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 shorts, black tie and saddle oxford shoes. Lourdes is closed now but I still wear the khaki shorts.
I visit New Orleans as often I can and I stay plugged in by reading, listening to stations like WWOZ and WHYR in Baton Rouge, reading Offbeat, and by talking with friends and connections. I also follow all my favorite NOLA artists through my facebook page. If you poke around my website, you’ll find articles, interviews and pictures of bands and musicians performing in New Orleans. Let me know what you think.
And consider subscribing (see top of right side of this page). I post edited versions of my show (announcements and major booboos removed) every week usually right after my Thursday show. Thank you for visiting.