KVPI Top Story Archives for 2020-07

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

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Proud supporter of our own

Swamp Pop music

The Louisana Swamp Pop Museum is operated by the City of Ville  Platte is open to the public every Friday and

Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Come view the amazing artifacts, photos,records, Wall of Fame and hear the music.
 

Admission charge is $3 adults,

$2 seniors and $1 for children under 12.
The museum is located on

Northwest Railroad Avenue.