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 Immaculee’ 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.

Journalist and Author Leo Honeycutt (formerly with WBRZ News) and attorney Julie Baxter (formerly with WAFB News) discuss the legacy of Judge Frank Polozola, who passed away late Sunday.

LSU Criminologist Dr. Matthew Lee discusses problems with crime in Baton Rouge.

Author Michael Hainey discusses his book, "After Visiting Friends", his very personal story of investigating the mysterious circumstances of his father's death.


Egyptian opera star Ashraf Sewailam discusses his upcoming appearance in Baton Rouge, and the current unrest in his home country.

Advocate entertainment writer John Wirt talks about the Louisiana connection at this Sunday's Academy Awards show.


Jim talks with Garret Graves, Chairman of the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority of Louisiana, and Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities.

From Southern University, Chancellor James Llorens and Admissions and Enrollment Director Michelle Hill discuss budget and enrollment challenges on The Bluff.


Jim chats with state  Senator  and Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Weston Broome about the coming Legislative session.

Author Leil Lowndes on her book, "How To Create Chemistry With Anyone"

Author Marilyn Yalom, talks about her book, "How The French Invented Love"


Jim talks with former LSU basketball great Stanley Roberts, who went back and got his degree from the Old War Skule at age 42.

Michael Chittom and John Treen join Jim to talk about the current state of the Republican Party.

Best-selling novelist Jackie Collins visits with Jim to discuss her latest book, "The Power Trip"


Dr. David Carmouche, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana, and BCBSLA economist Mike Bertaut talk about state Medicaid cuts and how they'll affect folks,  and changes this year brought about by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care act, also called "Obamacare".

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Conductor Tim Muffett discusses Diana Ross's sold out performance tonight, and the symphony's 2013 season.


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