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WRKF welcomes Jim Engster as host of Talk Louisiana

Talk Louisiana

Jim Engster is returning to WRKF to host new program, Talk Louisiana, weekdays at 9:00 a.m., beginning Monday, March 27. The one-hour show will immediately follow Morning Edition. Talk Louisiana will present interviews with local newsmakers, calls and emails from listeners, and original feature reporting. We are excited to have Jim back. His 30 years of experience in journalism and his knowledge of Louisiana's people, business, and politics are ideal for this type of long form discussion program.

Jim Engster previously hosted The Jim Engster Show on WRKF from 2004 to 2014 and currently hosts Ask the Governor, a monthly call-in show. Ask the Governor can be heard every third Wednesday of the month, at 2 p.m. on WRKF and radio stations throughout the state.

In addition to the weekday morning broadcast, live on 89.3 FM, streaming live at, and streaming live on the WRKF APp, Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster will also be available as a podcast on the WRKF App.

NPR’s national issues and public affairs program, 1A, will continue on WRKF, following Talk Louisiana at 10 a.m.

Maassen, a 29-year radio veteran, led starting the news department that has focused on local news, culture and feature reporting at WWNO, the New Orleans NPR station. He was previously general manager of public radio stations WYSO in Ohio and WNTI in New Jersey.