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
10:09 am
Tue January 1, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Sports Editor Jeff Palermo, Sugar Cane League's Jim Simon

Jim talks with Louisiana Radio Network News and Sports Director Jeff Palermo about LSU's season-wrapping loss to Clemson in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Jim also talks about the 'fiscal cliff' deal and some celebrities lost in 2012.

American Sugar Cane League General Manager Jim Simon talks about the state of Louisiana's $3 billion sugar industry and the need for a new farm bill from Congress.


The Jim Engster Show
10:39 am
Mon December 31, 2012

TUESDAY: Entertainment Reporter John Wirt, Talk Radio Connoisseur David Bellinger

On the first show of 2013, Jim discusses famous figures who passed away in the year 2012 including Whitney Houston and Andy Griffith, among others, with John Wirt of the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Then, talk show host connoisseur David Bellinger (or Elwood as he's better known) discusses about the power of callers on talk radio shows.


The Jim Engster Show
10:15 am
Mon December 31, 2012

MONDAY: Political Analyst Gus Weill

On Jim's final show of 2012, he talks with long-time political analyst Gus Weill. They spend the majority of the hour discussing various topics that are important both locally and nationally. Then, they round out the show by reminiscing about important figures that passed away in 2012.


The Jim Engster Show
9:29 am
Tue December 25, 2012

FRIDAY: (Encore Performance) Attorney Lewis Unglesby on Gun Laws, David Precise on Mental Health

(Encore performance from December 20)

Jim talks with defense attorney Lewis Unglesby about gun laws, gun rights and proposed gun reforms.

David Precise, with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, talks about the mental health aspects of trying to prevent mass shooting incidents.


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The Jim Engster Show
2:32 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

THURSDAY: (Encore Performance) GOP Strategist Timmy Teepell

(Encore performance from March 23, 2012)

Jim talks with Gov. Bobby Jindal's former Chief of Staff Timmy Teepell, who still serves as a main advisor and strategist to the governor's office via his new position with political consulting firm On Message.


The Jim Engster Show
11:54 am
Mon December 24, 2012

WEDNESDAY: (Encore Performance) Politico Vincent Bruno, Teen Prodigy Polite Stewart

(Encore Performance from December 12, 2012)

Jim talks with politico Vincent Bruno about the resignation of U.S. attorney Jim Letten and Carlos Marcello's influence of Louisiana politics of the past.

A chat with teen prodigy Polite Stewart, who enrolled at Southern University at 12 years of age. Stewart graduated from Southern this month.


The Jim Engster Show
11:42 am
Mon December 24, 2012

TUESDAY: (Encore Performance) Blues Legend Buddy Guy

(Encore performance from June 5, 2012)

Jim talks with former Louisiana resident a living blues music legend Buddy Guy.


The Jim Engster Show
11:07 am
Mon December 24, 2012

MONDAY: Biographer Justin Martin, Entrepreneur Gerry Lane, InRegister's Kelly Hurtado

Jim talks with biographer Justin Martin about his latest book on the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Biographer Leo Honeycut and entrepreneur Gerry Lane drop by to talk about Lane's ten billion dollar career.

Carol Spruell, with Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge, talks about holiday giving.

InRegister publisher Kelly Hurtado visits.


The Jim Engster Show
2:15 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

FRIDAY: Attorney Lewis Unglesby on Gun Laws, David Precise with the NAMI

Jim talks with defense attorney Lewis Unglesby about gun laws, gun rights and proposed gun reforms.

David Precise, with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, talks about the mental health aspects of trying to prevent mass shooting incidents.

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The Jim Engster Show
1:04 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

FRIDAY: attorney Lewis Unglesby on gun laws

Jim talks with Baton Rouge attorney Lewis Unglesby about current gun laws and the call for gun reforms

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday, December 21

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