Public Radio Stations WWNO and WRKF Launch Live Daily News Show
“Louisiana Considered” to 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 they will launch a live regional daily radio program about South Louisiana: “Louisiana Considered.” It will air throughout South Louisiana on both 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 Feb. 15.
“Louisiana Considered” will showcase the day’s biggest stories and feature interviews with journalists, newsmakers, and artists. It is a product of the WWNO-WRKF ongoing local news collaboration.
“Listeners in Baton Rouge and New Orleans have told us they want to hear more about the local and regional issues that matter to them,” said Paul Maassen, WWNO-WRKF general manager. “Louisiana Considered” expands our stations’ capacity to better serve communities.”
“There are few places as interesting, lively and important as South Louisiana,” said WWNO-WRKF news director Patrick Madden. “With “Louisiana Considered” we want to create a space for engaging, intelligent conversations about the top issues facing the region.”
Madden will host the program, along with WRKF Morning Edition Host Karen Henderson, and WWNO All Things Considered Host Karl Lengel. Friday shows will feature a Louisiana politics roundtable co-hosted by Stephanie Grace, political columnist for The Advocate and The Times-Picayune.
About the WWNO-WRKF news collaboration
The news teams at NPR member stations WWNO New Orleans and WRKF Baton Rouge have shared resources and planned together since 2017. Their reporting garnered three Regional Murrow awards, for coverage of Louisiana’s flood recovery and the state’s non-unanimous jury law; and a podcast about Huey Long, “Sticky Wicket.” The joint newsroom is a partner in the Gulf States Newsroom, a collaboration with Mississippi’s MPB Radio, WBHM of Birmingham, AL. and NPR.
WWNO New Orleans Public Radio serves New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana with NPR, local news and cultural programming on 89.9 FM plus 24-hour classical music on Classical 104.9 FM and WWNO HD2. Hear either on wwno.org, WWNO’s mobile app and smart speakers.
WRKF 89.3 Baton Rouge’s NPR station informs and entertains Baton Rouge and the surrounding area with news and cultural programs. The WRKF Classical digital channel is available on HD radios at 89.3 HD2. Listen at 89.3 FM, wrkf.org, WRKF’s mobile app, and on your smart speaker.