710 KEEL Afternoon News I was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1948. I got married in 1969, divorced in 1974, and I never re-married. I have no children. Before radio, I served four years in the US Air Force from 1970-1974. I became Afternoon News Anchor at KEEZ-FM in San Antonio, Texas in 1974, then filled the chair of Assistant news Director from 1974-75 at KXXO-AM and KMOD-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 1975 through 1977, I was news Director at KWBB-AM in Wichita, Kansas. I came to KWKH in Shreveport in June of 1977. I was News Director of KWKH for twenty-four years before transferring over to KEEL-AM as News Director in April, 2001. When I'm not covering or reporting news, I'm usually busy working on and autocrossing my 1965 Austin Mini with the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). I'm also Senior Vice President of the Shreveport Journalism Foundation and a founding member of the Greater Shreveport Walk of Stars Committee.
All 110 New Iberia Research Chimps Now Retired at Chimp Haven
It's taken a year and a half of planning, fundraising, and traveling, but all 110 federally-owned chimpanzees formerly used for research at the New Iberia Research Center have now been retired to Chimp Haven in Keithville.
Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival Set for Later This Month
The 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 18-19 in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus. Hours are 4:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on Friday the 18th and 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday the 19th.
New Caddo Parish Homeland Security Team Sworn-In
Caddo Parish now has its very own Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. It opened for business today in the Caddo 9-1-1 Communications Center after Sheriff Steve Prator swore-in its three-person staff.
Caddo Sheriff’s Office Set to Take on New Duties
Fourteen years ago tomorrow -- July 1st, 2000 -- Steve Prator became Caddo Parish Sheriff. Now, on the 14th anniversary of his doing so, Prator's office is taking on new duties tomorrow.
Autocrossing With John Lee
It was another Sunday in the sun (?) for the Red River Region, SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). We were a bit disappointed that only 30 drivers turned out today to challenge the cones on the Coleman St. parking lot. Our normal turnout is around 45 drivers.
BPCC Receives $1.4 Million to Launch New Program
The Amercian Electric Power (AEP) Foundation is joining forces with Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) by providing $1.4-million over five years to launch the "Credit Count" program.
Shreveport Assistant Fire Chief James “Tommy” Carpenter Surrenders
The second Shreveport firefighter named in a secret indictment returned yesterday by a Caddo Parish Grand Jury has turned himself in.
Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford Arrested
Breaking news this Thursday afternoon -- Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford has been booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on a secret indictment warrant charging five counts of malfeasance in office.
Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines Have New Commander
The Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines program has a new commander. During a change of command ceremony today (Wednesday,) Deputy Steve Hoff relinquished command to Instructor Lavaro Ramey.
Private Shreveport Landfill Ordered to Cease Certain Operations
The Department of Environmental Quality has issued an administrative order requiring the Harrelson landfill to cease receiving and disposing of new material. That material is believed to be causing fire and smoke issues at the landfill at I-220 and Russell Road.