Baton Rouge Community Radio brings you information and perspectives otherwise unheard on radio and TV in Baton Rouge. Important news and views we need to hear but wouldn’t without your support. We’re the only place in Louisiana you can hear most of our content. And because we reach thousands of people on 96.9FM every day, people going to work, driving around town, listening at work or doing chores at home, we reach far beyond just our social circle, social media followers, or those already ‘in the know.’ We think this is the most important thing we do, and we want to keep doing it. You can support WHYR’s broadcasting if you agree.
To see what I mean, listen to the past few weeks of WHYR’s live weekly call-in show, A Pause for Thought, on three extremely timely topics. Host Wayne Parker has covered EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux’s participation in ‘287(g)‘, voluntary cooperation with ICE to deport immigrants from the EBR jail at our local city-parish taxpayer expense. Listen too to APFT for a recent episode on immigrant detention in Louisiana by private prison companies and parish sheriffs, how much immigrant detention is expanding in Louisiana and what people are doing about it here in Baton Rouge. And this past week, Wayne spoke with M.E. Cormier about the St. George break-away and the questions unanswered about the prospective new city’s financial viability.
You can listen to A Pause for Thought live every Wednesday at 5:00pm and repeats Wednesdays at 6:30am and Saturdays at 9:30am.