Hey, y'all. Just a little about me! I was born and raised right here in Southwest Louisiana, and I’ve lived here in Lake Charles most of my life. I went to Lagrange High (Geaux Gators) and McNeese State University in Lake Charles. I started in radio in 1990, and have been on three local frequencies: 99.5FM, 92.9FM, and 1470AM for my whole career. I'm married to my beautiful bride Christie, and we have five children. I love Country and Cajun music, bass fishing, cooking, drinkin’ beer in my bar, and having a great time with my family and friends just like we do in SWLA.
Coushatta Crossroads Festival is Back In Kinder, Louisiana — Entertainment Lineup
The Coushatta Crossroad festival features the who's who of Cajun, Zydeco, and country, and this year's lineup is the best it's ever been! Here's who's playing.
Things To Do In Lake Charles And SWLA This Weekend June 9-11
We have looked around and found a bunch of things going on in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana to do and we have made you a list to choose from.
Ladies, Who Wants To Go Play Bingo With Mike Soileau?
The Krewe De Fous Amis annual ladies night out bingo is coming up Saturday, June 24th and we want you to sit at our Gator 99.5 table and here's how!
2023 Delcambre Shrimp Fest Goes Cajun & 90s Country — Entertainment Lineup
The festival this year is featuring a variety of Cajun, Zydeco, and Country music as well as two big 90s country artists performing live. Here is the lineup.
Mr. Bills Seafood Express Throwing Block Party Featuring Johnny Jimenez
Cold beer, a street shut down and Johnny and the band playing on the back of the Buddy Russ Bus! Where do we sign up? Here are the details. Don't miss this one!
If Hurricanes Had Cajun Names, Here’s What They Would Be
We came up with some real Cajun names of people we know and also some Cajun words we thought you might get a kick out of.
Dinosaur Will Take Over Lake Charles In June At The Civic Center
Gather the kids together and go back in time to check out some cool dinosaurs. Here are the details.
Watch This Kid Crush The Drums While Playing With A Zydeco Band [VIDEO]
This will make you smile! Ready to see this kid in action? Here we go!
Can You Believe This Lake Charles Restaurant Has Been Here For 25 Years?
This popular pizza restaurant in Lake Charles is getting ready to celebrate 25 years in business and is taking pizza prices back to 1998 to celebrate!
Gator 99.5 In Lake Charles Welcomes Chaston Tavares To The Team
Buddy Russ is smiling today! Allow us to introduce you to Chaston and please help us welcome Chaston to SWLA! He hits the airways at 3:00 pm today.