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Big Pete celebrates his 500th show!

Thu, 07/27/23
Authored by Big Pete
Tune in Saturday, July 29 from 8-10am CT as Big Pete celebrates his 500th show on WWOZ! He'll be spinning the music he's played for the last 12 years on 'OZ: old-time jazz! Listen live at 90.7 FM locally or wwoz.org worldwide. This Saturday's show will feature the Red Rosel... Read more

Pass Out the Hatchets, Baby!

Tue, 05/23/23
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
The '50s R&B Show this week will celebrate the life and music of a true New Orleans original -- Earl Stanley.  Earl Stanley's body of work, though tragically unsung, is a piece of the raucous and colorful puzzle that is New Orleans Rock'n'Roll in its heyday.  Stanislaus Ear... Read more

Celebrating Arhoolie Records on WWOZ & at Jazz Fest

Mon, 05/01/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ and Jazz Fest are celebrating Arhoolie Records this week! Both 'OZ and the festival have a long association with Arhoolie. This weekend, check out the photo exhibit in Grandstand at Jazz Fest highlighting the work of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Scrachwitz. On Frida... Read more

International Clash Day on WWOZ

Mon, 02/06/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
February 7 is International Clash Day, which is celebrated by noncommercial radio stations around the globe -- so just for fun, WWOZ is joining in. Tune in midnight tonight as WWOZ show hosts pay tribute to one of their favorite bands. This special broadcast will be on till... Read more

Celebrating Louisiana GRAMMY noms on Louisiana Music Party Friday at noon

Thu, 03/31/22
Tune in Friday at noon as host Bill DeTurk celebrates the 2022 Louisiana GRAMMY nominees with over an hour of nominated music with ties to Louisiana! Highlights include a focus on four of the five Best Regional Roots Music Album nominations (the other is from Hawaii), a lot... Read more

Tribute to Grandpa Elliott on '50s R&B Show tonight at 7pm CT

Wed, 03/16/22
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Tune in to the '50s R&B Show tonight at 7pm CT as host Neil Pellegrin pays homage to a largely unsung talent and intriguing personality in New Orleans R&B history: "Grandpa" Elliott Small, who passed away March 8 at age 77. Thanks to Grandpa Elliott's prominent inclusion in... Read more

Celebrating Germaine Bazzle's 90th birthday

Mon, 03/28/22
Tune in to WWOZ today as we celebrate the 90th birthday of the divine jazz singer and educator Germaine Bazzle! Expect to hear salutes throughout the day from our show hosts (including a few surprises along the way). At 5pm CT, show host Maryse Dejean will share rare record... Read more

Mahmoud Chouki on WWOZ today at 5pm

Mon, 03/07/22
Tune in at 5pm CT today to hear a special broadcast of Mahmoud Chouki's performance at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center from January 22! The band includes Mahmoud Chouki on guitar and oud, Brad Walker on sax, Oscar Rossignoli on piano, Martin Masakowski on ... Read more

Celebrate Irma Thomas's birthday with WWOZ, Feb. 18

Thu, 02/17/22
Tune in to WWOZ on Friday, February 18 as we celebrate the birthday of the Soul Queen of New Orleans, the wonderful Irma Thomas. She's one of the greatest New Orleans talents ever, a wonderful person, and she's been a supporter of WWOZ since we first went on the air back in... Read more

Oscar Rossignoli on Tues. Jazz From the French Market

Mon, 02/14/22
Join host T.R. Johnson for "Jazz From the French Market" on Tuesday, February 15 starting around 4:30pm CT to hear excerpts from Oscar Rossignoli's January 29, 2022 set at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center! Our video team was on hand to live stream this beaut... Read more

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