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Tune into WWOZ Tuesday

July 31, 2010

WWOZ, New Orleans’ fabulous community radio station, will broadcast Still Singing the Blues Tuesday, Aug. 3, around 10 p.m. Central Time. Tune into 90.7 FM or listen online at http://www.wwoz.org.

The documentary will be aired during the show “The Kitchen Sink with David Kunian.” This is a special honor, because David Kunian himself has produced some highly acclaimed documentaries about New Orleans artists. They include Do You Know How to Pony: the Story of Chris Kenner; The Things I Used To Do: The Legend of Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones; and the Silver Reel-winning Meet All Your Fine Friends: The Dew Drop Inn in New Orleans. He also co-produced the short series The Classic Mardi Gras Songs Profiles.  And he has conducted more than 500 interviews with New Orleans musicians and artists. You can listen to any of the hyperlinked documentaries by joining the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) for free.

What’s more, WWOZ represents everything community radio should be: It’s local, quirky, diversity-minded, and deeply tied into the community it serves. It serves as a conscience for New Orleans, and it’s great fun to listen to. When we miss Louisiana, we live-stream it from wherever we are.

With Tuesday’s broadcast, Still Singing the Blues will have been aired in all three Louisiana cities where our featured musicians live.  KRVS, the public-radio station in Lafayette, broadcast the show June 4. Baton Rouge’s public-radio station, WRKF,  followed suit on July 10. KRVS and WRKF were two of the initial supporters of our grant application to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and we are grateful to have them on our team.

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