02 January, 2006

WWOZ, New Orleans


WWOZ is a volunteer-operated,
community radio station, supported by it's listeners, and available on


wmp
and real player for free.
All of their Show Hosts are volunteers who are extremely knowledgeable and
passionate about the music that they play. WWOZ does not hand its Show Hosts
pre-determined playlists,like most radio stations. Each Show Host programs his
or her own show, making every show a direct product of its Hosts personal
vision and love for the music. This is the epitome of freeform radio, something
there should be much more of, IMHO.



Broadcast Schedule--
Scrolling about half way down the page, the blue table on the right tells you
the local time in New Orleans helping you grok the time difference so
that the program schedule makes a bit more sense to you.



Here are some of the shows i like to listen to. As you can see, WWOZ is not
limited to jazz and blues. They also play brazilian, latin, cajun, and gospel
too.


The Morning Set, Jazz and More

weekday mornings 'til 9 am New Orleans time. with Bonzai Bill White
Some of the Artists featured on The Morning Set include
Cannonball Adderley ,Charles Mingus ,Jimmy Smith ,James Carter,Jason Marsalis
,Pancho Sanchez ,Tito Puente ,Charlie Parker,Miles Davis,Luis Armstrong,
and Jelly Roll Morton.


Saturdays

2:00pm to 4:00pm Brazilian: Tudo Bem Katrina Geenen

10:00am to 11:30am The Irish Show: Music in the Glen Sean O'Meara

11:30am to 2:00pm The Latin Show: Tiene Sabor Yolanda Estrada


Sundays

Gospel with Gospel 8:30 to 10 am Features some great gospel music.

Old Time Country & Bluegrass 10:00am to 11:30am with Hazel The Delta Rambler.

Cajun Show: Lache Pas! 11:30am to 1:00pm with Charles Laborde.

The ragin' cajun with Johnny Fasullo sundays at 1 pm.



WWOZ offbeat magazine live wire at the top of every hour features what
is happening around New Orleans music scene.
The New Orleans
Clubs and Venues
features New Orleans clubs' adresses telephone numbers
and event scedules.


The Articles,
Reviews and Recommendations
page features just that, some interviews
with some jazz and blues greats, and alot better reviews than you'll get from
me. Highly reccomended.


Here is a time relevant article,
All On A Mardi Gras Day
"Submitted in Mirth and Merriment by Pat Patterson",
from the above page.


Buy their stuff.

In the
Swamp Shop
, you can find a wide variety of WWOZ gear, from postcards,
caps and t-shirts, to candles and cooler backpacks.


Parts of the WWOZ website ( most notably the playlists) are outdated.
It doesn't look like it's been updated for a while, but seeing as the station
is run by volunteers, i guess we should cut them some slack. Over all though,
there is alot of information to be gleaned from the WWOZ website, and the
music itself is all top shelf.
Happy Lundi Gras, and have a real Fat Tuesday!
(This article was
originally published on 23 February, 2004)


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