A little bit ago on the stream, I heard WWOZ General Manager David Freedman being interviewed by WFMU's GM. He confirms that their staff are all alive, though scattered around the country. He also says their studios and record library are on the second floor, and he thinks it possible that the entire library might have survived the flood - if it didn't get looted, it might still be intact. But they don't really know anything. Also, WWOZ is entirely out of money and running on credit, so he's asking for donations. For more of Freedman's experiences last week, read this long blog post - which is currently on WFMU's site because WWOZ's webmaster is apparently on the road heading to North Carolina and nobody else knew how to post something long on wwoz.org.
WWOZ is a community radio station dedicated to nurturing the New Orleans music scene, and I'm so happy they survived, and hopeful for their music library. I'm still nervous about some of the musicians I don't see on the list yet - for example, I can only find two of the five members of New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars - but hopefully the list will get longer over the next week.