Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Orleans Radio 1959/60 WNOE

 Here is some information about James A. Noe the owner of the station.
     In the book and movie Hall Of Mirrors by Robert Stone I am pretty sure the character Reinhardt gets a job as a DJ at a conservative radio station WUSA modeled on WNOE. The book is set in New Orleans around 1959 and James A. Noe did run for Governor with Earl Long that year.
   WNOE-FM is now a country station.
WNOE is now WLNO a Christian station.
Here is a clip from WUSA. Paul Newman plays Rheinhardt the DJ speaking to a rioting crowd at a political rally.