Tag Archives: KAOS

Bandleader inspired by early New Orleans Rhythm & Blues

No one needs to convince Taylor Smith of the ability of radio to perpetuate musical traditions and nurture new ones. As the bandleader and composer for The Roamin’ Jasmine, Smith has become well acquainted, as do most successful New Orleans … Continue reading

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KAOS will not be on the list of stations that break your heart

“You’re treating me wrong, you’re breaking my heart,” sang country singer Claude King. The song was likely about his Louisiana love but it could also apply to various radio stations I’ve known. Over the years, I have formed some serious … Continue reading

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Community Stations like KAOS; WWOZ make a difference

Picture yourself at Tipitina’s in the early 80’s preparing to catch some funk by Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter, Jr., and just as the band is about to begin, a microphone descends from the ceiling. You would have been witnessing an … Continue reading

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Welcome to Gumbo YaYa

I’m Tim Sweeney and this blog is to support a radio show I’m starting on Monday called Sweeney’s Gumbo YaYa.  I’m incredibly excited as well as nervous.  Nothing like getting what I want and then freaking out about whether I can do it … Continue reading

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