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Happy New Year from the KVPI Family

As we come to the end a very challenging year, we would like to thank all of our faithful listeners and clients for your support and business. We're continuing to stay up to date with the latest digital offerings but not forgetting our over the air listeners. As we enter a brand new year, know this : you can depend on us for keeping you informed with local news and weather updates every day, Swamp Pop on Friday, Cajun Music every day, La Tasse de Cafe and French News, Classic Hits on FM and Classic Country on AM , local sports coverage plus contests with great prizes. We capped off the year by capturing the "Uniquely Louisiana" award for our popular La Tasse de Cafe radio show. from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. Thank you to a dedicated staff: Cheryl, Deet, Tobin, Tuney , Swabby, Mike, Rose Wolf , Bert, Tracey and Dave. We have some exciting news to share with all of you in the next few weeks. Finally, all that we have been able to do is because of an owner who supports us and backs our efforts in giving back to the community: Dr. Rhonda Pucheu . Happy New Year everybody!!!

Sales Account Representative Wanted

Ville Platte Broadcasting Company, the parent company of radio stations KVPI AM and FM, is expanding its sales force. We have an opening for a full time advertising sales person at the present time. The ideal candidate will have some sales and marketing background but not absolutely necessary since we can train, a strong work ethic, be self motivated and have dependable transportation. The benefits include a monthly base salary plus a generous commission based upon your sales. You will have the opportunity to come work for a great locally owned family company that treats and provides for their employees like members of their family. Many of the employees have been working here for more than 20 years. Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 809 West LaSalle Street in Ville Platte. Call for an appointment at 337-363-2124. You can also email your resumes to kvpiamfm@gmail.com. If it's time for a career move, come talk to us. Ville Platte Broadcasting Company is an equal opportunity employer. Please share this message with your friends.

New KVPI Face Masks with our logos are on Sale

KVPI has just received a shipment of our brand new face masks with both of radio station logos: KVPI 1050 The Legend and Classic Hits 92.5. The masks are available at our KVPI business office at 809 West LaSalle Street at $7.00 each. They are available in two colors: Red and Black. All of us at KVPI want you to stay safe and show the world you like to listen to KVPI AM and FM.

KVPI Christmas Supper December 5, 2020

KVPI had our annual Christmas supper at Cafe Evangeline. Due to Covid 19 concerns, the food was for take out. Congratulations to our KVPI Employee of the Year: Gene "Swabby" Soileau shown here with Ville Platte Broadcasting Company President, Dr. Rhonda Moser Pucheu. The food was delicious . Thank you Jay Gielow for your food and hospitality.

KVPI Live remote for the Open House at the Dr. Fink and Moser's office in Eunice

KVPI 92.5 covered the holiday open house at the newly remodeled and enlarged Dr.'s Fink and Moser offices in downtown Eunice tonight. A large group of well wishers and patients attended the event and enjoyed the food and refreshments. Door prizes were given . Congratulations Dr. Rhonda Fink Moser and Dr. Sarah Moser Fruge for their successful event. The two are shown in front of decorated lobby/waiting room. Shana Harrison with Modo eyewear was there showing over a hundred fashion frames. Thank you to the staff for allowing us to broadcast and who took part in our remote.

Our Radio Christmas Card to All of You

We are proud to show off our brand new KVPI staff Christmas card with the able assistance of Bobby Dardeau at the Bonnes Nouvelle. On Front row, DJ Rose Wolf, DJ Gram, Cheryl Debaillon and DJ Deet. Standing in back row, DJ Tuney, DJ Swabby, Charlie Manuel, Mark Layne, Tobin Jeffries, Bert Miller and Mike Perron. Not shown are Mallory Moser and Becky Vidrine. All of us at KVPI want to send you the best of the holiday season.

I Love Ville Platte Grand Prize Winner

Our judges have selected our winning photo in our "I Love Ville Platte" contest. It was submitted by the Ville Platte Fire Department. From these firefighters, our judges had a random drawing of these five firefighters and chose Kyle Dupre, a full time fire fighter who is shown as the second firefighter in this beautiful photo. As our grand prize winner, Kyle Dupre has won a one night stay and a meal for two at Coushatta Casino in Kinder. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. All of you who entered our contest are in the running to have your picture selected by Nick Lick to be included in the brand new Ville Platte video coming out soon.

13th Gate Ticket Winners

KVPI 13TH GATE TICKET WINNERS OCTOBER 19, 2020 Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI had a drawing of all of our listeners who qualified to win a pair of tickets to attend Louisiana's premiere haunted house in Baton Rouge: The 13th Gate. For the past few weeks, listeners were calling in to qualify after a cue to call. Here are our 13th Gate ticket winners: Lisa Deshotel, Bill Manuel, Kay Foret, Sheryl Guillory, Katie Lafleur, Chloe Brinkley, Darrell Fontenot, Bev McBride Shane Trahan, Linda Murphy, Monica Aucoin and Cynthia Stewart. Each of our winners have won a pair of tickets. Thank you to everyone who participated in our 13th Gate Ticket giveaway. We've got more ways for you to win. Keep listening.

KVPI's Jim Soileau announced his retirement during La Tasse de Cafe

Today was a bittersweet moment for all of us at KVPI. Jim Soileau, formally announced his retirement during La Tasse de Cafe. The phones never stopped ringing wanting to wish all the best to Jim. On behalf of all of us at KVPI we want to thank Jim for all he did. He was the voice of Ville Platte and the voice of KVPI since the very early days of the 50's.You will be missed, Jim. Please call us on La Tasse de Cafe.

Qualify to win a a night stay and a meal for two at Coushatta Resort by entering our "I Love Ville Platte " promotion

Show your Ville Platte pride by taking a photo of yourself holding a sign saying "I Love Ville Platte" with your family, staff or co workers. Go to our Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Facebook page, find the "I Love Ville Platte" post, and post your picture in the comments section. You will qualify to win a free meal for two and a night stay at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder and your picture could be used in the new Ville Platte video. Send in your photos today. Good luck from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.

Show your Ville Platte pride in KVPI Promotion

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI wants to see your Ville Platte pride. After facing Covid-19 and a hurricane, we're ready to show some love. Here's what we want you to do: Take a photo of yourself, your friends, your family or your co workers showing off a home made sign saying "I Love Ville Platte". Take the picture in your home, in your garden, at your business, during your weekly card game, in the kitchen while cooking, camping out, anywhere. Visit our Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Facebook page and find the "I Love Ville Platte post. Like it, share it, comment and add your "I Love Ville Platte " picture right here on this Facebook post. Let's show everyone we're living in the best part of the world from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!!

KVPI La Tasse de Cafe now on every morning Monday through Friday from 8-9am

History will be made on Tuesday . Starting Tuesday, September 1 , we are debuting our brand new Tuesday edition of "La Tasse de Cafe" radio show. We want to thank our many listeners and to the wonderful sponsors who support us and made it possible to expand to Tuesday. Now we are on Monday through Friday from 8-9am. The call-in bi-lingual radio show was a suggestion by former KVPI radio announcer and record producer Floyd Soileau in 1966. From its humble beginnings, the show has grown by leaps and bounds. We have callers from all over the world including Australia who have called us.. The show has been featured in TV news reports, news stations from France and Belgium and the Wall Street Journal. The show was recognized by Louisiana Broadcasters earlier this year by winning the "Uniquely Louisiana " award by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. The La Tasse announcers will be attending Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting to share their thoughts . Here is the La Tasse Announcing Team: Jim Soileau, Charlie Manuel and Mark Layne.

DJ Deet joins the KVPI family as Staff Announcer

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI would like to welcome Elizabeth Claire Vidrine as our newest full time staff announcer. Claire is a graduate of Tulane University and is a second generation broadcaster: her mother, the former Anita Soileau, was a DJ here at KVPI back in the 1980's. You can hear her on the morning show, Monday through Thursday from 9-12 noon from 9-12 noon. Her on-air DJ name will be "Deet". She is a big fan of Jim Henson and his movie "The Dark Crystal" is her favorite. The name Deet came from the new series being shown on Netflix. Her puppy is also named Deet. Would you please join us in welcoming Deet to the KVPI family?

KVPI Road Crew on live remote at Ville Platte Cricket Wireless Store

The Classic Hits 92.5 road crew was on the road for the first of three days of live remotes at the new Cricket Wireless store in Ville Platte near Walmart off LaSalle Street. The road crew, John Hadley and Mark Layne were there giving away T shirts and coozies and talking with the store crew and Cricket corporate personnel. We will be there on remote again Friday from 4-5pm and Saturday from 2-3pm. The store was giving away free food today from Cravin's Food truck. Friday, they will be announcing a new free I-Phone promotion.Be sure to come by and say hello Friday.

Welcome John Hadley as our new Sales Account Represenative

KVPI would like to welcome the newest member of our sales staff: John Hadley. John is a native of Ville Platte and is currently residing in Opelousas. He is the son of Sally Dupre and Kenneth Hadley of Ville Platte. He is married to Suzette Simoneaux and they are the parents of two children: Grace and Wade. John will be calling on businesses in our area to offer special packages to help increase their business. Please join us in welcoming John Hadley to the KVPI family.

Swamp Pop Star Rod Bernard died Sunday

Swamp Pop Legend Rod Bernard Died Sunday July 12, 2020 Swamp Pop music legend and long time broadcaster Rod Bernard died Sunday in New Iberia after a short (Non Covid) illness. He was 79 years old. Rod Bernard was a native of Opelousas. At eight years old, he got his first guitar and around 1950, he began performing with the "The Blue Room Gang" over KSLO in Opelousas sponsored by Dezauche Feed Store. In 1957, he formed a rock n roll band called "The Twisters" and recorded two singles for the Carl label. In 1959, he recorded "The Should Go on Forever" for Floyd Soileau's "Jin Records". It became a national hit. He appeared on many national shows including Alan Freed Show and American Bandstand. He also toured with greats like Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry. In the early 60's Rod recorded for the Hall-Way record label in Beaumont, Texas for Bill Hall. He recorded favorites like "Colinda". Rod Bernard served his country in the Marine Corps. After his hitch was over, he formed a band called "The Shondells" with Warren Storm and Skip Stewart, The band recorded for La Louisianne Records and hosted a dance show on TV 10 "The Saturday Hop". Rod's broadcasting career included a long stint with KVOL in Lafayette. He later moved to KLFY TV 10 where he was a sales account representative and host of Meet Your Neighbor. He continued to perform at special events including the annual Swamp Pop Reunion Dance in Ville Platte for many years and at fairs and festivals. He visited KVPI often and we did several interviews through the years. KVPI plans to spotlight Rod's music this Friday and play back one of his early interviews.

By Popular Demand, Thirsty Thursday is Coming Back

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI is bringing back "Thirsty Thursday" by popular demand. Be sure to join Morning DJ host Tuney in the morning from 9-12 and each Thursday morning as he will be asking a very special trivia question. The first caller with the right answer will win a 12 pack of Budweiser Beer from Southwest Beverage. You must be 21 or older to compete. Good luck from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI is looking to hire a new full time on air DJ

KVPI AM/FM in Ville Platte is growing and expanding our workforce. We are ready to hire a full time DJ. The successful candidate will have a daily on air shift, production work, update our social sites and websites and work on promotions and contests. Experience is helpful but not necessary. We can train the right candidate. The successful candidate will read well, be a high school graduate, and have adequate transportation. Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 337-363-2124. KVPI is located at 809 West LaSalle Street in Ville Platte. Ville Platte Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.

KVPI FM 92.5 hosted a special "Shout-Out" saluting the heroes at Mercy Regional Medical Center

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI hosted a special "Shout-Out" appreciation program this morning for the staff and personnel at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Thank you for your many calls to the hard working heroes at Mercy. Joining us in our studio were Chris Aguillard, Chief operations Officer, Renee Brown, Director of Marketing, Ashley Fontenot, Chief Nursing Officer and Mike Fontenot, Regional Chief Financial Officer. For those who missed the live call-in show, we recorded it and posted it as a podcast at our website. Follow this link to listen in: https://classichits925.com/podcasts/kvpi-interviews

Special Shoutout Salute to the heroes at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte

KVPI would like to salute all of the heroes working at nursing homes and hospitals for all of their hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are planning special salutes to local and area facilities in the next few weeks. This week we are planning to shine a special spotlight on the staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte. Join us at 9:00am Thursday right after La Tasse de Café on KVPI FM 92.5 We will be talking in the studio with Hospital Marketing Director Renee Brown and other personnel . Our phone lines will be open for your phone calls at 363-2124. Call us up if you would like to do a shoutout to an employee. Thank you for all you do at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Road Crew will be in Opelousas Saturday for the Air Show Fly-In

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI is teaming up with St. Landry Parish Tourism Commission to promote the Second Annual Air Show this Friday through Sunday at the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. Vintage World War Two planes will be on display and will be offering plane rides, along with live music, food and Classic Cars. We will be giving away free passes to the show in the morning Friday with Kenny and with Swabby in the afternoon. The Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI road crew, Tuney and Mark will be broadcasting live on remote from the show Saturday morning. Come by and say hello.

Congratulations to our winning Father: David Guillory

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI has selected its grand prize winner in our "Who's Your Daddy" Father's Day contest. Our judges had nearly 100 nominations to review. We want to congratulate our winning father: David Guillory of Mamou. David was nominated by his wife, Samantha. Here is what she wrote with her nomination: "My husband David Guillory would really love this prize. Not only has this wonderful man raised his four kids but also stood by my side and has raised my three children since they were two years old. He has worked hard all of his life to provide for his family and recently has been laid off from the oil field. This would truly give him the best Father's Day! David has won a $400 Traeger grill from Doug Ashy Building Materials, BBQ tools and supplies from Industrial Supply, a gift certificate for meats from Teet's Food Store and Budweiser Beer from Southwest Beverage. KVPI would like to thank everyone who entered their dad or the father of their children. We want to wish all of you a Happy Father's Day.

Who's Your Daddy Father's Day contest now going on

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI has started our "Father's Day " contest. Visit our Classic Hits 92.5 Facebook page, find the Father's Day post, like it, share it, and comment with a photo of your Dad or a photo of the father of your children. Hurry, we will have a drawing from all of the photo entries on Wednesday June 17 at noon. Our winning Father will win a $400 Traeger grill from Doug Ashy, Budweiser Beer and other prizes. Happy Father's Day from Dad's Favorite radio station, Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.

Jim and great grand daughter Lauren together on KVPI La Tasse de Cafe Wednesday

We have a special treat for our KVPI listeners. We are bringing in our newest KVPI DJ Lauren Soileau to sit in with her great grandfather Jim Soileau on our very popular La Tasse de Cafe radio show Wednesday morning from 8-9am on both KVPI AM and FM. Lauren is keeping up the tradition that began with Jim and continued with her grandparents, Nick and Rita Soileau who worked at one time at KVPI. Be sure to listen and call us up at 337-363-214 to say hello.

KVPI is looking to hire Full Time Sales Person

Ville Platte Broadcasting Company, the parent company of radio stations KVPI AM and FM has an immediate opening for a full-time sales account representative to provide marketing and advertising solutions for our clients. You will be making face to face as well as telephone sales calls on local and regional businesses. The successful candidate will receive a compensation package which includes a salary and sales commission. You must have reliable transportation and the desire to succeed and work hard. Experience in sales is helpful but not necessary. We will train the right person. Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne during regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5;00pm. Resumes may be sent to kvpiamfm@gmail.com . Our offices are located at 809 West LaSalle Street in Ville Platte. Phone 337-363-2124 for more information. If you're ready to move to the next level in your career and work for a locally owned company whose workers have been with us for more than 50 years in some cases, this is your opportunity. Ville Platte Broadcasting Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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