What started out as a community radio station focused on New Orleans music, at 90.7 FM, has developed a rich online presence and evolved into a vital resource for enjoying the seemingly endless variety of the city’s music and culture.
Sustaining New Orleans Music and Culture
Starting out in 1980 from a cramped, unairconditioned apartment above the legendary music shrine Tipitina’s, this beacon of local music and culture, at 90.7 FM (also streaming online at wwoz.org) now enjoys a worldwide following. Music listings broadcast at the top of each odd hour. Search music venues with listings of live performances or check the Livewire Music Calendar online (also available as an app for iPhone and Android). Also: community event listings, live event broadcasts (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, etc.), podcasts, news, coverage of Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Lines and Mardi Gras Indians, plus videos of performances and interviews with culture-bearers, documentary vignettes about music, food, second lines, festivals and more. During Carnival, WWOZ, attuned to the more subcultural side of the festivities, presents a live video stream from various locales. In short, a vital community resource celebrating and preserving the cultural heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana.