Ernie Alexander has been named general manager of Lafayette news/talk radio station KVOL-AM 1330, where he got his start in radio in 1951 at the age of 18. The GM job is effective immediately, and the former state rep will also host a new morning show called A.M. Acadiana with Ernie Alexander. The show debuts June 1, airing weekdays from 6-8 a.m. It kicks off a conservative lineup, displacing the syndicated Laura Ingraham Show to the 11 a.m. time slot following the Glenn Beck Program at 10 a.m.
Alexander’s radio career eventually led to ownership of KMDL and KFTE. After selling the radio stations, he entered politics as a city-parish councilman. He served one term and then was elected into the Louisiana House of Representatives where he served two four-year terms.
KVOL’s parent company, Lafayette-based Pittman Broadcasting Services, is owned by Dr. Marcus L. Pittman III, who also independently owns and operates Z105.9 KFXZ-FM, 106.3 The Juice KYMK-FM, Cat Country 98.9 WUUU-FM, Christian Talk 1520 KFXZ-AM, and 1110 WOMN-AM. Charles Sagona is general manager of the Pittman-owned radio group.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.