Ron Biava

Development and Marketing Manager

As Development and Marketing Manager, Ron Biava oversees membership and other fundraising activities as well as events, communications, and promotion—with a lot of help from other staff members and volunteers!  Ron came to WWNO in fall 2009 after years of fundraising at Tulane University, several colleges of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in England, the Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon, and the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. (The renovated Alvar Street Branch Library is one of his favorite accomplishments.) Ron arrived in New Orleans in 1978 with a degree in urban planning, and served in Dutch Morial’s first mayoral administration.  He is a native of Detroit, Michigan.

Ways to Connect

Ramon Vargas as Rodolfo and Barbara Frittoli as Mimì in Puccini's La Boheme.
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season – the company’s 85th on the air – begins with a live broadcast of the beloved Puccini opera, La Bohème. New Orleans-area listeners can enjoy this live performance on the Classical WWNO stream, Saturday December 5, at 12:00 noon Central Time.

Tune in to Classical WWNO at home on your computer or smartphone at, stream through our mobile apps, or tune in with your HD radio at 89.9 HD2.

Listeners in the Thibodaux-Houma area can find KTLN back on the air at 90.5 FM, after WWNO chief engineer Robert Carroll identified the failed transmitter components, drove for replacements, and installed the new parts Monday night.