Jim Engster


Every weekday Jim engages listeners with compelling discussions ranging from presidential and gubernatorial campaigns to LSU football and the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Isaac.

Jim serves as president of the Louisiana Radio Network and Tiger Rag Magazine. He's hosted the statewide offering Louisiana Live from 1998-2003 and The Jim Engster Show on the Louisiana Radio Network, previously on WRKF.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Jim has interviewed nine Louisiana governors and has reported on every gubernatorial election since 1975. He has also shared the microphone with leaders of other states including Bill Clinton of Arkansas, Jerry Brown of California and Jesse Ventura of Minnesota.

Writers Ernest Gaines, Rex Reed and Immacule’e Ilabagiza and two actresses who spent much of their youth in the Baton Rouge area---Debbie Allen and Lynn Whitfield -- are some of Jim’s favorite interviewees.

Ways to Connect

Up first, Fred Dent, CFA & principal of Dent Wealth Investors and Andy Anderson, President of the firm BF/ Anderson, joins Jim to discuss the financial trends and the effects of the elections.  Then, Quin Hillyer, Award winning journalist and Senior Editor for The American Spectator magazine, will discuss the state of the Presidential Election with Jim.  Finally, Author Crystal Byrd-Farmer joins the show.

PSC Commissioner Foster Campbell says the Presidential Election is over. The Advocate’s Mark Ballard discusses state news and politics.

Blogger Dayne Sherman, a supporter of the Democratic Party, and GOP Operative Elbert Guillory discuss President Trump’s refusal to concede to President-Elect Joe Biden. Voice of the Valley Dan Borne on postponement of LSU vs. Bama.

Ruta Lee, one of the first female Game Show Hosts, with Alex Trebeck on "High Rollers". Jack Hamilton, Hopkins P. Breazeale Professor of Journalism at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, will join Jim to discuss his thoughts on the 28th president Woodrow Wilson. Vastine Stabler discusses Swine Palace’s upcoming virtual program Small Mouth Sounds.

Famed journalist Dan Moldea discusses President Donald Trump’s reelection defeat.

Mary Patricia Wray and Jeff Sadow discuss what could be the final day of vote counting before the election is called. Dr. Phebe Hayes, Founder & President of the Iberia African American Historical Society, talks about her work.

Pennington Dr. Tiffany Stewart discusses their work with veterans to promote healthy living and stress management. Vote America National Outreach Director Aisha McClendon celebrates record turnout. The Sage of Louisiana Correspondents Mark Ballard recaps 48 hours of election news.

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome discusses her runoff reelection effort against former state lawmaker Steve Carter. Political consultant Ray Strother on Democrats remarkable underperformance on election night and whether polls can still be trusted.

Congressman Mike Johnson, Senate candidate Antoine Pierce, Executive Director of the Louisiana Budget Project Jan Moller, and Mayoral candidate Jordan Piazza feature on a packed Election Day program. Plus, Jim predicts a Biden victory.

Darryl Gissel, Chief Administrative Officer for Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome stops by to talk about the state of the city on Election Day eve. Political consultant and brother of Louisiana’s junior Senator George Kennedy surveys the Presidential Race.