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New Schedule
10:45 am
Thu July 26, 2012

89.9 WWNO's new schedule

Check out our new schedule for 89.9 WWNO! And remember, you can find great classical music and a cool mix of jazz all day, every day, online or on air. Tune in to WWNO HD 2 and HD 3 to find out more.

Have any questions about the new schedule, or about how to listen to our HD channels on your computer, in your car, or at home? Give us a call at 1-800-286-7002, or e-mail comments@wwno.org

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Schedule Change FAQ
10:44 am
Thu July 26, 2012

More information about our schedule change

Confused about what our schedule changes mean? Want more detailed info? Just in the mood to dig a little deeper? Here's a list of some of the most common questions we've been asked, and some answers, too!

I heard that WWNO is changing. What does that mean?

Based on more than three years of audience research, WWNO is changing its programming to provide more news and cultural programs and more classical music.  Here is the plan for the new schedule:

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The Mix
11:49 am
Tue July 24, 2012

The Mix: New Orleans, Inside Out

Mardi Gras Indians march through the crowd at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The Mardi Gras Indians are a mainstay of New Orleans culture, marching alongside brass bands in the annual Mardi Gras parades.
Sean Gardner Getty Images

Louisiana music has such a hold on music lovers around the world that nearly every popular artist borrows from it. Or replicates it. Or, some might say, steals from it.

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Newsroom Expansion
7:30 am
Mon July 23, 2012

WWNO announces new local news collaboration

In conjunction with today’s expansion of its radio news programs, WWNO is announcing the creation of a community news-gathering collaboration that will increase local news coverage on both broadcast and digital platforms. The news operation will introduce content from a trio of nonprofit news and information partners, bringing together experienced local journalists at a critical point in the renewal of our city, region and community.

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7:20 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

WWNO prepares audience for schedule change; shifts daytime classical music to digital channel

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Starting Monday, July 23, New Orleans NPR outlet WWNO FM-89.9 will be shifting morning and afternoon classical blocks to HD channels, and airing more local and national news-and-information programming.
The news is good and bad for local lovers of classical music. The good is that there are more ways to hear their favorite (or maybe even unfamiliar) composers, orchestras, quartets, singers, soloists, etc., than at any time in history.
1:55 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Meet Peter Ricchiuti, host of WWNO's new 'Out to Lunch'

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Tulane University professor Peter Ricchiuti will host WWNO’s new weekly program “Out to Lunch,” debuting at 1 p.m. Monday (July 23). Here’s an email Q&A with the Times-Picayune's Dave Walker:
Tulane University professor and founder of the Burkenroad Reports Stock Research Program, Peter Ricchiuti will host WWNO FM-89.9's new weekly program "Out to Lunch," debuting at 1 p.m. Monday (July 23). Here's an email Q&A: Who are you and what are you doing on WWNO?
1:17 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Meet Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's 'Music Inside Out'

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A New Orleans native who's worked as a reporter for the Times-Picayune and NPR, Gwen Thompkins will host "Music Inside Out," a new weekly show to air Thursdays on WWNO. Here's an e mail Q&A with Dave Walker of the Times-Picayune:
A New Orleans native who's worked as a reporter for the Times-Picayune and National Public Radio, Gwen Thompkins will host "Music Inside Out," a new weekly show to air at 1 p.m. Thursday on WWNO FM-89.9. Here's an e mail Q&A: Who are you and what are you doing on WWNO?
WWNO
3:35 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Award-Winning WWNO Producer Diane Mack to Host New Half-Hour Version of "Inside the Arts"

Starting Tuesday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m. 89.9 WWNO's long-running, multi-award-winning feature series Inside the Arts will debut in a new half-hour version hosted by Diane Mack. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story.

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WWNO
7:32 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Writer and Literary Critic Susan Larson's "The Reading Life" Moves to New Times on 89.9 WWNO

Starting next Tuesday, July 24, The Reading Life with host Susan Larson will move to new times on the 89.9 WWNO schedule: Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., and Sundays at noon. Susan Larson recently talked with WWNO's Fred Kasten about the development and evolution of The Reading Life.

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WWNO
6:08 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Award-Winning Journalist Michel Martin and "Tell Me More" to Join WWNO Lineup July 23rd

Tell Me More is one of the most recent additions to NPR's roster of high-quality news and information programs.  It joins the 89.9 WWNO schedule Monday, July 23, and will air weekday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.

Tell Me More is hosted by former Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and ABC News journalist Michel Martin — who recently talked with WWNO's Fred Kasten about Tell Me More and how she got involved.

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