I'm a Jennings, La., native who started in radio while in high school in 1995. I got a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting in 2002 – which would have been a brilliant career move if this was 1972. I moved halfway across the nation in a hatchback with a diabetic cat to be in El Paso. I've worked under a variety of different radio names in the last 15 years, probably because I'm also secretly a spy. I once met Laura Bush and took a picture of her hot-pink toenails – true story. I'm pretty much a big ol’ geek (or is it a spaz?), and I'm kinda funny lookin’.
Wayne Toups Caribbean Cruise Set for Dec. 11-18, 2016
Gator 99.5 is so excited to team up with Wayne Toups to go cruising in 2016. The Wayne Toups cruise is set to sail on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas on Dec. 11 through Dec. 18, 2016 out of Galveston, Texas.
Louisiana Suspends TOPS Program Immediately, Threatens College Closures if Budget Woes Continue
Gov. John Bel Edwards sounded major alarms regarding Louisiana's education system during a televised address to the state this evening (Feb. 11).
Worried About Zika Virus? Here’s Everything You Need to Know from the CDC
New diseases. Like we don't have enough problems, am I right?
Lake Arthur’s Mardi Gras Run Like You’ve Never Seen It — From the Air [VIDEO]
When I saw this, I thought to myself, I bet I can make a dozen of my friends outside Louisiana immediately homesick.
Gator 99.5 Playlist — February 2016 Top Songs
Luke Bryan is home again -- at the top of the charts. See who else hit this month's Top 40.
Hunt Continues for Vandals Who Sprayed Racist Graffiti at Lake Charles Banks
Lake Charles police are reviewing security footage from three area banks after three incidents of related racist vandalism.
DeRidder Woman Torches Home of Ex-Boyfriend’s New Lover, Brags About It
A Southwest Louisiana woman is now in jail in Jasper, Tx., after police say she burned down the home of a woman dating her ex-boyfriend. On New Year's Eve.
The 12 Glenn Frey Eagles Songs You Need to Hear [PLAYLIST]
You could create an Eagles greatest hits disc with just the songs Glenn Frey sang for the band.
Walmart Closing Their New Stores in Lake Arthur and Iowa
The paint has barely had time to dry in the new Walmart Express stores in Iowa and Lake Arthur before their closure was announced.
Actor Alan Rickman, of Harry Potter and Die Hard, Dies from Cancer at Age 69
He was one of the most refined and talented actors to grace the screen -- and he could play anything. He served his talent well, and he will be sorely missed.
Lafayette Police Release Movie Theater Shooter’s Journal, Full Report on Shootings
The man responsible for last year's shootings in a Lafayette movie theater had a journal that will make your skin crawl.
Police Jury Updates Free CalcaShout Text and Notification Service
Calcasieu Parish's text message notification service -- CalcaShout -- got some upgrades last week -- and they're still free.