Paul Maassen

General Manager

Paul arrived at WWNO as general manager in March 2008.  Since his arrival, Paul has strengthened the station’s finances, introduced new national news and information programs, revamped the digital WWNO2 schedule to complement 89.9, and launched digital WWNO3 as an all-jazz channel.  He has placed new emphasis on WWNO’s role in the community, devoting resources to local news reporting and cultural features, and encouraging new collaborations among New Orleans’ cultural organizations and the region’s public media.

Paul began his radio career in metropolitan New York – New Jersey, where, over eleven years, he served as on-air personality, operations manager, and program director for four commercial stations.  In 1998 he became general manager of WNTI, a public station in Hackettstown, NJ affiliated with Centenary College, where he managed an all-volunteer staff.  In 2005 he moved to the Dayton, OH area to serve as general manager of WYSO.

Ways to Connect

A Message from General Manager Paul Maassen

A new schedule of music programs with Louisiana appeal awaits Saturday evening listeners beginning August 3. Each of the shows originates in New Orleans, and together they cover the broad range of styles influenced by New Orleans and Louisiana. Here’s the new Saturday evening (and early Sunday morning) lineup:

To the valued listeners of WWNO:

We have been receiving numerous inquiries from listeners regarding the FY 2018 Federal Budget Blueprint released on March 16, proposing to end funding for public broadcasting, specifically eliminating funding for the Corporation For Public Broadcasting.

Learn more about how this proposed budget change would significantly impact WWNO's ability to operate, as well as other Public Radio stations across the country, at the following links:

Each year on most mornings of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Sync Up conference brings together leaders in music, film and digital media for educational and networking events to help independent artists navigate the changing landscape of new media.

WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Scot Aiges, ‎Director of Programs, Marketing & Communications at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, about this free gathering, now in it's 9th year.

WWNO General Manager Paul Maassen.
Janet Wilson / WWNO

This is certainly a busy time of year for WWNO with the gubernatorial election, coastal developments, education news in full swing, and so many cultural events taking place in New Orleans. The award-winning WWNO News Department under the leadership of News Director Eve Troeh continues to grow and produce some great content for WWNO 89.9/KTLN 90.5, and online as well at

St. Bernard Fire Department via The Historic New Orleans Collection

This month, as part of WWNO's ongoing Katrina 10 coverage, we bring you The Katrina Files: Reflections from First Responders. This series is based on oral histories conducted by The Historic New Orleans Collection and hosted by Paul Maassen.