One of our favorite radio stations, WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans, will broadcast Zydeco Nation tomorrow, March 27, at 10 p.m. Central Time. The documentary will air on David Kunian’s show The Kitchen Sink.
Having Kunian host our program is a special treat. As we explained when he broadcast our earlier documentary Still Singing the Blues:
David Kunian himself has produced some highly acclaimed documentaries about New Orleans artists. They include Do You Know How to Pony: the Story of Chris Kenner; The Things I Used To Do: The Legend of Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones; and the Silver Reel-winning Meet All Your Fine Friends: The Dew Drop Inn in New Orleans. He also co-produced the short series The Classic Mardi Gras Songs Profiles. And he has conducted more than 500 interviews with New Orleans musicians and artists. You can listen to any of the hyperlinked documentaries by joining the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) for free.
What’s more, WWOZ represents everything community radio should be: It’s local, quirky, diversity-minded, and deeply tied into the community it serves. It serves as a conscience for New Orleans, and it’s great fun to listen to. When we miss Louisiana, we live-stream it from wherever we are.
After the broadcast, at 11 p.m., Kunian will air Crescent City Blues, our 2010 documentary about the corner bars that keep the blues and R&B alive in New Orleans.