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Jimmy Genovese Interview on Swamp Pop Music

April 3rd, 2024 12:00am
Justice Jimmy Genovese and James Douget were our special guests in our KVPi studios in March. We recorded an interview with Jimmy sharing his memories of the Opelousas music scene and Swamp Pop music. He was there at the start of the Twisters band with lead singer Rod Bernard.

Sacred Heart Lady Trojan Basketball Team and Coach Craig Whittington

March 8th, 2024 12:00am
KVPI Interviewed every girl on the team along wityh Coach Whittington to have them share their thoughts and memories on an historic season.

Interview with Phil and Lily Rosenthal

March 7th, 2024 12:00am
KVPIU's Misty Parker interviews Phil and Lily Rosenthal, the authors of "Just Try It."

2024 Evangeline Parish Student of the Year District Level Winners

March 1st, 2024 12:00am
We interviewed two of the three district winners: Daisy Berzas, 12th grade student from Basile High School Jase Chadrick 5th grade student from Bayou Chicot Elementary

Memories of the Pigstand Rerstaurant

January 28th, 2024 12:00am
We interviewed Lester Daire, Missy Daire Vidrine and Nina David for their memories of the Pigstand Restaurant in Ville Platte.

Evangeline Reimagine Academy Communications Zone Interviews

January 18th, 2024 12:00am
Students from the communications zone at Evangeline Re Imagine Academy toured KVPI studios January 18 to learn more about radio broadcasting and podcasting. The two instructors with the students were Austin Smith and Erica Landreneau.

KVPI 70th Anniversary Opening Ceremony

November 27th, 2023 12:00am
November 22, 2023

Gary Newman Interview August 29, 2023

August 30th, 2023 12:00am
Gary Newman sharing memories and stories about his father, the late Jimmy C. Newman.

Salute to Law Enforcement Program August 10, 2023

August 13th, 2023 12:00am
Special live in-studio program to salute law enforcement officers. Among our special guests were Evangeline Parish Sheriff Charles R. Guillory, Mamou Police Chief Pat Hall, Basile Police Chief Allen Ivory and Assistant Chief A.J. Frank, Chataignier Police Chief Will T . Gallow, Pine Prairie Police Chief L.C. Deshotel and Pine Prairie Officer Kevin Tate and officers with the Ville Platte City Marshal's Office.

Back to School Interview

August 6th, 2023 12:00am
Mark Layne interviews Supt of Schools Darwan Lazard about the start of school and details about the new 4 day a week school week.

Briggs Ardoin and Coach Gary Ashworth Interviews

May 11th, 2023 12:00am
Briggs Ardoin, star pitcher from Sacred Heart High School has signed with Baton Rouge Community College. A special signing ceremony was held May 10 at Sacred Heart Library. He was there with family, friends and team players.

Bayou Chicot Girls Softball Team Interviews-Jr. High Softball State Champs

April 20th, 2023 12:00am

Interview with Jeremey and Abby Lavoi

April 4th, 2023 12:00am
The couple created the new musical documentary entitled "Roots of Fire" and the film has been receiving awards at various film festival. The film details the battle to keep alive our beautiful Cajun culture

2023 District Winners Teachers of the Year

March 27th, 2023 12:00am
Teachers of the Year: Tim Comeaux, Middle School Teacher from Chataignier; Deppthi Nalli, High School Teacher from Ville Platte High; Jackie Prudhomme, Elementary Teacher from Chataignier; Grace Sibley, Teacher of the Year Coordinator and Supt. of Schools Darwan Lazard

Julia Johnson Interview

March 6th, 2023 12:00am
Julia is a native of Pine Prairie and is the most decorated female athlete in the history of Ole Miss sports. She will turn pro as a golfer soon.

Gilbert O'Sullivan Phone Interview

February 20th, 2023 12:00am
1970's music star who had hits like "Alone Again Naturally", "Claire" and many more.

2023 Student of the Year Winners

February 1st, 2023 12:00am
Lillian Veillon, 5th grade student from Basile Elementary, Jaden Ardoin, 8th grade student from Ville Platte High and Klaire Fontenot, 12th grade student from Pine Prairie High School

Ville Platte High 1965 Unbeaten Football Team Interview

December 29th, 2022 12:00am
Leland Vidrine, Norman Berzas, Glenn Lafleur, Donnie Perron and Richard Vidrine

Lisa Layne Interview

December 2nd, 2022 12:00am
Lisa Layne is the lead vocalist of the popular Christmas song "All I want for Christmas is You" recorded by Vince Vance and the Valiants and a perennial favorite holiday song each year over KVPI.

Louisiana Festival Queens Visit KVPI Studios

October 18th, 2022 12:00am
On October 15, some 30 festival queens from around the state of Louisiana visited KVPI Studios during their time in Ville Platte for the Louisiana Cotton Festival. Each queen shared their special message for their festival and town.

V.J. Boulet Interview

October 7th, 2022 12:00am
Swamp Pop Music Legend V.J. Boulet in studio interview at KVPI sharing very interesting stories of his long music career and promoting his new CD.

Alvin Soileau Interview

September 15th, 2022 12:00am
World War Two Veteran celebrates his 100th birthday. KVPI's Misty Parker interviews Mr. Alvin at his birthday party at Heritage Manor Nursing home.

Zac Fuselier Interview

July 18th, 2022 12:00am
Well known Cajun musician and Seminarian

Let's Talk About It Interview

June 5th, 2022 12:00am
Alana Schrieber reporter from WWNO public radio in New Orleans and her twin sister, Julie from Washington DC in a special interview with Mark Layne about their reaction after getting a very warm reception during La Tasse de Cafe.

Swamp Pop Music in 2022 Interview

May 29th, 2022 12:00am
Phone interview with Shane Bernard, an historian and son of Swamp Pop Star Rod Bernard.

2022 Evangeline Parish High School Honor Student Interviews

May 25th, 2022 12:00am
All Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Sacred Heart, Ville Platte, Pine Prairie, Basile and Mamou High Schools

2022 Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau Queen Emily Deshotel

March 29th, 2022 12:00am
Queen Emily Deshotel interview on KVPI AM and Fm

Police Jury Interview-Rededication Proposition

March 24th, 2022 12:00am
Jury President Bryan Vidrine and Secretary Treasurer Donald Bergeron

Abigayle Holt Interview

March 12th, 2022 12:00am
Abigayle Holt Interview on KVPI The Legend that aired on Friday March 11, 2022 to promote her very popular first recording "Float Your Boat". She has a local family connection. Her grandfather was the late Dr. Barney Fuselier. She is destined to go to Nashville with her talent.

2022 Evangeline Parish Students of the Year and Supervisor Cheri Fontenot

February 25th, 2022 12:00am
Ainsley Dutton, 12th Grade student from Pine Prairie, Jaiden Edwards, 8th grade from Vidrine School and Addison May, 5th grade student from Basile School

Orphan Train Museum Interview

February 25th, 2022 12:00am
Martha Aubert, James Douget and Warren Lafleur with the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum in Opelousas.

Jo-EL Sonnier Interview February 3, 2022

February 6th, 2022 12:00am
Jo-EL Sonnier Interview discussing his early life, his musical career and his new CD.

Interview with 2021 Louisiana Swine Festival Queen over KVPI AM and FM

November 3rd, 2021 12:00am
Queen Jynlee Conner

La Tasse de Cafe

October 26th, 2021 12:00am
In Studio guest Tournoi Rider Lisa Crane

2021 Cotton Festival Queen and Tournoi Queens Interviews

October 25th, 2021 12:00am

Claney Duplechain Interview

October 14th, 2021 12:00am
Mamou High graduate and long time coach at Episcopal High in Baton Rouge inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Dr. Greg Savoy Interview September 15, 2021

September 15th, 2021 12:00am

Update on Covid-19

September 9th, 2021 12:00am
Dr. Eduardo Alvarez

2021 Gueydan Duck Festival

August 24th, 2021 12:00am
Interview with Duck Festival Queen Rebekah Lepretre

Bert Miller Interview

August 22nd, 2021 12:00am
Bert Miller of the Boogie Kings talking about his new CD

Update on Covid-19 August 18, 2021

August 19th, 2021 12:00am
Dr. Eduardo Alvarez phone interview

Let's Talk About It Interview

August 3rd, 2021 12:00am
Connie Lamke with Acosta Foundation and Dr. Gwen Fontenot with Evangeline Chamber on the new Downtown Tee Cotton Bowl Mural

Jason Scheff Interview-Chicago Lead Singer

July 28th, 2021 12:00am
Jason Scheff

Edwin Edwards Interview

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am
Four time Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards

Class of 2021 Graduating Honor Student Interviews

May 30th, 2021 12:00am
Kamryn West-Pine Prairie, Mary Dupre -Sacred Heart, Anne-Marie Bieber-Mamou High, Ashlyn Foret-Mamou High and Benjamin Veillon-Ville Platte High

Workforce Innovation Interview

May 4th, 2021 12:00am
Lacye Hamilton, Director of Workforce Innovation and Continuing Education, LSUE

Old Time Radio Shows-Same Time, Same Station

April 29th, 2021 12:00am
OTR Collector and Host Larry Gassman

Cleco Officials Interview and Phone Shoutouts

April 28th, 2021 12:00am
Cleco C.E.O. Bill Fontenot and Chris Guillory , Cleco Distribution Operations Manager

Camey Doucet Birthday Interview April 5, 2021

April 6th, 2021 12:00am
Cajun music legend and Radio DJ Camey Doucet

KVPI Let's Talk About It-Cabot

March 31st, 2021 12:00am
Interview with local Cabot corporation officials , Derrick Turner and Mark Suellentrop, to explain their proposal for an industrial tax exemption

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KVPI AM and FM are

proud members of the L.A.B.

KVPI is a member of the

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.