Guardians of the Groove: How a Community Radio Station Became an Archive of Music History

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After having several different homes for the station in the past 40 years, the French Market building WWOZ currently broadcasts from might be just the right spot.
WWOZ 90.7FM is a rarity among community radio stations. Where most have gone off the air in the decades since streaming music services debuted, WWOZ has grown from a favorite among locals to being heard all over the world. Named for the Wonderful Wizard of OZ, this station encourages you to pay no attention to […]

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With a Bit o’Luck: The History of the Irish in New Orleans

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When one thinks of New Orleans, images of brilliantly colored parade floats and boisterous second lines may spring to mind. Or maybe it’s a vision of the French Quarter with its bright pastel Spanish-style townhouses and Creole cottages. The idea of Gothic Irish architecture and huge St. Patrick’s Day parades is probably the last thing […]

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