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KBCS Community Radio raises funds for WWOZ New Orleans Community Radio

KBOO was talking a lot about this situation. The donations that were pouring into this station were lost when the server processing the donations went down. So they are at ground zero and currently off the air. This is a real and tangible way to support the local people who are refusing to leave, so there can be real communication on the ground there.
KBCS Community Radio raises funds for WWOZ New Orleans Community Radio

On Tuesday, September 13th, KBCS will dedicate a day of programming to
the music of New Orleans and the Delta. For 24 hours, we will encourage
listeners to contribute to the effort to rebuild WWOZ, the only
Community Radio station on the Gulf Coast that went off the air because of
Hurricane Katrina s destruction. WWOZ went silent on August 27th in advance of
the hurricane and will remain off the air for some time to come.

WWOZ is a listener-supported, volunteer-operated radio station in New
Orleans. They spin blues, jazz, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, Brazilian,
Caribbean and more. They call themselves the "Guardian of the groove,
the music and the culture of New Orleans" and have annually broadcasted
live from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. WWOZ has also
supported the musicians of New Orleans through their innovative health care
program which provides care to musicians who otherwise wouldn t have access.

Getting WWOZ back on the air will only be possible with the help of
Community Radio stations such as KBCS- stations outside the areas
affected by the hurricane s destructive path. The existence of WWOZ as a station
matters immensely because, as with stations such as KBCS, we serve our
communities with a range of news, information and cultural programming
that is become less available elsewhere

About KBCS 91.3-FM

KBCS programmers are community volunteers with a passion for creating
radio that matters. From jazz to reggae, folk to modern global hip-hop,
blues to electronica, KBCS presents a musical line-up as rich and
varied
as the communities we serve. We also air Democracy Now! in addition to
other nationally and locally-produced cultural and public affairs
programs. And because our purpose is to entertain, educate, and
involve,
KBCS is the only station in the greater Seattle area offering ongoing
training opportunities.
WWOZ Back on the Air 21.Oct.2005 16:45

Betsy

WWOZ is back on the air at 90.7 FM in New Orleans. They are broadcasting from temporary studios in Baton Rouge. In an article in yesterday's USA Today, the producer of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival said this about WWOZ: "They are to New Orleans today what Radio Free Europe was to the world of the Iron Curtain before communism. I think it's one of the great radio stations in the world. And it's definitely the heart and soul of New Orleans music."

You can read the article here:
 link to www.usatoday.com

Visit the WWOZ website to make a donation, listen online, and see photo galleries. Although they are back on the air, there is a long way to go to rebuild the musical community in New Orleans.
 http://www.wwoz.org

If you have a blog or website, you can also help WWOZ and other worthy organizations by going to  http://www.wordofblog.net and downloading an ad.

WWOZ Back on the Air 21.Oct.2005 16:58

Betsy

WWOZ is back on the air at 90.7 FM in New Orleans. They are broadcasting from temporary studios in Baton Rouge. In an article in yesterday's USA Today, the producer of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival said this about WWOZ: "They are to New Orleans today what Radio Free Europe was to the world of the Iron Curtain before communism. I think it's one of the great radio stations in the world. And it's definitely the heart and soul of New Orleans music."

You can read the article here:
 link to www.usatoday.com

Visit the WWOZ website to make a donation, listen online, and see photo galleries. Although they are back on the air, there is a long way to go to rebuild the musical community in New Orleans.
 http://www.wwoz.org

If you have a blog or website, you can also help WWOZ and other worthy organizations by going to  http://www.wordofblog.net and downloading an ad.