Jason Saul

Director of Digital Services + Corporate Development

Jason Saul is WWNO's Director of Digital Services, a multimedia journalist and a member of the station's corporate media underwriting team, dedicated to fostering partnerships with local businesses in support of their outreach efforts and WWNO’s fundraising goals.

Jason heads up WWNO's sports desk, is the point person for digital initiatives and social media outreach, and is a spot news and features reporter during major events.

Jason, a native of New York (but a long-time resident of the Crescent City), has an extensive background in traditional, digital and social media, and the intersections between them.

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Politics
3:33 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Bobby Jindal One Of The Most Unpopular Governors In The Country, Poll Says

Bobby Jindal, once one of the most popular governors in the country, has seen his approval ratings slide over the past two-and-a-half years to just 37 percent, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Polling organization.

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Mardi Gras 2013
4:10 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Lundi Gras Parade Time Updates

The Orpheus parade will start 30 minutes earlier today, following Proteus, the New Orleans Police Department announced today. The 5:30 p.m. start is 30 minutes earlier than normal, and due to expected inclement weather.

Orpheus will make a hard right onto the riverbound side of Canal Street, turn onto Tchoupitoulas and take a left onto Henderson to the disband area.

6:07 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Point Man: Tom Ashbrook

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We're excited to share a recent article about Tom Ashbrook and On Point, written for Boston Magazine. You can hear On Point each weekday on WWNO, from 9-11 a.m.
Photos by Adam Detour It isn't easy to speak cogently and think at the same time, but Tom Ashbrook is very good at it, and he is sometimes impatient when guests on his radio show, On Point, are not. On a Thursday morning in December, during a segment titled "What to Do About Climate Change?"
Missing Person
11:59 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

NOPD Asking for Public's Help in Finding Missing 15-Year-Old

Carlton Morris, Jr.
New Orleans Police Department

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a 15-year-old boy who is missing from New Orleans East.

Carlton Morris, Jr. last spoke with his mother around 7 p.m. Tuesday night, police say. Morris, who suffers from schizophrenic disorders and is in need of his medication, contacted his mother to tell her he didn't have a ride home from school. When his mother told him that she wasn't able to pick him up he became angry and hung up the phone.

His mother has been unable to contact him since.

Crime
6:26 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Man Found Shot to Death in Lower 9th Ward

A man was found by a grass-cutting crew in the Lower 9th Ward around 3 p.m. today with multiple gunshot wounds, the New Orleans Police Department announced in a press release this afternoon.

The crew discovered the victim in a vacant lot at the intersection of Benton and North Miro Streets and immediately notified police, according to the NOPD. The man had been shot several times and was unresponsive when officers arrived, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

10:15 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Wynton Marsalis and Poppy Tooker: An Ode to Gumbo

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There is a big difference between gumbo and just any old soup. Gumbo is a full meal. It's a tradition and a philosophy. The fundamentals don't change, but the variations are endless. Our own Poppy Tooker went on CBS Sunday Morning to show Wynton Marsalis how it's done.
(CBS News) On New Orleans' Super Bowl Sunday, Wynton Marsalis brings us an essay about his home town's signature dish, as much a cultural symbol of New Orleans as the bayou or jazz: New Orleans, the Crescent City. It remains a fascinating place because of the diversity of its culture.
Super Bowl XLVII
11:33 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Superdome Power Outage Statement

The following joint statement from SMG and Entergy on the power outage at the Superdome has just been released through the NFL:

The following is a joint statement from Entergy and SMG (management company of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) regarding the partial power loss during the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

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The Superdome
1:31 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

The Superdome Through the Years

Frank Lotz Miller's 1970 architectural model of what would become the Superdome.
Curtis and Davis Office Records Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries

The Superdome began as a public referendum in 1966, and shines today as New Orleans gets ready to celebrate Super Bowl XLVII.

Built atop the bulldozed Back o' Town neighborhood, the Superdome is the site of ecstasy and tragedy, of countless celebrations and memories, historical agonies and post-K clichés. The Dome is a temple to our Saints and our city, and — love it or hate it — you can't ignore it.

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Super Bowl Festival
4:16 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Verizon 'Super Bowl Boulevard' Concert Lineup

The Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard is a four-day festival located at Woldenberg Park, stretching along the riverfront from the Aquarium of the Americas to Toulouse Street.

The Boulevard features a four-day lineup of music and events spread out across four stages, along with food and drink, live television broadcasts, Host Committee partner events, and other assorted and sundry festival offerings.

The festival is free and open to the public, opening Thursday and continuing through Super Bowl Sunday. A printable map and schedule is below.

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Business
3:39 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Voodoo Music Festival Sold to SFX Entertainment

The Voodoo Music Experience has been bought by SFX Entertainment, a New York-based producer and promoter of concerts and other live entertainment, according to an article on Billboard Magazine's website.

Though SFX — a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications — has recently been acquiring dance music properties, Robert F.X. Sillerman, the company's president, told Billboard the mutli-genre Voodoo festival is a great fit for them.

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