Confused about what our schedule changes mean? Want more detailed info? Just in the mood to dig a little deeper? Here's a list of some of the most common questions we've been asked, and some answers, too!
I heard that WWNO is changing. What does that mean?
Based on more than three years of audience research, WWNO is changing its programming to provide more news and cultural programs and more classical music. Here is the plan for the new schedule:
In conjunction with today’s expansion of its radio news programs, WWNO is announcing the creation of a community news-gathering collaboration that will increase local news coverage on both broadcast and digital platforms. The news operation will introduce content from a trio of nonprofit news and information partners, bringing together experienced local journalists at a critical point in the renewal of our city, region and community.
Starting Monday, July 23, New Orleans NPR outlet WWNO FM-89.9 will be shifting morning and afternoon classical blocks to HD channels, and airing more local and national news-and-information programming.
The news is good and bad for local lovers of classical music. The good is that there are more ways to hear their favorite (or maybe even unfamiliar) composers, orchestras, quartets, singers, soloists, etc., than at any time in history.