It’s your Buddy Russ! They told me I needed to write a bi” about myself. Who in the world actually reads these anyway? Well, I guess you are, so here we go! Proudly born and raised in SWLA, I graduated from Barbe Highschool in 2001. Go Bucs! I did try college a few times - 5 times to be exact; I just tell everyone I have a well-rounded education. I became a DJ in middle school in order to get into the dances for free. Fast forward a few years, and you’ll realize my employment record has a much A.D.D. as my actual personality! I’ve worked at Putt Putt, as a mechanic, a tow truck driver assistant, a bartender, a waiter, an Entertainment Manager, and even a tire salesman! Guess all that was missing was a radio DJ. I am the VP of the Seven Slot Society of SWLA, and love helping others in need around the community. I love Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas, and the people that live here. Come join me on the Drive at 5 and experience just how random things can get. We will talk music, food, have a few laughs, and probably talk about more food!
Olympic Heavy “Medal”
The gold and silver medals this year are actually composed of mostly silver, 99.9% pure silver to be exact. Meaning 1st and 2nd place have a lot more in common than you'd think.
Thats my Bag, Baby!
Whether you bought 1 item or 100, you're going to get a plastic shopping bag. What else can you do with them?
Drunk on a Plane? What About Naked?
Naked on a plane? That takes crazy to a whole new level.
Want to Watch the Olympics Sans Cable?
We all have that one friend that suddenly becomes an expert on curling and how the Canadian team got robbed last time. Now you can be an expert on how to watch as much coverage as possible without that pesky cable bill, assuming you have an antenna or at least internet access.
Finally, They Played it Live!
I fell on the floor when I saw Fallon had the duo on his show to perform their new little diddy live on the TV. Is it better than the album cut?
We Launched What Into Space?
Not only did they rocket their first Falcon Heavy rocket into space, they carried Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster with them.
Can’t Dance to Zydeco? There’s a Class for That!
You can learn that little step and plenty more, jump out there with your boots, and exclaim, "No one puts baby in a corner!"
2018 Lake Charles Parade Schedule At-a-Glance
It's Mardi Gras time! In case you have been living under a rock, we have the entire schedule of the next week of Mardi Gras activities for Lake Charles.
JT Plays to Giant Crowd Even With a Football Game Before & After
The Justin Timberlake concert last night was absolutely amazing. Despite the pesky football game before and after, ole JT didn't seem to skip a beat.
Cows, Steers, Horses Oh My! Gator Night at the Rodeo
We asked the audience to make their best paper airplane, write their name on it, and during intermission, throw it into the back of the Hurricane Off-Road truck as it pulled the P&P Trailer Sales utility trailer and Loan Oak Smoker.
Gator 99.5 Challenges All Businesses in SWLA and SETX to Give
The two loudest mouths in SWLA and SETX are challenging all businesses in the area to come donate to the St Jude Country Care Radiothon by coming to the station and bringing a check.
SWLA and SETX Prove They Want to Get Rid of Childhood Cancer
Day 1 of the St Jude Country Cares radiothon was an amazing success. From people calling the hotline and texting to become Partner's in Hope to local businesses showing up to the Gator 99.5 Station to donate to St Jude.