About WBOK 1230AM

WBOK 1230AM is one of the oldest and longest running black-owned radio stations in the country. The station covers news, current events, politics, cultural happenings, sports and much more. In addition to engaging with the audience over the air waves, WBOK is an active part of the community hosting or participating in many events and public gatherings throughout Greater New Orleans.

WBOK History

Throughout its history, WBOK has broadcasted different formats, including R&B, Gospel, Christian and TOP 40. During the American Civil Rights movement WBOK was a trusted source of information used by activists and organizers like the Freedom Riders, SNCC, and others to reach the Black community.

Following Hurricane Katrina WBOK changed format again to meet the need for timely, unfiltered information to flow to the African American community of greater New Orleans, WBOK became a News Talk station informing, educating, and leading the public while speaking truth to power about the issues and disparities facing Black people and other minorities, specifically, post Katrina.

Ways Listeners Can Tune In

Radio: 1230am
Website: wbok1230.com Live Stream
App: ODE Audio App
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@WBOKam

WBOK 1230AM Station Management Team

Schuyler Williams


Please Visit Our Broadcast Partners!

WBOK would like to thank our valuable partners who make the station’s quality program possible. Together, we strive to meet the goals of informing and engaging the public on issues facing the Black community and other minorities.


Cox Business

Xavier University of Louisiana

National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters

National Association of Black Journalists

Ode, short for Our Digital Entertainment, is your new Black radio and podcast mobile app on Apple and Android devices

Our Digital Entertainment

Black Owned Media Coalition

WBOK Ownership

WBOK 1230AM was purchased in 2020 by Equity Media, a media company comprised of Wendell Pierce, Troy Henry, Cleveland Spears, III, and Jeff Thomas. Today, under Equity Media and the leadership of General Manager Schuyler Williams, WBOK continues to be an informer, engager, and amplifier of and for the Black community.