Paul Maassen

General Manager

Paul arrived at WWNO as general manager in March 2008.  Since his arrival, Paul has strengthened the station’s finances, introduced new national news and information programs, revamped the digital WWNO2 schedule to complement 89.9, and launched digital WWNO3 as an all-jazz channel.  He has placed new emphasis on WWNO’s role in the community, devoting resources to local news reporting and cultural features, and encouraging new collaborations among New Orleans’ cultural organizations and the region’s public media. Paul began his radio career in metropolitan New York – New Jersey, where, over eleven years, he served as on-air personality, operations manager, and program director for four commercial stations.  In 1998 he became general manager of WNTI, a public station in Hackettstown, NJ affiliated with Centenary College, where he managed an all-volunteer staff.  In 2005 he moved to the Dayton, OH area to serve as general manager of WYSO.

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Arts & Culture
6:50 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Sync-Up entertainment industry conference kicks off in New Orleans

In conjunction with Jazzfest, the 5th annual free entertainment industry conference called Sync-Up kicks off today.

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Arts & Culture
1:05 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Bonerama celebrates the trombone

In a city that walks to the beat of a different drum, New Orleans' Bonerama is something different . 

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Arts & Culture
9:13 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Congo Square New World Rythms Festival

From the Congo to Cuba, from Brazil to Basin Street and New Orleans "bounce," the universal drum will beat in Armstrong Park on March 24 and 25, when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Scott Aiges of the NOJ&HF about the festival.

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40th Anniversary
1:34 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Celebrate WWNO's 40th Anniversary!

Amid everything that we are doing here at 89.9 WWNO, we are also squeezing in a commemoration of our 40th Anniversary.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

A Unique Slant of Light

Portrait of Betsy, 1837. Francois Jacques Fleischbein

 The latest edition of Louisiana Cultural Vistas profiles a new book and digital platform focused on two hundred years of art in Louisiana.

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All Things New Orleans
9:33 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

HNOC Celebrates Louisiana's 200th Anniversary

Booker T. Washington Speaking During His Last Pilgrimage in Louisiana, 1915.

Louisiana will celebrate 200 years of statehood this coming April. To commemorate the anniversary, The Historic New Orleans Collection is exhibiting a gallery  of artifacts tracing  the state's history. John Lawrence, the director of Museum  programs for the HNOC, talked about it with WWNO 

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All Things New Orleans
12:02 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Christwood Adds New Atrium Building

Steve Holzalb, Executive Director of Christwood Retirement Community talks with WWNO about their new Atrium which is one of the first in the country.

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WWNO News Features
1:37 pm
Fri February 13, 2009

Faubourg Treme

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The fabric and identity of New Orleans is often revealed through the history of its neighborhoods. Now, a film documentary by two local producers tells the story of one of New Orleans's oldest and most culturally significant.

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UNO Speakers Series
4:09 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Jeff Corwin to Speak at UNO

Television host and conservationist Jeff Corwin visits the New Orleans area tonight, as part of the new UNO Horizons speaker series at the UNO Arena.

Emmy Award-winner Corwin is host of The Jeff Corwin Experience on Animal Planet, seen by 13 million people worldwide, and has also recently hosted a series of specials with Anderson Cooper on CNN entitled "Planet in Peril," discussing the problems facing the environment.

Corwin talked with WWNO's Paul Maassen.

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Hurricane Gustav
3:26 am
Sat August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Announcement/Information

For the duration of Hurricane Gustav, WWNO will broadcast network programming. We are doing this so that our staff and their families may safely evacuate. We will return as soon as possible after the storm.

Best Wishes For Everyone's Saftey, Paul Maassen WWNO GM.

Current info on the storm http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

Here is a list of some of the State agencies and other hurricane related resources:

American Red Cross
www.preparelouisiana.redcross.org
(866) GET-INFO or (866) 438-4636

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