About WWOZ- Guardians of the Groove
This group is for pictures related to WWOZ 90.7fm and the roots/heritage music of New Orleans.
This group is also for sharing photos of yourself, if you are a WWOZ listener. When submitting a photo of yourself please be sure to include the tag "WWOZ Listener". WWOZ will be showcasing these photos on the WWOZ.org website.
Founded by two brothers, Walter and Jerry Brock, WWOZ went on the air in 1980.
The Brock's efforts benefited enormously from the incredible richness of a flourishing musical scene that was reaching legendary proportions with the likes of Professor Longhair, James Booker, Sweet Emma, Mr. Google Eyes, Danny Barker, Jesse Hill, and many, many more.
The station first operated from the Brock's living room! Tapes were carried daily to the transmitter site, located at the tower site on the Mississippi River. Eventually, 'OZ studios were built on the second floor of the world-reknown New Orleans music venue, Tipitina's. In 1985 the station was relocated to Armstrong Park, more or less the center of the musical universe in terms of New Orleans' heritage and culture.
In 1986, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation assumed responsibility for the station's broadcast license. Since that time, the Foundation has spent well over one million dollars in operational and development funds. The foundation's funding, in turn, is the direct result of money raised in producing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
More details about WWOZ's History
» WWOZ Programs and Listen online to WWOZ
» WWOZ New Orleans Community Resources
» Support WWOZ
» About WWOZ
» WWOZ Community on LiveJournal
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- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
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