History

40th Anniversary History
4:36 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

A Quick History of WWNO at 40

WWNO at 40.

John Batson was General Manager of WWNO throughout a period that saw numerous achievements, including improved transmission across the region, acquisition of KTLN to serve the Houma - Thibodeaux area better, and locally-produced programs, like Crescent City. Before retiring, John wrote this history of the station.

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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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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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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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WWNO News Features
12:54 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Plessy v. Ferguson plaque dedicated

A long-awaited historical marker was unveiled in February at the corner of Press and Royal Streets, marking the spot in 1892 where Homer Plessy was thrown off a railway car and arrested. Plessy's planned act of civil disobedience eventually made its way to the Supreme Court in the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson, and, for some, marks the beginning of the civil rights movement.

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WWNO News Features
5:13 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Long Hot Summer circa 1860

What New Orleanians did to beat the heat during mid 19th century summers.

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