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Cleco officials will be in our KVPI Studios Wednesday at 9:00am to talk your calls

KVPI Sponsors Cleco Thank You Shoutouts April 28, 2021 Cleco President and CEO Bill Fontenot will be live in our KVPI studios along with Cleco Manager of Distribution Operations Chris Guillory to talk with our listeners Wednesday morning at 9:00am immediately after La Tasse de Café. KVPI General Manager Mark Layne will be talking with both officials in a live in- studio interview. We will also accept your phone calls to do shout out -thank you messages to Cleco front line workers such as linemen and other employees. The challenges they faced included numerous hurricanes and ice storms to restore electricity to our homes and businesses. You can call in your special messages at 337-363-2124. Bill Fontenot began his career with Cleco in April 1986 holding numerous executive leadership positions. During his 30 plus years in the energy industry Bill has managed the development and restructuring efforts of generation projects valued at over 900 million dollars including Cleco Power's $1 billion generating unit, Madison 3. Bill has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University. Bill is native of Ville Platte. He and his wife, Michele have four children. Chris Guillory is a manager of distribution operations for Cleco Power in Evangeline, St. Landry and Acadia Parish. Chris oversees the power line technicians and other personnel who keep the lights on in these areas. He began his career with Cleco Power in June 1999. He was part of the line crew for ten years and also worked in the engineering department for eight years. Chris was born and raised in Vidrine and graduated from Vidrine High School. He has two children: Remi is a senior and Harlie is a freshman.

KVPI Video Of the Week

"Nick Lick and the Hickies tribute to the city of Swamp Pop and Floyd Soileau, the father of Swamp Pop, from this point on to be known as "Swamp Pa Pa". Ville Platte is one of the backbones of Cajun culture as it has provided seasonings and sauces we all have used in our foods as well as much of the background music we've loved to listen to. In a sense, if we made a cake out of our Cajun culture, Ville Platte would be part of the icing on that cake! Such a special place needed a tribute and we used a parody of the Beatles "Get Back" to do the job. Special thanks to our guest accordionist, Joe Rogers."



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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.