Lew started his career at WHWB in Rutland, VT on June 9, 1950, as an announcer and copywriter. Just three months later he was promoted to the station's program director.

His career then took him down the east coast, working in Frederick, MD, Brunswick, GA, Burlington, NC Delray Beach, FA, and LaPlace, LA.

His association with WRKF began in 1976, when he met with the group that would eventually see the station go on the air in 1980. Lew served faithfully on the WRKF board of directors for the first few years before moving on to become station manager of WCKW in LaPlace in 1985, where he created the "Classic Rock" format, now copied in almost every city in the United States.

Taylor, a New Orleans native, worked during his high school years for the New Orleans Jazz Museum and WYES-TV, and gained some early radio experience before heading up in 1965 to obtain an economics degree at Centenary College in Shreveport.  There, he was editor of the college newspaper for two years, and was involved in the founding of the college radio station.  He is a US Navy veteran, serving as a radioman in Vietnam and then in Spain.  A Baton Rouge attorney, he is married to Mary Ann Caffery, and has been a volunteer at WRKF since 1981. He is a lifetime member of the Folk Alliance International.

Brian is well known in the Baton Rouge Arts community, especially for hosting and producing "Center Stage" on WRKF over the last decade. He currently serves on the Board of the Baton Rouge Little Theater and in the past has also served on the Boards of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and the Baton Rouge Gilbert and Sullivan Society. A retiree of the Dow Chemical Company, Brian has chaired over 30 musicals locally and has appeared in over a dozen musical productions. He was inducted into the Baton Rouge Little Theater’s Hall of Fame in June of 2012

Constance's life in radio began at WJBO-FM where she was Program Director of classical music listening when the station first went on air. Later, she was WRKF's Program Director when it started up in 1980.

Constance is a musician herself and has performed on many a stage and in many a concert hall. She has a fellowship diploma from the Trinity College of Music in London and received her masters in music at LSU, Phi Kappa Phi.

She has served on many boards of music organizations, written Discovery Concerts for the Baton Rouge Symphony, and taught courses in music appreciation. In 2001 she was presented with the East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Frank Morris has supervised the reporters in KCUR's newsroom since 1999. In addition to his managerial duties, Morris files regularly with National Public Radio. He’s covered everything from tornadoes to tax law for the network, in stories spanning eight states. His work has won dozens of awards, including four national Public Radio News Directors awards (PRNDIs) and several regional Edward R. Murrow awards. In 2012 he was honored to be named "Journalist of the Year" by the Heart of America Press Club.

Morris grew up in rural Kansas listening to KHCC, spun records at KJHK throughout college at the University of Kansas, and cut his teeth in journalism as an intern for Kansas Public Radio, in the Kansas statehouse.

Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News. She contributes to The Salt, NPR's James Beard award-winning food blog. And her stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She's host of the NPR video series Tiny Desk Kitchen and has contributed to Shots, NPR's health blog.

Through her reporting Aubrey can focus on her curiosities about food and culture. She has investigated the nutritional, and taste, differences between grass fed and corn feed beef. Aubrey looked into the hype behind the claims of antioxidants in berries and the claim that honey is a cure-all for allergies.

The Jim Engster Show
12:25 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Dr. Albert Samuels on the upcoming Presidential & Mayoral Elections; SU Law Prof. Gail Stephenson

Dr. Albert Samuels discusses the many aspects  surrounding the Presidential election, the upcoming Mayoral debate between Holden and Walker, as well as presidential politics in general.

Southern University law professor Gail Stephenson joins Jim to discuss her new column "Gail's Grammar" and the ever confusing lawyer speak "Legalese".


Sarah McCammon worked for Iowa Public Radio as Morning Edition Host from January 2010 until December 2013.

Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Prior to his current role, Abramson was NPR's Education Correspondent covering a wide variety of issues related to education, from federal policy to testing to instructional techniques in the classroom. His reporting focused on the impact of for-profit colleges and universities, and on the role of technology in the classroom. He made a number of trips to New Orleans to chart the progress of school reform there since Hurricane Katrina. Abramson also covers a variety of news stories beyond the education beat.

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