[Dixielandjazz] Roof damage threatens priceless WWOZ record collection

Thompson rebecca.e.thompson at verizon.net
Sat Sep 10 16:45:40 PDT 2005


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Roof damage threatens priceless WWOZ record collection By Dave Walker TV

The studio equipment and irreplaceable record and CD collection at
noncommercial WWOZ 90.7 FM, the public radio outlet that beamed New Orleans
music and culture to the region - and, via the Internet, the world -
survived Hurricane Katrina but might not survive the city's current

David Freedman, the station's general manger, surveyed the station's
Armstrong Park headquarters on Thursday and discovered significant damage to
the roof.

Freedman attempted to return later with a roofer, but was turned away on the
city's outskirts.

Friday afternoon, he was looking for someone in authority to approve access
to the city long enough to preserve the volunteer-run station, which was
knocked off the air by the storm and which operates on a listener-supported
shoestring in best of times.

"I just don't know who to call," he said.

Freedman can be contacted at wwozdavid at yahoo.com or
(504) 782-0933. 


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