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Mardi Gras 2024 on WWOZ

Mon, 02/12/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in to WWOZ for the sounds of Mardi Gras! Listen at 90.7 FM locally or at wwoz.org anywhere. Here's the programming schedule for the next couple days: LUNDI GRAS 6-9am Ol' Man River special Carnival show 9-11am Traditional Jazz with Dan Meyer 11am-2pm New Orleans Music ... Read more

The Gov's last weekly show Nov. 13

Mon, 11/13/23
After 35+ years on the air at WWOZ, the one and only "The Gov" will host the last of his regularly weekly Monday night programs tonight (Monday, November 13) from 10pm to 12am CT. The Gov has become an institution at WWOZ since his start here in the 1980s. His passion for ... 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

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

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