Revenue slides for WWOZ, Jazz Fest

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After far-flung listeners and pubradio stations pitched in to aid WWOZ’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, donations to the New Orleans community station have plummeted, according to New Orleans CityBusiness. The station has been relying promotions of Brass Passes–premium memberships that begin at $375 and provide special access to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival–to stay afloat. David Freedman, WWOZ g.m., tells the business journal that Jazz Fest itself is at risk because “we are having trouble finding the underwriting to support it.”

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