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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All Things New Orleans

WWNO’s radio magazine: a weekly half-hour of timely news, cultural features, and commentary from all corners of our city. Hosted by Jack Hopke.

All Things Considered

In-depth reporting that transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special — sometimes quirky — features.

With the GNO Info Minute at 5:59 p.m.

All Things New Orleans
7:45 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

All Things New Orleans: Mark Romig, Choral Music, and Tony Kishman

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

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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All Things New Orleans
7:41 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Kermit Ruffins, Leah Chase, and the residents of the New Orleans batture

On this year-end edition of All Things New Orleans we highlighting some of our most interesting stories from 2011. We'll hear from Kermit Ruffins, Leah Chase, and the residents of the New Orleans batture.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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All Things New Orleans
7:37 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

All Things New Orleans: Media Saturation, Prospect.2, and Louis Armstrong

Gwen Thompkins contemplates the effects of media over-saturation; Paul Maassen speaks with the powers behind Prospect.2; and music writer Richard Harris reviews a new boxed set of Louis Armstrong's material.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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All Things New Orleans
12:48 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Running Santas, the Jazz Park and the LPO

Diane Mack takes you behind the scenes for a pair of weekend events, LPO director Carlos Miguel Prieto discusses the orchestra's holiday performance, and Sharon Litwin interviews the superintendent of the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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All Things New Orleans
12:37 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Noise ordinance, Ninth Ward dance, and an Algiers Point bonfire

Angela Taylor reports on the new noise ordinance being drafted in New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with a cultural leader in the Lower Ninth Ward, and Eileen Fleming reports on a cathartic bonfire in Algiers Point.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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All Things New Orleans
1:06 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

All Things New Orleans: Jim Tucker, TEDxNOLA, and The Saints

Louisiana Speaker of the House Jim Tucker discusses the Gulf Opportunities Zone Act, Richard McCarthy speaks from the TEDxNOLA Conference, and Jim Mulvihill celebrates The Saints' playoff bid.

All Things New Orleans
3:10 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

The Northshore, John Besh, and Reveillon

A Northshore resident gives back to his community, Chef John Besh speaks from the TEDxNOLA conference, and Eve Abrams reminds us about a local holiday tradition, Reveillon.

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4:40 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Zeitgeist to Screen Film on Jazz Singer Anita O'Day

Jack Hopke spoke with Robbie Catolina, the director of "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" which will be screened tonight at Zeitgeist, 1619 Oretha Castle Haley, at 7 p.m., with a catered reception to follow.

Tickets sold will benefit the Make it Right Foundation.

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