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Proposal to Eliminate Funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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:

This potential threat to our operating funding only further demonstrates just how vital your membership support is to WWNO.
Please refer back to this page for updates as we learn more about this federal budget proposal.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at

Sincerely, Paul Maassen WWNO 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.

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