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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.
Every Friday night from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. enjoy two hours of the best jazz of the last 70 years — with a strong accent on New Orleans.
Each week Jazz New Orleans features a "Player of the Week" — with an extended conversation and the music of a significant jazz artist. "Players of the Week" featured so far include Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman and Steve Masakowski. Upcoming shows will feature Donald Harrison, Jr., Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard.