KFOG's Spirit of New Orleans Weekend
Friday, February 24 - Tuesday, February 28, 2006

KFOG (104.5 San Francisco, 97.7 San Jose and streaming at KFOG.com) will celebrate the Spirit of New Orleans during Mardi Gras Weekend, beginning Friday, February 24 through Fat Tuesday, February 28, by raising awareness and donations to help rebuild "The Big Easy."

Last September, KFOG's campaign for Hurricane Katrina Relief amassed more than $275,000 in donations from Fogheads to help the victims of the hurricane through The American Red Cross.

Over the KFOG Spirit of New Orleans Weekend, listeners will hear great N'awlins music running the gamut from Professor Longhair to Galactic, exclusive interviews, Fogfiles about New Orleans and special editions of Dave Morey's "10 at 10," the Jam Show, KFOG's World Music Hour and 5:01 Blues. There will be great blues, rock, Zydeco, funk and jam band music to honor one of the most musical cities in the world.

KFOG will reward listeners who help rebuild New Orleans. Fogheads will be sent a free CD when they make a donation to the New Orleans Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Co-workers who make a group pledge can request a song during Annalisa's noon feature "Pledge-O-Rama", where requests from the top daily donations will air 12 noon-1 p.m. each day on Friday, Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday, February 28, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., KFOG will conduct an on-air auction for a trip for two to the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans this April from Putumayo Records.

KFOG.com will offer an exclusive podcast of "Our New Orleans," a CD benefiting Habitat for Humanity, featuring recently recorded songs by Allan Toussaint, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Randy Newman and others. Along with the music, the podcast features interviews with Allan Toussaint and Dr. John, who offer up-to-date news on the state and spirit of the New Orleans music scene. KFOG's Rosalie Howarth produced and hosts this KFOG podcast.

Special Fogfiles segments include interviews about the Marin Humane Society's efforts to airlift abandoned dogs and cats out of the New Orleans floodwaters and to find homes for the ones who weren't claimed by their owners; construction workers with San Francisco's Habitat for Humanity who are on their way to work on the Musician's Village; and interviews with local broadcasters Sydnie Kohara of KPIX and Ken Wayne of Fox 2, who just returned from New Orleans. In addition to a KFOG Live from the Archives New Orleans special on Sunday night from 8 pm to 9pm, there will also be two special Mardi Gras editions of the KFOG Jam Show, Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

More details on www.KFOG.com

[Published on: 2/23/06]

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