July 22, 2016
by Brian Marks

Special two-hour live broadcast of A Pause for Thought next Tuesday, July 26th @ 6:00pm; ‘A Tentative Reach Across the Racial Divide’



6:00 – 8:00pm Tuesday, July 26th

Baton Rouge Community Radio will host an open discussion between citizens of both sides of the racial divide in Baton Rouge. This live program will feature a number of in-studio guests and limited call-in participation for listeners.

The host of WHYR’s A Pause for Thought, Wayne Parker, will moderate the discussion. Tune in live at 6:00pm Tuesday, July 26th for this important conversation.

July 18, 2016
by Brian Marks

In case you missed it: Noel Jackson Music Satisfaction featured in the June Country Roads Magazine

Noel Jackson Music Satisfaction is among Baton Rouge Community Radio’s most popular and charismatic programs. Live every Saturday from noon to 3:00pm, Noel Jackson brings listeners his mix of Southern Soul, Blues, and much more mixed in with his unique commentary, only on 96.9FM WHYR-LP.

Country Roads Magazine featured Noel Jackson Music Satisfaction in its June issue. You can read the story here:


July 13, 2016
by Brian Marks

Louisiana All-American Sports’ coverage of #BlackLivesMatter featured in nation-wide broadcast

This week the Pacifica Radio Network, WHYR-LP’s nationwide community radio partner, broadcast coast-to-coast and internationally special coverage of the Alton Sterling killing and protests on its weekly program Sprouts: Radio from the Grassroots. You can hear the show on 96.9FM Thursday, July 14th, at 6:00am.

The Louisiana All-American Sports team and guests are featured on the program heard in 40+ radio stations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Excerpts from their special live broadcast on Friday, July 8th are featured. The episode also includes coverage of the Philando Castile killing from fellow community radio station KFAI 90.3FM in Minneapolis, MN  hosted by Soul Tools Radio.

You can listen to the episode ‘Black Rage, Black Grief from the Grassroots’ here:


July 12, 2016
by Brian Marks

Special programming on the Alton Sterling killing and #BlackLivesMatter this Wednesday, July 13th, starting at 8:00pm

This Wednesday, July 13th, tune into Baton Rouge Community Radio from 8:00-10:00pm for continuing special coverage of events in our city and around the nation following the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Louisiana All-American Sports will host this special two-hour live broadcast on WHYR-LP 96.9FM.

July 10, 2016
by Brian Marks
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Starting Sunday, 7/17 @ 11:30am: Confetti Park – Louisiana music, stories, and more for children (and other imaginative people)

Given the militarization of Baton Rouge’s streets in the past few days and the violence across the country in the past week, we could all use some inspiration, imagination, and fun. Luckily, WHYR-LP welcomes Confetti Park, a half-hour of music, stories, poetry, and more starting Sunday, July 17th. Hear Confetti Park on Baton Rouge Community Radio every Sunday at 11:30am, hosted by Katy Ray of New Orleans, for uniquely Louisianian magic that reminds us how wonderful our state can be.