This year, the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association decided to name our very own Mike Soileau the Grand Marshall of the Merchants Parade. Mike was presented the news by Rebecca Moss over the weekend.

Mike has been in radio for thirty years and has received multiple awards. One of the most recent awards was when you the listeners voted Mike the best radio DJ two years in a row, best radio show and Gator 99.5 as best station two years in a row.


Mike is from Lake Charles born and raised. His father was in Cajun music radio for twenty-seven years. Both Dave Soileau, Mike's dad, and Mike have been inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame. Mike is a hometown country boy who loves his city and its people.

We could not be more proud of Mike being Grand Marshall. Big thank you to the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association for their decision. You will be able to see Mike Soileau at the start of the Merchants Parade Friday, February 21, 2020. Your Buddy Russ and Kassie will be right behind in the Buddy Russ Bus.

Come show your love and support to Mike and Gator 99.5!

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