members make it possible

Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
11:42 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Some Of The Best On Music Inside Out

Shannon Powell, Marcia Ball, Alex McMurray, Dr. Michael White and Jon Cleary

Our good friends at WWNO are in the midst of a fund drive — that niggling but necessary part of the way that public radio in which listeners like you help pay for the programs you love.

Take it from us: the easiest way to listen during a fund drive is with a clear conscience. So give our friends a call and cough up the coin. Then sit back and listen with the smug satisfaction that you’re a member. As they say in the biz: operators are standing-by. 800-286-7002  

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Members Make It Possible
8:57 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Pledge To Win Saints Tickets!

WWNO's Membership Drive is October 18-25, and if you pledge before 9 a.m. on October 25 you could win tickets to see the New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on November 17, 2013. Kickoff is 3:25 p.m.  

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Members Make It Possible
8:01 am
Fri September 6, 2013

WWNO’s Fall Membership Drive Will Be October 18 – 25

Some of our great volunteers celebrating a successful shift in the phone bank room.
Janet Wilson

Your donation today is what makes the Membership Drive Kick-Off Hour a success. When you give to the Lagniappe Fund, you lead the way, encouraging other listeners to become new members of the station.  They hear your message loud and clear: Public radio is important.

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7:30 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Video: A Day in the Life of a WWNO Producer

WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio, is listener-supported. That means support from the 1.5 million people in the station's 11-parish audience is our number-one means of support.

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Members Make It Possible
1:02 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Jameeta Youngblood on Becoming a Sustaining Member

Jameeta Youngblood.
Janet Wilson WWNO

WWNO's business manager is a member, too! Jameeta Youngblood explains why she became a sustaining member, rather than a dollar-a-day member like she's been in the past.

"It was easier for me to become a sustaining member," Jameeta said. "I felt like I wouldn't have to constantly be reminded to renew my membership, it would automatically happen. I just felt it was something easy for me to do and a lot less work for the membership staff."

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Membership Drive
12:34 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Photos From Our Membership Drive

General Manager Paul Maassen explaining why we need you to join as a sustaining member.
Janet Wilson WWNO

Take a look at some of the photos from our Spring Membership Drive, already in full swing! Thanks so much to all of our donors and volunteers, and to you for making New Orleans public radio possible.

Gratitude!  That’s what we at WWNO feel at during our membership drive. With the support of hundreds of donors in the last few days, not to mention many others who gave to our Lagniappe Fund earlier this month, we have had a very successful drive so far — but we’re not done yet!

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Members Make It Possible
10:06 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Meet Volunteer Doug Christian

Volunteer Doug Christian.
Janet Wilson WWNO

Doug Christian's youngest brother works in public radio in Kansas, so that's where his donations go.

But Doug is a New Orleanian and avid WWNO listener. "I have this tremendous guilt that I am not supporting the station here."

So what does he do? Doug volunteers.

"I spend my time here, and spend my money there."

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Members Make It Possible
9:01 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Meet Volunteer Stephanie Reed

Artist and membership drive volunteer Stephanie Reed.
Stephanie Reed

Listener Stephanie Reed says she searched out two things right away when she moved to New Orleans from Maine three years ago: her local farmers market and WWNO.

"That's a good way to feel at home in a new place," Stephanie told WWNO's Fred Kasten.

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Members Make It Possible
2:58 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Terry Gross on Becoming a Sustaining Member

Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
Will Ryan

Fresh Air's Terry Gross has a message for WWNO's listeners: become a sustaining member.

Sustaining membership is an ongoing gift from your bank account, or credit or debit card. It's quick and easy to set up, and takes the hassle out of remembering to keep up with your gifts.

Keeping great programming like Fresh Air on the air here in New Orleans is important. Coverage like ours is rare, valuable and necessary — and your help makes a big difference.

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Spring Membership Drive
9:00 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Looking for Something New to Do? Want to Feel Good Doing It? Volunteer!

You can have this much fun, too! Volunteer at WWNO.
Janet Wilson WWNO

Join our volunteer team today! Our most immediate opportunity is quickly approaching — the Spring Membership Drive, March 8 - 15.

It's simple. Just click this link, follow the two-step sign up process, and find the calendar with available shifts.

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