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9:59 am
Fri July 27, 2012

University of New Orleans to launch nonprofit newsroom

Peter Fos, UNO President; Susan Talley, WWNO Board Chairman; and Paul Maassen, General Manager of WWNO.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The University of New Orleans announced a plan to create a new nonprofit, multimedia newsroom today, in partnership with WWNO. The newsroom, to be featured online at NewOrleansReporter.org, is intended to produce in-depth local reporting on issues of vital interest to the New Orleans community.

NewOrleansReporter.org will generate online, mobile and radio content, said University officials, and is intended to create a sustainable model for nonprofit journalism in greater New Orleans for decades to come.

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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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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?
6:16 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Diane Mack — Top Female Achiever

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This month, New Orleans Magazine recognizes WWNO's Diane Mack as its Top Female Achiever. "Over the years [Diane] has been the local host of NPR's flagship news programs, hosted a classical music shift and written and produced interviews for coverage of Tulane University's Friends of Music concert series. She is also the award-winning producer of "Inside the Arts," the station's series on the cultural arts." At WWNO we all know and admire Diane for her hard work, dedication, and creativity, and we are delighted that New Orleans Magazine has likewise recognized her talents.
  • Source: Myneworleans
  • | Via: New Orleans Magazine | Photo by Marylou Uttermohlen
Announcer and Producer, WWNO-FM Monday through Friday, beginning at 5 a.m., the smooth voice of WWNO-FM's Diane Mack begins to gently ease thousands of sleepy New Orleans area listeners into their daily routines. Mack's distinctive delivery style made its on-air debut here in 1982 when she joined WDSU-TV as a newscaster.
Interviews
5:27 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Award-Winning Journalist Tom Ashbrook and "On Point" Join 89.9 WWNO Lineup July 23rd

Starting Monday, July 23, New Orleans listeners will be able to hear NPR's On Point weekday mornings from 9 - 11 a.m. on 89.9 WWNO. On Point is one of the best, most compelling news and information programs on radio, with its daily two-hour blend of expert guests and listener calls conducted with great skill, intelligence and insight by host Tom Ashbrook.

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Programming
5:16 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Hosts Mid-Day News Magazine Coming to WWNO July 23rd

One of the outstanding programs coming to the 89.9 WWNO lineup on July 23rd is the mid-day news magazine Here and Now — hosted by Hall-of-Fame Boston broadcast journalist Robin Young. Young talked with WWNO's Fred Kasten about her career, and Here and Now.

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WWNO Schedule Change
8:19 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

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

2011 Community Advisory Board Chair Tom Long; WWNO General Manager Paul Maassen; 2012 Advisory Board Chair Susan Talley.

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:

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