Fred Kasten

Announcer & Producer

Fred is an independent contributing radio producer/host at WWNO. After working at WWNO for over 20 years as an on-air talent, producer and program director, Fred retired from full-time work in May of 2007. Fred is a native of Mobile, Alabama, a graduate of the University of Alabama, and a long-time resident of New Orleans.

In addition to his work at WWNO, Fred develops independent audio projects from a home studio, producing radio features, commercials and podcasts. Fred also does marketing and media consulting for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

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The Sound of Books
9:00 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Acclaimed New Stand-Alone Novel From "Easy Rawlins" Series Creator Walter Mosley

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the widely praised stand-alone novel by "Easy Rawlins" mystery series author Walter Mosley -- "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey."

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The Sound of Books
4:47 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

New York Times Bestselling Biography of Malcolm X

Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the late author and historian Manning Marable's widely praised new biography, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention"...

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The Sound of Books
12:00 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten: the new book from New Orleans author and Tulane School of Architecture Professor Emerita Ellen Weiss.

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The Sound of Books
2:03 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Much Anticipated New Book From Award-Winning New Orleans Writer John Barry

Today, on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the much-anticipated new book from award-winning New Orleans writer John Barry, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty.

To find out more about John Barry's new book, and his signing January 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books, please click here .

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The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

New Orleans Writer James P. Farwell

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised debut book from veteran New Orleans political and national security consultant – and writer – James P. Farwell, The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination and Instability.

To find out more about James P. Farwell, and The Pakistan Cauldron, please click here.

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The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Anka Muhlstein's tour of French food And culture

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised new book from writer Anka Muhlstein, Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac.

To find out more about Anka Muhlstein, and "Balzac's Omelette," please click here .

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The Sound of Books
2:16 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

New Book from journalist and Loyola journalism Professor S. L. Alexander

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from New Orleans journalist and Loyola University journalism professor S. L. Alexander, Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials.

To find out more about "Courtroom Carnival" – and S. L. Alexander – please click here .

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The Sound of Books
2:09 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Award-Winning Debut Novel from New Orleans Writer and Teacher James Nolan

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the award-winning debut novel from New Orleans writer and teacher James Nolan: Higher Ground.

To find out more about James Nolan and Higher Ground please click here .

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The Sound of Books
9:13 am
Wed June 9, 2010

New Orleans Writer M. H. Herlong's Award-Winning Novel "The Great Wide Sea" Now in Paperback

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...

To find out more about M. H. Herlong, and The Great Wide Sea, please click here .

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Satchmo Summerfest
9:56 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Legendary Jazz Producer George Avakian Remembers Louis Armstrong

A guaranteed highlight of the annual Satchmo Summerfest is any seminar session that features legendary jazz producer George Avakian. In a career that extends over eight decades, Avakian has produced outstanding recordings for such leading artists as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington – and earned most every honor the music world has to offer. WWNO'S Fred Kasten has more.

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