I haven’t written anything here about the horror of Katrina and its aftermath – what can I say that hasn’t been said far more eloquently elsewhere?
But I do want to mention that my all-time favorite radio station, WWOZ community radio from New Orleans, needs help from music lovers everywhere. WWOZ went off the air in advance of the hurricane and remains down now. Locally in Seattle KBCS FM, one of our fine local community stations, is going to dedicate next Tuesday, September 13, to programming New Orleans music and to solicit donations for WWOZ.
If you feel the urge to donate ahead of that, WWFMU in New York has set up a web page to accept donations at any time.
For all those who’ve enjoyed New Orleans music from the birth of jazz through the Nevilles, Meters, Galactic, and the whole long list of incredible music that WWOZ has helped keep alive, now’s the time to show your appreciation.