Award-winning print, TV and radio journalist, Lou Rom’s got a lot of things on the burner. His latest gig as KVOL radio show host is just the latest of his many incarnations. His newest project involves gathering a gang of MTV music-video stars from the 80s and putting them all on one radio show. For one day and one day only KVOL & Rom will turn back the clock to Aug. 1. 1981, the day MTV launched the first all-music television network. This two-hour special will feature songs from MTV's heyday, including unforgettable hits rife with plastic-fantastic drums (Phil Collins), rarely-heard clips and interviews with VJs, music executives, producers and musicians. You can peep it out at 11 a.m. on Nov. 6 at KVOL 1330 AM.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.