Public radio stations WWNO and WRKF launch daily live news broadcast


“Louisiana Considered” will air in New Orleans and Baton Rouge weekdays at noon

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF NPR for Baton Rouge announced today that they will launch a daily regional live radio show on Southern Louisiana: “Louisiana Considered”. It will air throughout Southern Louisiana on WWNO 89.9 FM in New Orleans and WRKF 89.3 FM in Baton Rouge, Monday through Friday live at noon and rebroadcast at 7:30 p.m., starting on the 15th. February.

“Louisiana Considered” will feature the biggest stories of the day and interviews with journalists, journalists and artists. This is a product of the ongoing WWNO-WRKF local news collaboration.

“Listeners in Baton Rouge and New Orleans told us they wanted to learn more about local and regional issues that matter to them,” said Paul Maassen, CEO of WWNO-WRKF. “Louisiana Considered” expands the ability of our stations to better serve communities. “

“There are few places as interesting, vibrant and important as southern Louisiana,” said Patrick Madden, news director of WWNO-WRKF. “With ‘Louisiana Considered’, we want to create a space for engaging and intelligent conversations about the key issues facing the region. “

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Madden will host the program, with Karen Henderson, host of WRKF Morning Edition, and Karl Lengel, host of WWNO All Things Considered. The Friday shows will feature a panel discussion on Louisiana politics co-hosted by Stephanie Grace, political columnist for The Advocate and The Times-Picayune.

About the WWNO-WRKF News Collaboration

News crews from member stations of NPR, WWNO New Orleans and WRKF Baton Rouge, have been sharing resources and planning together since 2017. Their reporting has won three Regional Murrow awards, for coverage of Louisiana flood recovery and the law. on non-unanimous state juries; and a podcast on Huey Long, “Sticky Wicket”. The Common Newsroom is a partner of the Gulf States Newsroom, a collaboration with MPB Radio of Mississippi, WBHM of Birmingham, AL. and NPR.

About WWNO

WWNO New Orleans Public Radio serves New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana with NPR, local news and cultural programming on 89.9 FM as well as 24 hour classical music on Classical 104.9 FM and WWNO HD2 . Listen on wwno.org, WWNO’s mobile app and smart speakers.

About WRKF

WRKF 89.3 Baton Rouge NPR station informs and entertains Baton Rouge and surrounding areas with information and cultural programs. The WRKF Classic digital channel is available on HD radios at 89.3 HD2. Listen on 89.3 FM, wrkf.org, WRKF’s mobile app and on your smart speaker.


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