KVPI Top Story Archives for 2021-04

Shoutout Program for Cleco Program Aired Today on KVPI

For those who missed our special interview and shoutout program with Cleco officials, we have uploaded the 30 minute interview show including the phone calls we received. Here is the link to our website podcast page: https://classichits925.com/podcasts/kvpi-interviews We had a great interview with Bill Fontenot , Cleco President and C.E.O. and Chris Guillory, Cleco Manager of Distribution Operations. Both hail from Evangeline Parish.

Evangeline Parish Sheriffs K-9 Unit sponsors a drug demonstration at KVPI Studios

The KVPI staff was treated today to a demonstration by two members of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department and their K9 drug dog, Diego. Captain Josh Lafleur and K9 Dog Handler Deputy Matthew Willis made the presentation to our staff. Diego was able to locate packets of drugs that were hidden as part of the demonstration. Finally, a member of our staff, DJ Rose Wolf, volunteered to wear a protective sleeve while the dog went into an attack mode and grabbed the sleeve off her arm . It was quite a sight. Thank you to Josh, Matthew and to Sheriff Charles Guillory for putting on this demonstration.

The late Jim Soileau honored as a Hall of Fame broadcaster

The KVPI staff presented to the daughters of the late Jim Soileau a special Hall of Fame award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters for a lifetime of broadcasting excellence. Jim died March 8 after a short illness. Shown here are KVPI General Manager Mark Layne, Jamie Vidrine, Jessica Soileau and Traffic Director Cheryl DeBaillon. Jim was the long time General Manager and the French voice on KVPI. Our special thanks to Polly Johnson and the broadcasters of Louisiana.

Welcome Misty Parker as our new KVPI Sales Account Representative

All of us at KVPI would like to make welcome the newest member of our radio family: Misty Parker who will work as a sales account representative meeting with new and existing clients. She and her husband Jay are fans of our radio station and our South Louisiana culture. Would you please join me in saying welcome to Misty?

Part Time French Announcer is needed at KVPI

Help Wanted-French Announcer April 7, 2021 KVPI is wishing to hire an additional part time announcer to handle the French News and Tradio on Saturdays. The ideal candidate will be able to speak French well and be able to translate English news and commercial copy into French. We need someone to work Saturday mornings from 7:00am to 8:00am. The announcer will be do the 7:30am French News every Saturday along with the Tradio (Trading Post) program. The chosen applicant will join a team of professionals dedicated at preserving our French language and heritage for future generations. KVPI has been recognized by broadcasters and news journals for our leadership in French language programming since we first signed on in 1953. Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at KVPI business office at 809 West Lasalle in Ville Platte. You can email your resumes at kvpiamfm@gmail.com. KVPI AM/FM is an equal opportunity employer.

KVPI receives broadcasting award from Polly Johnson with La. Association of Broadcasters

Today, we had the pleasure of greeting Polly Johnson, President and C.E.O. of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters to KVPI. She personally delivered our award we won at the recent Prestige awards event. KVPI-FM won for the second year in a row the "Uniquely Louisiana" award for our coverage of Swamp Pop music through the years. Shown in the second photo are staff announcers: Deet and Rose Wolf checking out our new award. She also brought the coveted Hall of Fame award honoring the late Jim Soileau. We plan to present the award to Jim's family next week. Thank you, Polly for all you for the the broadcasters in Louisiana.

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proud members of the L.A.B.

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LSU Sports Radio Network

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.