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Steve Wiley

I grew up in a place where it snows a lot. I loved it when I was a kid. Things changed when I got a job. I've spent nearly my entire adult life in Acadiana and it's the place I'm pleased to call home. I raised my children here, and my grandson Nathan is growing up here. When I was a kid, my brothers & I would "camp out' on the porch on summer nights, listening to a portable AM radio. We got great reception of stations in New York, Boston & even WLS out of Chicago. My favorite was "Cousin" Bruce Morrow. My brothers loved listening to it and I said "I want to do that"...
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R.I.P. Jack Ely, Singer Of Song That Launched FBI Investigation [Video]

In 1963, a little known band of teenagers recorded a cover version of a song written by Richard Berry in 1957. They called themselves The Kingsmen. The song was "Louie, Louie." The lyrics were largely unintelligible, and rumored to be obscene. There was even an FBI investigation, and some radio stations banned the song.

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If You Smoke, Your Cigarettes May Soon Cost More.

I just inquired of a couple co workers what they typically pay for a pack of cigarettes. They replied $4.50 - $5.50 per pack. Assuming they smoke a pack a day, that works out to $140-$150 per month. If you smoke, you may soon be digging deeper. A house committee has passed a measure that would raise Louisiana's tax on cigarettes...

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Stephen Hawking Discusses Scientific Implications Of Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction [Video]

Who says geniuses have no sense of humor? Stephen Hawking is widely regarded as the greatest mind of our time, possibly the greatest since Albert Einstein. More than 40 years ago, he was diagnosed with ALS, and given 3 years to live. His sense of humor has been displayed on network television with cameo appearances on "The Simpsons," and "The Big Bang Theory." He recently made an appearance at the Sidney Opera House via hologram. When Professor Hawking took questions, he handled a surprise with his characteristic wit...

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Jimmy Buffett Gives Jimmy Fallon A Gift And Advice On Drinking [Video]

I've been a Jimmy Buffett fan for a long time.Jimmy played at Jazzfest over the weekend. I wasn't there. It was the first time I've missed him since 2002. I sat down & streamed some Youtube videos of Jimmy Sunday afternoon, and stumbled onto this one...

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Have You Ever Wondered What ‘KTDY’ Means? [Video]

When you search for your favorite radio station (hopefully 99.9 KTDY), you don't search it by its "call letters." You look for it by its frequency, or "dial position." People in the radio & TV industries identify stations by call letters, because there are a lot of 99.9's, channel 3's, etc. around the US. What do the letters mean?...

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Here’s A Quick Way To Cool The Inside Of Your Car

It sometimes seems like we go straight from winter to summer In South Louisiana. Afternoon high temperatures in the 90's can raise the temperature inside your car to well above 100 degrees. If you're in and out of your car all day, this can be miserable. Here's a quick way to cool it off...

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Festival International Teams With LUS For Free Wifi!

For the second year, the Festival has teamed with LUS Fiber to provide free access to Wifi hotspots at Parc Putnam, Parc International, and Parc Sans Souci.

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Download The Free Festival International App

Festival International De Louisiane is underway. It's five days of music, art, and great food. The festival draws a half million people from all over the world. there's a lot going on and you can carry all the information you need in your pocket.

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