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.
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:
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR's Car Talk, will no longer record new programs come this fall... but the weekly call-in series will continue to be on the air, drawing on material from their 25 years of show archives.
Here's a note from the Brothers Magliozzi:
RAY: Hey, you guys. My brother has always said, “Don’t be afraid of work.”
TOM: Right. Make work afraid of YOU!
RAY: And he’s done such a good job at it, that work has avoided him all his life.
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.