Fall 2016 Contest Rules

Sep 29, 2016


The Whole Goal in Half the Time!

Sep 29, 2016

When Does Our Fall Membership Drive Start? It Has! And so far we've reached almost 30% of the goal. We need your gift NOW to make sure we only need to go on the air for half the time beginning on October 20th.

Our mission has been more relevant than ever during these last few months, and you can help ensure that we continue bringing essential news coverage — local, national and global — to you, your neighbors, and the whole region.

'All Things Considered' Host Jack Hopke To Retire

Aug 19, 2016
Jack Hopke.

WWNO’s afternoon program host Jack Hopke plans to retire on August 31, after presenting news and music on WWNO 89.9 FM for the last fourteen years. Fortunately for his many listeners across southeast Louisiana, Jack’s voice will not leave the WWNO airwaves completely. Jack will continue in a part-time role, programming and hosting music programs, especially his popular “Saturday Night Jazz,” and serving as a substitute local host for NPR news programs.

Manhattan Chamber Players.
Sophie Zhai

August's classical music languor will be relieved on August 18 when the new Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) debuts at 6 p.m. with a concert in an unorthodox venue, the Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas Street. The performance will be free, with food served afterward and special beer flights available for purchase.

Culture Collision, an event unlike any other, arose in 2008 due to New Orleans’ need for a collaborative voice among arts organizations. Now in its eighth year, Culture Collision boasts a roster of almost 70 participants in a one-night-only celebration of NOLA arts, remaining steadfast in its mission to foster nonprofit performing and visual arts groups in the New Orleans metro-area.

WWNO Sweeps New Orleans Press Club Radio Awards

Jul 14, 2016

89.9 WWNO -- New Orleans Public Radio swept the radio categories at the 2016 Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards, held this past Saturday, July 9.

WWNO took home plaques for Best Radio Story for “Last Day at Lagniappe Academies,” a unique feature by producer Mallory Falk witnessing the final day of a Recovery School District school which had lost its charter; and for “Best Radio Show” for the 13-part feature series “Katrina: The Debris,” exploring the struggles and successes of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.


June 13, 2016

89.9 WWNO -- New Orleans Public Radio reporter Ryan Kailath has been released from jail following his arrest Saturday, July 9, in Baton Rouge on one count of Simple Obstruction of a Highway of Commerce. Kailath was providing continuing coverage of the protests that erupted in Louisiana’s capital city after the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police.

Jesse Hardman

WWNO's Ryan Kailath was arrested Saturday while covering a protest near Baton Rouge police headquarters. The event drew members of the New Black Panther Party. Police in riot gear engaged in a standoff with the group, during which Kailath was one of many arrested and charged with simple obstruction of a highway. WWNO's Eve Troeh spoke with him about what happened.


Join WWNO and Christwood Retirement Community in Covington on Saturday, June 25 for a live listening and video party of Garrison Keillor's second-to-last episode hosting A Prairie Home Companion, from Tanglewood.

It's hard to believe that Garrison's final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion is now less than a month away — and it's true what they say about time flying!

Join us Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nims Theatre on the University of New Orleans campus for a special live event — as BBC World Service Newshour host Owen Bennett-Jones and a panel of guests discuss what feminism means in the 21st century.

Newshour Extra is open to the public free of charge, but advance registration is encouraged. Please sign up here. The Nims Theatre is located in the UNO Performing Arts Center, near the center of campus (#28 on this campus map). Free parking is available at nearby lots on campus.