My name is Tim Sweeney and I love all kinds of music from New Orleans so much that I host a show of it every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon (West Coast Time).
Sweeney’s Gumbo YaYa is aired and streamed by KAOS 89.3 Olympia — a community radio station located in Olympia, Washington (2,619 miles from Frenchmen Street) — My shows (playlists and links to recorded ones) include blues, jazz, R&B, hip hop, folk, cajun/zydeco, Mardi Gras Indian, rock, and everything in between-new and old
While I’ve lived in the Northwest for over 30 years, I was born in New Orleans and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School at the corner of Freret and Napolean from kindergarten to fourth grade in the 60’s. I wore the uniform required of Catholic students — khaki pants, black tie and saddle oxford shoes. The school is closed now but I still wear the khaki pants.
I visit New Orleans as often I can afford and I stay plugged in by listening to WWOZ, reading Offbeat, and by talking with friends and connections. I also follow all my favorite NOLA artists through my facebook page.
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