Jack Hopke

Announcer & Producer

Jack is a Program Host and Producer at WWNO and has been with the station since 2003. He hosts All Things Considered, All Things New Orleans, and afternoon classical music, and produces Saturday Night Jazz.  He also serves as the station's Public Service and Jazz Coordinator.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jack graduated from Dartmouth College, where he became general manager of WDCR, the country's only commercial, open-air, student-run AM station.  He was named a Distinguished Graduate in both German and Military Science.  After graduating from Dartmouth College, Jack spent four years as an Airborne Ranger in the US Army and received the Bronze Star for valor while serving as a captain with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.

Jack returned to radio with WQBK-FM in Albany, NY, but left after seven years to join the music industry. He worked in marketing, promotion, and artist development with RCA, Warner Brothers, and Windham Hill Records, and made significant contributions to the careers of numerous well-known recording artists.

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Music Interviews
10:37 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Big Band Music To Make A Comeback In The Crescent City

The Sonoran Serenade Big Band.
Sonoran Serenade Big Band

Big band music is about to make a comeback in New Orleans thanks to Elvin Monteleone, a native who decided it was time to come home and bring his unique vision back with him.

Big bands were big business through the 1950s, but fell out of favor due to changing tastes in music and the expense of maintaining a large roster of musicians. Monteleone, who fell in love with Glenn Miller's music while playing Alto Sax in high school at De La Salle, says he woke up one morning in Scottsdale, AZ and decided it was time he started a 20-piece big band.

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All Things New Orleans
9:07 am
Tue July 2, 2013

All Things New Orleans With An Independence Day Document Exhibit; The ESSENCE Festival; And Dance

Dancer Dana M. Reed.
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All Things New Orleans
1:17 am
Tue June 25, 2013

All Things New Orleans With The Summer Wine Festival, 'Bring Your Own' And The Joe Krown Trio

Musician Joe Krown.
joekrown.com

 

This week on the first summer edition of All Things New Orleans, host Jack Hopke welcomes WWNO alumna and retired UNO professor Jean Cranmer, who offers a vicarious visit to the place everyone would love to spend the summer, Provence, via the French-American Chamber of Commerce Summer Wine Festival.

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All Things New Orleans
4:39 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Three Stories Of Renewal In New Orleans

Photographer Aubrey Edwards and House Sparrow Virginia on this week's All Things New Orleans. And much more!
Credit Akasha Rabut

With spring time comes a spirit of creative energy, renewal, and transition. Thus, the latest edition of All Things New Orleans is apropos for the season: we’ll hear about new programs at UNO, new leaders in the community, and new stories from the Bring Your Own series.

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All Things New Orleans
3:23 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Edgar (Dooky) Chase, Jr.'s 85th Birthday Celebration Benefits PRC and MASNO with Music, Food

Dooky Chase's restaurant.
goodiesfirst Flickr

Edgar Chase III chats with Jack Hopke on All Things New Orleans.

Many people and many organizations, public and private, wanted to see Dooky Chase's Restaurant come back after Hurricane Katrina. Fortunately, the tradition has been revived, and a special celebration of food, music and local history is planned for this Saturday.

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All Things New Orleans
12:46 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Meet Adam Norris, UNO's Director of Public Relations

The University of New Orleans.
Infrogmation Flickr

Public institutions of higher learning in Louisiana have been facing many physical and financial challenges in recent years.

However, an innovation at the University of New Orleans attempts to attract and support highly qualified students whose fields of study will benefit both the institution and the city. Jack Hopke spoke about these initiatives with Adam Norris, UNO's Director of Public Relations.

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Latest News
5:30 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

LA Afternoon News

US court hears arguments over chief justice choice
JANET McCONNAUGHEY,Associated Press


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An overflow crowd heard attorneys for the only African-American on the Louisiana Supreme Court argue she should be its next chief justice.

James Williams told U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan that Bernette Johnson has served longer than any other justice, and that's what the state constitution requires to be chief justice.

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All Things New Orleans Local/State Stories
5:30 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Afternoon News Rundown

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)Lawmakers have chosen a one-time legislative staffer to be the Louisiana Legislature's top budget adviser.

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All Things New Orleans
3:00 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

New Orleans Tourism, Bassist Tony Kishman

Mark Romig focuses on the many upcoming tourism activities slated fro this year, Jack Hopke profiles a local choral music group, and bassist Tony Kishman jams with the LPO.

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Saturday Night Jazz

Cooling it down on Saturday nights with a hopping mix of great jazz, all from your host Jack Hopke.

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