Head Way Down Yonder to New Orleans

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KPOV, the High Desert’s Community Radio Station, is excited to announce it will be simulcasting live music from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival the weekends of April 27-29 and May 3-6.

Founded in 1970, the festival has grown to be one of the biggest events of its kind in the world – a 10-day cultural feast that attracts some 400,000 visitors each year to enjoy music, cuisine and crafts. It has showcased many of the most important New Orleans and Louisiana performers of the past 50 years, such as Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Wynton, Branford and Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr., as well as internationally renowned guests representing a wide range of musical disciplines, from Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie to Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson.

The KPOV simulcast is being presented in cooperation with WWOZ FM 90.7 community radio in New Orleans. Simulcasts on KPOV will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 27 and continue each morning and afternoon on the two consecutive weekends. A schedule of performances is available on the KPOV website at kpov.org.

KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station broadcasting at 88.9 FM and streaming live at www.kpov.org. The full schedule of KPOV’s local and syndicated programs, including information about each show, is available at the website.

KPOV broadcasts more than 40 locally produced programs of music and talk that are not heard on commercial or public radio stations in our area. KPOV programming includes local news and commentary, extensive coverage of local and statewide elections, and the most diverse musical programming in Central Oregon. Syndicated programs like Democracy Now, Bioneers and Free Speech Radio News also are unique to KPOV.

Underwriting is available at KPOV and is affordable for nonprofit organizations and small local businesses.

KPOV strengthens community and democracy through grassroots participation in independent, non-commercial radio.  For a program schedule, underwriting information, to donate or to volunteer, call (541) 322-0863, visit www.kpov.org, or visit the studio at 501 NW Bond Street, Bend.

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