Jim Engster

Host

Every weekday Jim engages listeners with compelling discussions ranging from presidential and gubernatorial campaigns to LSU football and the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Isaac.

Jim serves as president of the Louisiana Radio Network and Tiger Rag Magazine and hosted the statewide offering Louisiana Live from 1998-2003. The Jim Engster Show has been part of the WRKF schedule since March 1, 2004.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Jim has interviewed nine Louisiana governors and has reported on every gubernatorial election since 1975. He has also shared the microphone with leaders of other states including Bill Clinton of Arkansas, Jerry Brown of California and Jesse Ventura of Minnesota.

Writers Ernest Gaines, Rex Reed and Immaculee’ Ilabagiza and two actresses who spent much of their youth in the Baton Rouge area---Debbie Allen and Lynn Whitfield -- are some of Jim’s favorite interviewees.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:45 am
Tue January 7, 2014

TUESDAY: Johnny Palazzotto, Zachary Richard, Terrance Simien & Dawn Wells

Johnny Palazzotto recalls the life of the late Baton Rouge blues musician Tabby Thomas, plus cajun zydeco musicians Zarchary Richard and Terrance Simien discuss their music, and actress Dawn Wells talks aoTV's "Gilligan Island."

The Jim Engster Show
1:17 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

MONDAY: La. Americans for Prosperity's Phillip Joffrion, Lt. Gov. Dardenne, Dig's Chris Brooks,

Jim talks with Phillip Joffrion, the Louisiana Director of Americans for Prosperity, Chris Brooks of Dig Magazine, actress and animal advocate Tippi Hedren, and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.


The Jim Engster Show
2:23 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

FRIDAY: LSU Manship School's Bob Mann, Tiger Rag's Cody Worsham

Jim chats with Bob Mann, of the LSU Manship school of Mass Communications, and former press secretary to Governor Blanco, and aide to Russel Long, John Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston. Bob discusses Senator Mary Landrieu's 2014 re-election bid and her chances of winning another term in D.C.

Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham discusses LSU Athletics Hall of Fame policy.


The Jim Engster Show
11:17 am
Wed January 1, 2014

THURSDAY: Political Blogger C.B. Forgotston

Jim talks with political analyst and government watchdog C.B. Forgotston; looking at the past year in politics, and a look ahead at what's in store for 2014. Can Mary Landrieu win another term in the U.S. Senate? Or will she be un-seated by one of her three announced GOP challengers?

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:08 am
Tue December 31, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Entertainment Editor John Wirt

Advocate entertainment editor John Wirt looks back at 2013 in movies, music and TV.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:08 am
Tue December 31, 2013

TUESDAY: B.R. Mayor Kip Holden, Financial Consultant Andy Anderson

Jim visits with Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, to talk about the first-ever Red Stick Revelry New Year's Eve celebration downtown tonight, and matters facing the city-parish in 2014.

Investments consultant B.F. "Andy" Anderson talks about the big year for Wall Street, what may be ahead for investors and some investment tips.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:28 am
Mon December 30, 2013

MONDAY: Latest Duck Dynasty Developments, Author Ben Bradlee Jr, Gene Sands

Author Ben Bradlee Jr. joins Jim to talk about his latest book "The Kid: Immortal Life of Ted Williams".

Jim discusses the lifted suspension of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.

LSU Former Public Relations Director Gene Sands talks with Jim about his connection to Walt Disney and his years at LSU.


The Jim Engster Show
11:12 am
Fri December 27, 2013

FRIDAY: EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore joins the show to discuss Change for the Better, the BRAVE program, and what is expected of EBR in 2014.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Thu December 26, 2013

THURSDAY: Author/Professor J. Michael Lennon, Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin

Jim takes a look back at an interview with Professor J. Michael Lennon about his book Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council for South Asia Center Barbara Slavin joins the show.


The Jim Engster Show
5:57 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

MONDAY: Gay Activist John Dennison and Rev. Gene Mills on The Duck Dynasty Drama

Jim talks with former Monroe TV newsman John Dennison of the Forum For Equality and the President of the Louisiana Family Forum Rev. Gene Mills.  They discuss the lingering controversy over Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's outspoken opinion on gays, as published in GQ Magazine.


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