Even Better After Forty: WWNO Announces More News and More Music

Jun 24, 2012

How can we best serve New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana in the future?

It's a question we ask ourselves every day. After three years of extensive audience research and other studies, we have developed an approach to strengthen the quality and range of our programming, satisfy more of our listeners' preferences, and enhance service to our communities. Here's our plan, beginning Monday, July 23rd:

89.9 FM, 90.5 FM, and WWNO1 will simulcast a new schedule of weekday and weekend NPR news, information, and culture, with weeknight classical music and increased local news and cultural programs.

WWNO2 will air a dynamic new presentation of continuous classical music, increasing the hours devoted to classical and featuring selections by our own staff.

WWNO3 will air jazz all the time, as it does today.

There's now even more local programming from your public radio station.

Local news and cultural programs will air daily at 1 p.m. Here you'll find The Reading Life, All Things New Orleans, and a full hour of Louisiana Eats! Joining these shows are two brand-new additions to our lineup: Prof. Peter Ricchiuti goes Out to Lunch to interview entrepreneurs and business leaders at Commander's Palace. And on Music Inside Out, New Orleans native and veteran NPR correspondent Gwen Thompkins joins local music greats to explore New Orleans music from classical to zydeco.

More than ever, our listeners want and need reliable local news. Listen for more coverage of local events and issues throughout the day by Eileen Fleming and a growing team of reporters, and 24 hours a day on WWNO.org.