Take Me To the River New Orleans Radio Special

The official radio companion to the film, "Take Me To the River New Orleans." The Story of of NOLA's diverse music culture told through a series of unique recording sessions, featuring the city's finest musicians from many genres and generations.

Radio Special Details

  • Artist: Take Me To the River New Orleans
  • Title: Take Me To the River New Orleans Radio Special
  • Producer: Joyride Media
  • Host: Ani DiFranco
  • Premiere Date: 4/29/2022
  • Broadcast Window: Spring/Summer 2022
  • Interviews: Robert Mercurio, Bo Dollis, Martin Shore and more tba
  • Music: Songs from Take Me To the River New Orleans - Soundtrack, (Petaluma Records - April 29, 2022)
  • Media: One hour radio special and podcasts
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  • Distribution: Download links for PRX, Airplay Direct, Dropbox and other services will be posted by mid-April.
  • Broadcast Terms: Free program available to air as-is in any terrestrial or digital linear broadcast. No spots, no barter, no costs, no problem.
  • Podcast: Content will be edited as a four part podcast series on all podcast platforms, to share on any websites, blogs or social media. Music excerpts approved by the copyright holders will be included in place of the full album tracks heard in the radio special.
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    Take Me To the River New Orleans

    Please refer to these sample cue sheets with average segment lengths while the show in production. Exact details will be updated here as they are confirmed.

    Two 1:00 music beds (**) are included for use as needed: as-is, live-read music beds, or to be replaced by your own pre-produced content.

    59:00 Version

    3 segments, 2 breaks, up to 3:00 of local spots, primarily for non-commercial radio broadcasts.

    1. Segment 1 (18:00)
      • In: interview excerpt
      • Out: “I’m Ani DiFranco and you’re listening to Take Me To the River New Orleans.”
      • Song: 504 Enjoy Yourself, I Wish Someone Would Care, Jock-A-Mo
    2. Break 1 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    3. Segment 2 (23:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Take Me To the River New Orleans, I’m Ani DiFranco”
      • Out: “I’m Ani DiFranco and you’re listening to Take Me To the River New Orleans.”
      • Songs: When The Saints Go Marching In, Blue Moon Special, Wrong Part of Town, New Orleans Girl, (Hey Mama) Wild Tchoupitoulas
    4. Break 2 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    5. Segment 3 (16:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Take Me To the River New Orleans, I’m Ani DiFranco.”
      • Out: “I’m Ani DiFranco, and thanks for listening.”
      • Songs: Stompin’ Ground, Act Like You Know, Carnival Time

    54:00 / 52:00 Version

    4 segments, 3 breaks, up to 8:00 for local spots / promos / news. Top of the hour news can easily be inserted in the “news-hole” between the Billboard / Intro and Segment 1.

    1. Billboard / Intro (1:00)
      • In: interview excerpt
      • Out: “I’m Ani DiFranco and you’re listening to Take Me To the River New Orleans.”
      • Song: 504 Enjoy Yourself
    2. Segment 1 (13:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Take Me To the River New Orleans, I’m Ani DiFranco”
      • Out: “I’m Ani DiFranco and you’re listening to Take Me To the River New Orleans.”
      • Song: 504 Enjoy Yourself, I Wish Someone Would Care, Jock-A-Mo
    3. Break 1 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    4. Segment 2 (22:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Take Me To the River New Orleans, I’m Ani DiFranco”
      • Out: “I’m Ani DiFranco and you’re listening to Take Me To the River New Orleans.”
      • Songs: When The Saints Go Marching In, Blue Moon Special, Wrong Part of Town, New Orleans Girl, (Hey Mama) Wild Tchoupitoulas
    5. Break 2 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    6. Segment 3 (16:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Take Me To the River New Orleans, I’m Ani DiFranco.”
      • Out: “I’m Ani DiFranco, and thanks for listening.”
      • Songs: Stompin’ Ground, Act Like You Know, Carnival Time


    Take Me To the River New Orleans – Radio Tracks

    Click play to check out new Take Me To the River New Orleans radio tracks from Take Me To the River New Orleans Soundtrack (Petaluma Records), released April 29, 2022. List icon on right opens the song list, down arrows download the tracks.

    Formats: AAA, Noncomm, Urban Alternative, Jazz, Blues

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      1. New Orleans Girl – PJ Morton featuring Cheeky Blakk and Rebirth Brass Band 
      2. Stompin’ Ground – Aaron Neville with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band 
      3. (Hey Mama) Wild Tchoupitoulas – The Neville Brothers with Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, and George Porter Jr 
      4. Carnival Time – Irma Thomas with Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Ian Neville and Ivan Neville 
      5. Act Like You Know – Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, Galactic