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:
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.
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?
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?
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.
| 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.
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.
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.