First Annual Evangeline Parish French Camp for Kids
The First Annual Parish French Camp for Kids June 17-21 at Chataignier Elementary School from 9:00am to 12 noon. The camp is for children ages 4-7. Children will play, sing, exercise, color and count in French . There will be a little showcase for parents, grand parents and friends at the end of the camp. Special discount pricing for early bird registration by May 10. Final deadline to register is May 31. Registration forms are available at KVPI, Ville Platte City Hall and Ville Platte Library. Let's make this a big success by signing up your children today.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner in our Mystery Mom Contest
Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Jamie Ardoin, shown on the right, being presented the Paragon Casino prize certificates from KVPI's Cheryl DeBaillon . That is her daughter holding her Mother's Day bouquet from the Flower Patch.
Oldies 92-5 KVPI has a special prize for Mom on Mother's Day
Congratulations to our winners in our Mystery Mom contest. Our Grand Prize winner is Jamie Ardoin. She has won a $350 prize package at Paragon Casino including a one night stay, meal and a spa treatment. Our consolation moms each won a bouquet of flowers compliments of The Flower Patch in Ville Platte. They are: Annette Johnson, Carolyn menard, Liz Lafleur and Betsy Fontenot. Thanks to everyone who qualified. Happy Mother's Day from Oldies 92.5.
CBS News Commentator Dave Ross joins KVPI Noon Report
CBS News Commentator Dave Ross joins the KVPI Noon News reportstarting Monday at 12:05. Hear his take on what's going on in the world weekdays on Noon Report on KVPI AM and FM.
Boggy Bayou Representatives visit J.C. and Randy
Boggy Bayou Festival President Bernice Ardoin, in the middle, along with current Boggy Bayou Festival Queen Carly Chaumont, in rear, visits with J.C. and Randy during their show today.
Memphis DJ Alex Ward's popular Oldies Show comes to Oldies 92.5 KVPI
DJ Alex Ward , shown here with Cleve Duncan of the legendary Doo Wop group, the Penguins, begins to air his popular oldies show Sunday nights from 6-8pm right here on Oldies 92.5 . Listen to classic commercials, interview clips and the stories behind your favorite oldies on the "Pig and Whistle Oldies Show".
Oldies 92-5 KVPI Captures Radio Station of the Year Honors
For the third year, Oldies 92-5 KVPI-FM was recognized by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Thursday as "Radio Station of the Year" for our community service. Also our Traffic Director Cheryl DeBaillon was given the Distinguished Service award for her many years in the radio industry. Attending the Prestige Awards were from left Mark Layne, Cheryl DeBaillon, Becky Vidrine, Bonnie Fontenot, Randy Guillory and Dr. Rhonda Pucheu, President of Ville Platte Broadcasting Company.
Oldies 92-5 KVPI Valentine Photo Grand Prize Winner is Tiffany Deshotel and Rusty LaFleur
Our grand prize winning couple was the top vote getters receiving 599 votes. They will receive the Croton watch , a romantic one night stay at Coushatta Casino Hotel and a meal for two at the Big Sky Steak House at Coushatta Casino. Coming in second was Darrel and Alicia Ortego with 503 votes and coming in third place with Gene and Linda Wilsonwith 283 votes. Thanks to all the couples who participated in our contest. Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Oldies 92-5 KVPI!
Evangeline Parish Dance Team who danced at the Superbowl visited KVPI Studios
High School girls from Ville Platte and Pine Prairie who participated during half time dancing with Beyonce at the Super Bowl, visited KVPI Studios. While they visited with us, they taped an interview that we will play back Wednesday Feb. 13 at 3:30pm.
Randy and J.C. Show
Tune in to the Randy and J.C. Show weekday mornings from 9-11am Tuesday through Friday mornings on Oldies 92-5 KVPI.Fun conversation and great oldies.
Time Warp is on Oldies 92-5 KVPI
Time Warp, radio's favorite journey through the past, bringing you the sights and sounds of the 60's, 70's and 80's mixed with greatest classic rock of all time hosted by the legendary Bill St. James, Sundays from 2:00-6:00pm on Oldies 92.5 KVPI.
Randy gets a special gift from fans of JC and Randy
It's Hammer Time!!
Foreign Exchange Students Visit KVPI Studios
We interviewed Tom from Belgium, Andrea from Spain and Ida from Norway. Hear that interview today at 12:30pm on KVPI AM and FM. All three students are International Student Exchange students. The local representative is Ranisha Richard who is need of more host families. Contact her at (337) 322-1249.
Ville Platte High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios this week and recorded special cheers for this football season.
Sacred Heart High Cheerleaders Visit Oldies 92.5
The Sacred Heart High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios Monday to record special cheers for the football season.
Oldies 92-5 KVPI is giving you a chance to sit in on a sports broadcast
KVPI SPORTS IS GIVING SOME LUCKY LISTENER THE CHANCE TO SIT IN DURING OUR OF OUR SPORTS BROADCASTS. THROUGH THE YEARS, SPORTS DIRECTOR RANDY GUILLORY (GILL-REE) HAS DONE HUNDREDS OF GAMES INVOLVING LOCAL AND AREA TEAMS AND HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SPORTS COVERAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND OTHERS. NOW WE’RE GIVING ONE OF OUR SPORTS FANS THE CHANCE TO SIT IN THE PRESS BOX THIS FOOTBALL SEASON AND WATCH WHILE RANDY DOES HIS PLAY BY PLAY. TO QUALIFY, EMAIL US AT KVPIAMFM@GMAIL.COM OR GO TO OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE AND CLICK LIKE. WE’LL HAVE A DRAWING ON OCTOBER 3 FROM ALL OF OUR ENTRIES AND SELECT ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER. YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER. GOOD LUCK FROM KVPI SPORTS.
Coast To Coast AM is coming to KVPI AM
Tune in to the most listened to overnight show in America nightly on our sister station, KVPI 1050 AM: "Coast to Coast AM with George Noory". Every night, 12 midnight to 6:00am, listen to discussions of conspiracy theories, UFO's, life after death and the unexplained. Be sure to tune in.
Lopstock 11 September 29
Make plans to attend the annual Lopstock event Saturday Sept. 29 with Bert Miller, Doug Ardoin and the Original 1950's Boogie Kings and special guests.
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Capitol RecordsRod Stewart's latest album scored a #7 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, but it's made an even bigger splash on the other side of the pond. Time, the first full-length collection of original tunes the singer's released in more than 20 years, has topped the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart.
The milestone not only marks Stewart's eighth #1 album overall in his home country, it also gives him a U.K. record for the most years between chart-topping releases: 34. Rod's last album to reach #1 was 1979's Greatest Hits Volume 1 compilation. The previous record was held by Tom Jones, whose album Reload topped the Official Albums Chart in 2000, 32 years after Jones's studio effort Delilah did.
"Well, knock me down with a feather," Stewart commented to OfficialCharts.com. "Just goes to show there's still plenty of songs left in the old violin. Thank you!"
By the way, the worldwide record for the most years between chart-topping albums is 38 years, set by Bob Dylan, whose 2009 release Together Through Life was his first #1 on the Billboard 200 since and 1970's New Morning.
Jim McCrary/RedfernsOne-time Derek and the Dominos drummer Jim Gordon, who's been in prison since killing his mother in 1983, was denied parole last month and won't be able to apply for it again until at least 2018. According to Rolling Stone, a transcript from the hearing reveals that a California parole-board panel considers the 67-year-old musician "a danger to society if released from prison," noting that he's unwilling to take court-ordered medication.
Gordon stabbed his 71-year-old mother to death at her Los Angeles-area home in June 1983. At the time of his arrest, he claimed that he was driven to the act because he'd been hearing the voice of his mother tormenting him for years.
Rolling Stone reports that Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alexis de la Garza told the panel that Gordon continues to exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia and that he's "medically and psychologically noncompliant." He added that the musician "is seriously psychologically incapacitated, and he is a danger when he is not taking his medication."
The transcript of the proceedings also reveals that at a 2005 hearing, Gordon thought that his mother was still alive. In addition, before the new hearing, the drummer would not meet with his lawyer, who unsuccessfully attempted to get the hearing pushed back until next year.
The panel suggested that Gordon needed to seek help for substance abuse, noting that it would make a final decision in August regarding the next hearing not taking place for another five years.
In addition to playing drums for Derek and the Dominos, Gordon also composed the famous piano coda that's heard at the end of the band's classic song "Layla." He also drummed on dozens of other popular albums, including The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, John Lennon's Imagine, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Steely Dan's Pretzel Logic and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
Before killing his mother, Gordon had experienced years of erratic behavior that included abusive incidents with women, problems with substance abuse and violent confrontations with fellow musicians. He also had checked himself into hospitals seeking help on many occasions.
Cleopatra RecordsFounding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies' new album, I Will Be Me, won't be released until June 4, but the legendary rocker is giving fans the chance to preview the collection online now. All of the album's 13 tracks currently are streaming at Cleopatra Records' SoundCloud page.
I Will Be Me features guest appearances by an eclectic group of musicians, including veteran U.K. guitarist Chris Spedding, alt-country band The Jayhawks, punk group Anti-Flag, young stoner band Dead Meadow, Australian rock act The Art and British blues man Oli Brown. Davies will be selling copies of the album during his upcoming U.S. tour, which kicks off with a three-night stand, May 27-29, at the City Winery in New York City. He'll also be playing a free June 4 show at the same venue as part of the fifth annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival.
Here are all of Dave Davies' stateside tour dates:
5/27 -- New York, NY, City Winery 5/28 -- New York, NY, City Winery 5/29 -- New York, NY, City Winery 5/30 -- Shirley, MA, The Bull Run 5/31 -- Norfolk, CT, Infinity Hall 6/1 -- Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest Café 6/2 -- Fall River, MA, Narrows Center for the Arts 6/4 -- New York, NY, City Winery - Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (free show) 6/6 -- Hermosa Beach, CA, Sainte Rock 6/7 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House 6/9 -- Agoura Hills, CA, The Canyon 6/11 -- Del Mar, CA, San Diego County Fair
Darren Julien with guitar; Facebook.com/JuliensAuctionsA guitar once played by John Lennon and his Beatles band mate George Harrison sold at auction over the weekend for 408 thousand dollars.
The VOX guitar, featured in a Julien's Auctions sale in New York, was played by Lennon while recording a video for "Hello, Goodbye." Harrison used it to practice "I Am The Walrus" during the making of The Magical Mystery Tour project.
The instrument had been displayed in Ireland, the U.K. and New York prior to Saturday's sale.
Image courtesy Alan O'Day/ Stephen Paley via FacebookAlan O'Day, who wrote songs for artists such as Cher and The Righteous Brothers and recorded the 1977 chart-topping hit "Undercover Angel," has died.
O'Day died of cancer Friday at his Westwood, California, home at the age of 72.
O'Day's most notable songwriting credits include Cher's "Train of Thought," The Righteous Brothers' "Rock and Roll Heaven," and Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby," the latter of which reached number one in 1974.
O'Day also co-wrote nearly 100 songs for the 1980s animated TV series Muppet Babies.
Photo: Julie GardnerNeil Young & Crazy Horse have lined up their first U.S. concert event of 2013. The band will be one of the headliners at the inaugural Interlocken Music Festival, scheduled for September 5-8 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Other acts on the initial bill include the Grateful Dead spinoff group Furthur, The Black Crowes, veteran jam band The String Cheese Incident, and country star Zac Brown.
The four-day event is being organized by HORDE festival founder David Frey and Peter Shapiro, the one-time owner famed New York City rock venue Wetlands Preserve. The music extravaganza will feature fewer artists playing longer sets on two alternating stages, with no breaks in the music throughout the day. Many of the performers are expected to play sets on multiple days during the festival, with artists encouraged to collaborate with each other on stage.
The Interlocken Music Festival also will offer locally-sourced food and beverages, while the organizers will place a focus on keeping the festivities environmentally conscious. Early bird general admission tickets and VIP packages will go on sale Thursday, May 23, at 10 a.m. ET. Visit InterlockenFestival.com for more details.
Gus Stewart/RedfernsThe 13th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash will be held Sunday night at New York City's Bowery Electric club, just up the block from where CBGB was located. The special show, which falls on what would have been the late Ramones frontman's 62nd birthday, will feature performances by late-era Ramones bassist CJ Ramone, Dictators bassist/songwriter Andy Shernoff, Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers member Walter Lure and Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, among many others.
Proceeds raised by the concert will go toward the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research. The singer died in April 2001 at age 49 after battling lymphoma.
Specially created T-shirts and posters featuring a cartoon depiction of Joey surfing have been designed by Punk magazine co-founder and illustrator John Holmgren. They will be sold at the concert and also are available at the recently relaunched official Joey Ramone online store.
Kevin Mazur/WireImageRock and Roll history was made on April 18 in Los Angeles when Heart, late disco queen Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Canadian prog-rock legends Rush, rap-rock pioneers Public Enemy, late bluesman Albert King and producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can check out all of the highlights from the star-studded event by tuning in to HBO on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT to catch the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony special.
The bash featured too many memorable moments to mention but here are a number of highlights we've selected to whet your appetite in advance of the show:
-- Heart performing their classic "Barracuda" with Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready. -- Jennifer Hudson honoring Donna Summer with renditions of her hits "Bad Girls" and "The Last Dance." -- Randy Newman performing a rendition of "I Love L.A." with help from John Fogerty, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne. -- Newman playing his song and "I'm Dead but I Don't Know It" with the Eagles' Don Henley, who helped induct his fellow singer/songwriter. -- John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr. and Booker T & the MGs keyboardist Booker T. Jones saluting Albert King with a rendition of "Born Under a Bad Sign." -- Carole King toasting Lou Adler with a performance of "So Far Away." -- Oprah Winfrey making a surprise appearance to induct Quincy Jones. -- Usher paying tribute to Jones with a performance of the late Michael Jackson's "Rock with You." -- Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson accepting his induction by delivering a speech consisting of the word "blah" repeated over and over again.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air numerous additional times on HBO stations following its debut screening. It also will be available for a limited time via the HBO On Demand service. Visit HBO.com for more details.
NEW FOSSIL NAMED AFTER JOHNNY DEPP: Scientists have named a newly discovered fossil after Johnny Depp because of its resemblance to the actor's character Edward Scissorhands. According to David Legg of London's Imperial College, the half-billion-year-old fossil was named Kooteninchela deppi because of the creature's isolated claws.
SHARON AND OZZY OSBOURNE HIT THE RED CARPET TOGETHER:Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne seem to be making strides to improve their marriage. After being spotted getting cozy together at lunch on Saturday (May 18th,) the couple appeared happy while walking the red carpet at an event in Beverly Hills with their daughter Kelly later in the evening.
JAMES FRANCO PAINTS A MURAL IN WILLIAMSBURG: While most actors make the rounds on the talk show circuit to promote a new film, James Franco decided to paint a mural in Brooklyn. James created a mural called "This is The End" which features portraits of all of his co-stars from the upcoming movie of the same name.
EVA LONGORIA HAS A WARDROBE MALFUNCTION:Eva Longoria suffered a wardrobe malfunction while walking the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 18th.) The Desperate Housewives actress was attending a screening of Jimmy P. Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian when she showed the world that she wasn't wearing any underwear by hiking up her dress to avoid rain puddles and to walk up a set of stairs.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE ALMOST LITERALLY BECAME THE GIRL ON FIRE:Jennifer Lawrence almost became the girl on fire at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire party in Cannes when an eight-foot column with a platter of candles reportedly fell on top of her and Liam Hemsworth. According to E! News, nobody was injured by the fall and the two actors seemed to laugh off the incident.
Iron Man 3 actor Ashley Hamilton has overcome alcohol and drug addiction and seems to be on the right track to getting his career back but he admits that he still struggles with personal demons. The 38-year-old is opening up for the first time about his lifelong issues with food.
Ashley tells People, "I suffered from bulimia and anorexia. I believe it was my problem before I got into drugs and alcohol. I used the drugs and alcohol to control the food addiction." Hamilton sought treatment for his disorder over the past year but has not completely gotten over it. He added, "I don't have it perfect now. I've been free from bulimia for years but I still struggle with food, restricting or overeating. That's been the hardest for me in sobriety. When I speak at meetings I have people come up to me and say I suffer from it, too, but I'm too afraid to talk about it because it's so painful. It's almost like drug addiction is totally acceptable to talk about in Hollywood. But food addiction? Nobody wants to talk about that. It's really shameful as a man to have that."
Christoph Waltz was being interviewed at Cannes on a French news program called Le Grand Journal on Friday (May 17th) when a gun was fired nearby causing chaos on set. The Django Unchained star was quickly ushered away from the scene as audience members rushed the stage in panic.
According to TMZ, the bullets fired were blanks and did not make contact with anyone. The shooter was apprehended shortly after the incident.
As previously reported, $1 million worth of jewels were stolen from a jewelry company at the film festival on the same day.
It appears that the eternal love of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan has reached its expiration date. Though reps for the actors have not confirmed or denied the rumors, sources tell People that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have called it quits for the time being.
According to the website, the breakup may have something to do with Rob ditching out on his 27th birthday plans that Kristen supposedly planned for him. E! News is reporting that the couple will continue to live together to take care of their dogs even though Kristen is "heartbroken" about the breakup.
Sources also believe that this may just be a temporary break and that they will be back together again especially if they continue to see each other often.
Even though Teen Mom'sFarrah Abraham has done reality TV and earned a huge payday for her sex tape, she does not agree with the comparisons people are making between her and Kim Kardashian. The 21-year-old actually believes her career has already exceeded Kim's.
She tells Metropolitan Nights magazine in their June issue, "I definitely feel it's an unfair comparison. I have been very successful with other things in my life besides just being a reality TV star. I have books and other things going on in my life that outshine Kim Kardashian. I feel I just outshine her when it comes to both our personal and professional lives." Farrah then goes on to diss Kim on some of the decisions she has made saying, "That's why I don't like being compared to her. We're two really different people. I don't foresee myself getting married more than once. I don't see myself making the same choices that she has made. Good or bad, I just feel I'm going to be a smarter person. I don't want to be negative, we're just different people. I wish her the best, but I'm going to focus on my life."
18-year-old Courtney Stodden has taken one step closer to a full-fledged porn career. Though the reality star has never been shy about her sexuality, now she has revealed that she made a sex tape shortly after her 18th birthday last August.
Courtney confessed to E! News that the tape exists but that it is for her private collection and she has no plans to release it. She said, "Hackers, don't even go there cause you'll find nothing. I don't want to put any images in people's mind; I'm gonna leave it up to you guys to think what you want." The tape features Stodden doing a "solo performance."
Courtney recently posed nude on the cover of Girls and Corpses magazine and has expressed interest in posing for Playboy.
Reports say that Wade Robson would like to use Michael Jackson's ex housekeeper's testimony for his new civil suit against Michael's estate. As previously reported, Robson has sued Michael's estate, claiming that Michael molested him from age 7 to 14.
Sources close to the case say that Wade's lawyers are "dissecting Blanca Francia's testimony during Jackson's 2005 molestation trial" -- where she testified that she saw Michael showering naked with a 7 or 8-year old Wade. She described seeing Michael's underwear on the floor outside the shower, as well as Wade's neon green underwear. She added that she couldn't see what Michael was doing, but heard him laughing.
Wade's lawyer is contacting Blanca to see if she would be willing to cooperate in his new case.
BEN AFFLECK'S 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' FINALE POSTS AVERAGE RATINGS: The season finale of Saturday Night Live featuring Ben Affleck with musical guest Kanye West earned mediocre ratings and was down 10% from last year's finale with Mick Jagger. This season's highest rated episode was when Justin Timberlake hosted on March 9th.
CHARLIE ROSE HEADING TO PBS PRIMETIME: PBS will be launching a new primetime show on Fridays starting in July called Charlie Rose Weekend. According to Deadline, the show will combine highlights from his late night show with new interviews and discussions of topics in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports and will replace the network's Need to Know news mag.
CHRIS EVANS BEING EYED FOR STEPHEN KING PROJECT:Captain America star Chris Evans is in talks to star in an adaptation of Stephen King'sThe Ten O'Clock People from his book of short stories called Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Justin Long was previously attached to the project but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts.
BBC RENEWS 'DOCTOR WHO': BBC has announced that Steven Moffat will return to play Doctor Who for an eight season. There is also a 50th anniversary special slated to air on the network on November 23rd.
'WORLD WAR Z' TO OPEN 35TH MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It was announced at Cannes that Paramount's World War Z will open the Moscow International Film Festival being held June 20th to 29th. The film opens in the United States on June 21st.