Jack Hopke

Announcer & Producer

Jack is a Program Host and Producer at WWNO and has been with the station since 2003. He hosts and produces Saturday Night Jazz.  He also serves as the station's Public Service and Jazz Coordinator.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jack graduated from Dartmouth College, where he became general manager of WDCR, the country's only commercial, open-air, student-run AM station.  He was named a Distinguished Graduate in both German and Military Science.  After graduating from Dartmouth College, Jack spent four years as an Airborne Ranger in the US Army and received the Bronze Star for valor while serving as a captain with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.

Jack returned to radio with WQBK-FM in Albany, NY, but left after seven years to join the music industry. He worked in marketing, promotion, and artist development with RCA, Warner Brothers, and Windham Hill Records, and made significant contributions to the careers of numerous well-known recording artists.

Jack's interests include travel with his wife Barbara Siede; sailing; cooking; reading (especially contemporary fiction); companion animals; difficult crossword puzzles; learning French, guitar, and golf; and creating "mix tapes" for friends.

Ways to Connect

Jack Hopke's final episode producing and hosting All Things New Orleans! Features include an interview with the New Orleans Friends of Music.

The University of New Orleans.
UNO

On the occasion of the installation of a new president at the University of New Orleans, All Things New Orleans host Jack Hopke invited Adam Norris, the university's spokesperson and director of public relations, to speak about new developments and programs at UNO.

1. Pelicans preview with Jason Saul and Fletcher Mackel.

2. Jack interviews local breast cancer researcher and physicians.

3.  Jack interviews Henry Griffin about N. O. Film Festival.

This week on All Things New Orleans, host Jack Hopke speaks with Maxwell Williams, the new artistic director of Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré.

Then producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson takes us to the streets of the Marigny for a second line honoring audio engineer Bill Deputy.

bigcharityfilm.com

We speak with Alexander Glustrom and Ben Johnson, filmmakers behind the new documentary "Big Charity," an exploration of the massive Charity Hospital complex on Tulane Avenue that was shuttered after Hurricane Katrina.

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