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
5:50 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

TUESDAY: A Discussion of the Proposed City of St. George

Jim discusses the proposal to incorporate a new city of St. George within East Baton Rouge Parish. Republican consultant Scott Wilfong is opposed to the idea.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:52 am
Sat December 7, 2013

MONDAY: CABL President Barry Erwin, Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Jim talks with Council for A Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin about the direction Louisiana is headed, and what the state can learn from its last industrial boom, as it goes into another.

Director of Museum Advancement Fairleigh Cook-Jackson stops by to talk about American poet Emily Dickinson birthday party being held tonight at the LSU Museum of Art from 6pm - 8pm.


The Jim Engster Show
11:17 am
Fri December 6, 2013

FRIDAY: Roy Fletcher, Howard Sounes, Kenn Kaufman

British author Howard Sounes joins Jim to talk about his latest book "27: History of the 27 Club". The book gives a detail account of six artist that died at the age of 27.

Roy Fletcher talks with Jim about the upcoming Louisiana elections in 2015 and Sen. David Vitter's possible run for Governor.

Field Editor Ken Kaufman stops by to talk about his upcoming visit to the Baton Rouge Audubon Society and discuss his popular field guides on birds.


The Jim Engster Show
11:04 am
Thu December 5, 2013

THURSDAY: Gus Weill, Timothy Muffitt, Dan Borne'

Gus Weill joins Jim to talk about the latest in Louisiana politics and Sen. David Vitter's possibly entering the 2015 Governor's race.

The voice of LSU's Tiger Stadium Dan Borne' and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Conductor Timothy Muffitt talks about their collaboration in the "Home for the Holiday" concert starting tonight at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.brso.org or by calling 225-383-0500.


The Jim Engster Show
2:40 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY: S.U. Baseball Coach Roger Cador, Author Patrick Robinson

Southern University baseball coach Roger Cador shares the story of his youth, as the son of a sharecropper...and how he got where he is today.

Author Patrick Robinson on his book, ""Honor and Betrayal", the untold story of the Navy Seals who captured the "Butcher of Fallujah" and the shameful ordeal they later endured.


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The Jim Engster Show
4:37 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

TUESDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat

Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat talks with Jim about recent poll  numbers that seem to indicate slim chances of re-election next Fall for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.


The Jim Engster Show
11:21 am
Mon December 2, 2013

MONDAY: Sports Writer Marty Mule, Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb

Veteran Sports Writer Marty Mule chats with Jim about LSU's close win over Arkansas , Alabama's lost against Auburn, and his latest book "Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports."

Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb joins Jim to discuss the NGO's she supports and the comments made by State Treasurer John N. Kennedy.


The Jim Engster Show
11:30 am
Fri November 29, 2013

MONDAY: State Se. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, Sportswriter Marty Mule

State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (D-Baton Rouge) talks about her feud with State Treasurer John Kennedy over taxpayer money given to non-governmental organizations attached to her husband.

Veteran sportswriter Marty Mule and Jim recap LSU's season ender against Arkansas, and the 30th anniversary of Jerry Stovall's firing as LSU's head coach.

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Monday, December 2.

The Jim Engster Show
9:39 am
Thu November 28, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Diane Francis, Civil Rights Activist Faye Williams, Author Carolyn Sue Ricapito

Author Diane Francis talks with Jim about her contention that the U.S. and Canada should unite.

Activist Dr. Faye Williams reflects on the life and many contributions of the late Reverend T. J. Jemison

Author Carolyn Sue Ricapito, talks about her book, "The Woman From Turnback County"


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The Jim Engster Show
11:19 am
Wed November 27, 2013

THURSDAY: Dr. Jarrett Barnhill, Dr. Steven Lamm, Author Attica Locke

Dr. Jarrett Barnhill, with the University of North Carolina, one of the country's foremost experts on autism and related disorders.

New York University Medical Center's Dr. Steven Lamm discusses his new book, "Redefining Prostate Cancer"

This year's Ernest J. Gaines Award winner Attica Locke on her latest book, "The Cutting Season"


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