Members & Membership

A few words from Duane Williams

Sun, 03/13/22
Authored by Duane Williams
"Why do I do what I do for WWOZ? Because OZ isn’t a radio station. It’s family, love, and memories. OZ and I are almost the same age. I’ve been able to hear it for as long as I’ve been on this earth. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing it in every way possible. As a liste... Read more

A few words from Charlie B

Sun, 03/13/22
Authored by Charles Burchell
"I've been listening to WWOZ for decades and it keeps getting better and better. WWOZ is truly the sonic signature of New Orleans music and culture. New Orleans' musicians are truly a treasure, and nowhere else can you hear all of the genres that are reflected among all of ... Read more

A few words from DJ Giant

Thu, 03/10/22
Authored by DJ Giant
"I support WWOZ because first of all, I'm a musician. That's number one. I love the music, the culture, and the heritage of my city. It's all on 'OZ! As well as my family. I idolized my uncle, Bob French. He was a big influence on me as a musician, as well as to get involve... Read more

Giving challenge in honor of Suzanne Corley

Sat, 09/25/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Suzanne Corley, who passed this April, was a long-time show host on WWOZ on Jazz from the French Market, Tudo Bem, and World Journey. In honor of Suzanne's almost 20 years of service to WWOZ, her friends and family have set up a special challenge fund during WWOZ's fall mem... Read more

Photo gallery: Festing In Place

Mon, 04/20/20
Submit your photo to to be featured in our gallery of OZilians all over the world getting their groove on to the sounds of Jazz Fest at home! Helping us stay together while we're apart. We wish we could be with you in the WWOZ Hospitality Tent at Jaz... Read more

We are staying on the air

Wed, 04/01/20
Authored by Dave Ankers
Thank you, for your support of WWOZ at this time. Thank you for all your messages of goodwill, all the tweets and the Facebook comments, all the middle of the night emails. Thank you for all your financial support to keep us on the air, all the memberships and donations. Th... Read more

Thank you to our spring 2020 new and renewing members!

Fri, 03/13/20
Big thank you to all of our new and renewing members who have made our spring membership drive a success! Our membership drive ends at 2pm on Friday, March 13, and we need the support of ALL of our listeners. If you enjoy WWOZ more than once a week, we're calling on YOU to... Read more

It is my culture. It is my bloodline. And it is our future.

Thu, 03/12/20
It was 1987, when I got my first driver's license, that I realized WWOZ was my city’s radio station and how special it was. I’d get in the car after my dad had been driving, and he always had it tuned to 90.7 FM. ALWAYS. There was no other station where he could listen to t... Read more

What if you were on an island with only one station to listen to?

Thu, 03/12/20
Here at 'OZ you meet all kinds of people, from all walks of life. You learn to listen, because everyone is going through the same kind of things you are.  I started volunteering here 11 years ago when my kids left me with an empty nest. Transitioning from a stressful caree... Read more

Spring Membership Drive

Tue, 03/10/20

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