Coincidence? We think not. The Pulitzer Prize committee clearly did their research when they were looking for USA’s best investigative reporters.

They didn’t have to look far.

At the end of 2018 we handed out our hard-earned awards for categories like fried chicken joint of the year and hog farmer of the year but the Pulitzer cognoscenti aren’t handing out accolades for that. What they are deeply invested in is journalism, and there is no finer team than that assembled over at the New Orleans Advocate.

Congratulations to John Simerman and his fellow award winners: Gordon Russell, Jeff Adelson and Jim Mustian.

We are starmakers.

This is how you make a star.

Update: I was not expecting this post to blow up the way it did. Welcome y’all. RL Reeves Jr

New Orleans community radio station WWOZ was powered on by two Texans: Jerry and Walter Brock on this day way back in 1980. Moon Landrieu was sitting as mayor of the Crescent City, Flash Gordon was the #1 movie at the box office, and Lady by Kenny Rogers was the top song in the land.

We’ve been listening ever since. Continue Reading