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Louisiana kids radio show Confetti Park debuts April 4

Katy Ray at the station

Katy Hobgood Ray at the station

On Saturday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m., a new kids radio show called “Confetti Park” will hit the airwaves of New Orleans on WHIV 102.3 FM.

“Confetti Park,” hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. There will be skits, interviews, and studio performances by local musicians, and a weekly story time. A podcast version of the show will be available on iTunes.

“New Orleans is not often thought of as a kid-friendly city, and more frequently than not, ‘kid music’ is adults singing down to kids,” said Ray. “But here in New Orleans, music permeates the fabric of our daily lives and kids integrate naturally with our live music scene. I hope, through Confetti Park, to show how kid-friendly New Orleans is, and also, to show that kids music can be really good. A lot of Louisiana music is naturally kids music—danceable and full of whimsy and fun.”

“Confetti Park” will air at 12:30 p.m. every Saturday on WHIV 102.3 FM in New Orleans and via live stream at

Ray, who works in communications at Tulane University, has a master’s degree in musicology from Tulane and is a former content producer and host for Red River Radio, an NPR-affiliated public radio network in north Louisiana. She directs a children’s choir in New Orleans called the Confetti Park Players.

The name for Confetti Park comes from a small playground in the heart of Algiers Point.

Launched in late 2014, 102.3 FM is a low power community radio station for New Orleans. Featuring programming from the Pacifica Network, WHIV is dedicated to public health, human rights and social justice. During the day, WHIV features local New Orleans and Louisiana news and current events. In the evenings, weekends, and holidays, WHIV broadcasts locally DJ’ed shows highlighting New Orleans music and culture. For more information, visit

Confetti Park is a children’s media workshop in New Orleans. We create books, mobile apps, music, videos, and special events geared toward celebrating and growing the wonder and magic of childhood. For more information, visit

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