Episode 76: Early Radio in Louisiana – A Station Reaches a Century
Commercial radio in Louisiana reached a significant anniversary in 2022 as WWL in New Orleans celebrates its 100th year. The station, with its 50,000 watts of power, was designed to reach a national audience back in the days when radio stations were few. WWL’s news director Dave Cohen and Dominic Massa, executive vice president & COO at WYES New Orleans, who has written the book “New Orleans Radio”, join Executive Editor of Louisiana Life Errol Laborde along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot to talk about the statewide evolution of the first electronic information medium. There are stories to tell.
Oh yes, we will also hear about early variety shows that preceded the coming of television.