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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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.

LA Afternoon News

Aug 16, 2012

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.

Afternoon News Rundown

Aug 15, 2012

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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