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
10:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Melissa Flournoy, Humberto Fontova, Andrei Condrescu

Democrat former state lawmaker Melissa Flournoy and Republican Cuban immigrant Humberto Fontova share differing views on who should be elected President. Former LSU professor, author and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu also weighs in. 


The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Foster Campbell, Ray Glier

Public Service Commission chairman Foster Campbell says the current system for prison inmate phone service is a scam run by greedy individuals. Campbell also shares his thoughts on Tuesday's election and Louisiana's congressional delegates.

New York Times sportswriter Ray Glier talks Saturday's LSU-Alabama matchup, a rematch of January's BCS title game.


The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Scott Wilfong, Buddy Leavh, Pete Goff Jr.

GOP political consultant Scott Wilfong and former La. Democratic Party chairman Buddy Leach square off on the presidential election.

Local businessman and author Pete Goff Jr. shares from his book, "Solving America's Financial Crisis: How Greed and Deception Buried Our Heads in the Sand."


The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Jason Decuir, George McGovern

Assistant Secretary of Revenue Jason DeCuir talks about ground work being done for possible tax reforms, expected to be a big part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2013 legislative agenda.

Jim Engster looks back on the late Sen. George McGovern. In August 2000, Jim interviewed the man who lost the 1972 Presidential election to Richard Nixon.


The Jim Engster Show
11:31 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Roger Villere, Tony Guarrisco, Peta Lindsay

Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere and former Democratic state lawmaker Tony Guarrisco discuss how the election is stacking up.

Peta Lindsay, who is running for president as the nominee of the Party for Socialism & Liberation, stops by.


The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Mike Chittum, Michael Jackson, Martin Flanagan

Republican Mike Chittum and Democrat Michael Jackson offer differing perspectives on the 2012 presidential election.

Musician Martin Flanagan says he is the illegitimate son of the legendary Hank Williams.


The Jim Engster Show
11:59 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Bill Cassidy, Cody Worsham, Darlyne Nemeth

6th District Congressman Bill Cassidy, who's running for re-election on Nov. 6, visits.

Tiger Rag Magazine editor Cody Worsham reports the arrest of four former LSU players on drug charges.

Dr. Darlyne Nemeth shares from her book, "Living In An Environmentally Traumatized World."


The Jim Engster Show
1:05 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Veteran Economist Jim Richardson; Politico Reporter Ginger Gibson; Actress Shanna Forretsall

Jim Richardson, veteran economist and member of the Revenue Estimating Conference, has his pulse on Baton Rouge's work force and tells Jim why there aren't enough skilled workers in our community.

LSU alum and Politico reporter Ginger Gibson discusses news from the Romney campaign trail.

Actress and Gonzales native Shanna Forrestall talks with Jim about Louisiana's growing film industry and her upcoming movie.


The Jim Engster Show
1:38 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Rep. John Treen & Dem. Joe Delpit; CEO Walter Monsour

Republican John Treen and Democrat Joe Delpit voice their opinions about the third and final presidential debate between Romney and Obama.

Walter Monsour, President & CEO of EBR Parish Redevelopment Authority, gives us a three year progress report of his organization.

Liz Frischhertz, Chief Officer for Accountability & Assessment for the EBR Parish School System, talks with Jim about our state's poorly rated public schools and  their optimistic future.


The Jim Engster Show
2:10 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Author Kimberly Chopin

Author Kimberly Chopin joins Jim in the studio to discuss her first novel "Metamorphosis" and how she managed to write it while raising three children and maintaining a full-time job.


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