’ve been doing it ever since. I think I’ve been on the Tuesday Livewire for over 20 years.  OZ is a wonderful, ... Read more

Play Like Marsalis, Cook Like Lagasse

Sun, 03/05/23
Authored by Dean Ellis
Here’s a couple questions, from yours truly, the host of The Dean’s List (and Tudo Bem, but let’s stick with the “academic” side for now, and get to the Brazilian side daqui um pouco/in a little bit): 1) Why should you donate to this station, WWOZ-FM, the one you keep on in... Read more

Why WWOZ Matters: Musings from Mr. John Boutte

Sun, 03/05/23
WWOZ is here for the community as a whole, not only the musicians. WWOZ is feeding the community the music that heals it and that music is coming from within.The more people who join WWOZ, the more people who contribute so WWOZ can keep rolling and doing positive things the... Read more

Why WWOZ matters: reflections from Charmaine Neville

Thu, 03/02/23
When I think of WWOZ I think about how great the music is, and how the music WWOZ plays caters to everyone. Anybody and everybody can be a part of WWOZ, and a part of New Orleans that way. It’s that gumbo factor. I can’t tell you enough how much I care about WWOZ and the OZ... Read more

A note from the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas

Fri, 09/16/22
I'm writing today to ask you to support the station that supports New Orleans Musicians!  I've been a member of WWOZ since 1980-before it was even on the air. And now, I am proud to be a Board Member too. This is the only station where we can hear local musicians' music an... Read more

A taste of New Orleans

Thu, 09/15/22
Authored by Sally Young
Born and raised in New Orleans, I support WWOZ because of its connection to the music community of New Orleans. It not only promotes and preserves the legendary music that started in New Orleans, but it also supports the music of today. WWOZ plays music that’s not usually o... Read more

The music takes me back.

Wed, 09/14/22
Authored by Rare On The Air
I love the music that I grew up with, 50s & 60s oldies, and the only time I listen to it is when I play it on WWOZ on Wednesday nights.  This music lets me remember the good times, conjures up a lot of memories of days gone past, who I was with and what I was doing. We’d ... Read more

The thing that makes us so happy

Mon, 09/12/22
Why support WWOZ? Because of that moment.  We’ve all had that moment, thousands of times. That moment, when we tune in and they play the music for us. Brass; jazz of countless stripes, from last century and since; funk; the New Orleans piano lineage; zydeco; every kind ... Read more

The Gospel Show Is My Church

Sun, 09/11/22
Authored by Lauren Mastro
I often describe my show as “gospel, spiritual and inspirational music from New Orleans and beyond.”  This allows me to push the envelope of what most consider “gospel” music and, in turn, to introduce listeners to music that they otherwise might not discover on their own (... Read more

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