WWNO

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WWNO/KTLN
City of license WWNO: New Orleans, Louisiana
KTLN: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Broadcast area WWNO: New Orleans metropolitan area
KTLN: Houma/Thibodaux metropolitan area
Branding 89.9 WWNO
Slogan Your Source for NPR News, Music, and Culture
Frequency WWNO: 89.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
KTLN: 90.5 MHz
First air date WWNO: 1972
KTLN: 1995
Format FM/HD1: Public radio
HD2: Classical
HD3: Jazz
ERP WWNO: 35,000 watts
KTLN: 200 watts
HAAT WWNO: 299.8 meters
KTLN: 109 meters
Class WWNO: C1
KTLN: A
Facility ID WWNO: 38607
KTLN: 4219
Callsign meaning (U)niversity of New Orleans (The second W substitutes for the U)
Thibodaux, LouisiaNa (the station's city of license)
Affiliations NPR
Owner University of New Orleans
Webcast Listen Live
Website wwno.org

WWNO/KTLN is a public radio outlet in New Orleans, Louisiana that offers Classical, Fine Arts, Jazz, as well as informative programming like "Car Talk", and the highly acclaimed radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor. The station produces a locally oriented variety program, Crescent City, which features musical and comedic performances. The host of Crescent City is New Orleans commentator, journalist, and writer, Ronnie Virgets.

History[edit]

The station, which is also a member of National Public Radio, is operated by the University of New Orleans and broadcasts at 89.9 MHz with an ERP of 35,000 watts. It signed on the air in 1972.

It also has a satellite sister station in Thibodaux, Louisiana, KTLN (90.5).

As Hurricane Katrina bore down on the city, the remaining staff shut down the station to evacuate on the morning of August 28, 2005. The station returned to the air just 24 days later, on September 21, with programing from the studio space of Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia. Post-Katrina flooding had damaged the UNO campus.

While most of the staff was in Atlanta, WWNO Program Director Fred Kasten set up a temporary studio in his intact home in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans, from which he gave daily updates of the situation in New Orleans until the station was able to return to its UNO studios on December 19.

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Coordinates: 29°55′12″N 90°01′30″W / 29.920°N 90.025°W / 29.920; -90.025