KBON in the News

C’est KBON
With its 10th anniversary approaching, homegrown Eunice radio station KBON has defied the odds to become a regional powerhouse.
“In the DJ booth at KBON 101.1 FM, owner Paul Marx is ironing out the details of an insurance policy for the station’s new mobile broadcasting vehicle with his receptionist. Without a word and no prompting, he swivels his chair around, nearly kisses the microphone and summons his boisterous, south Louisiana disc jockey voice.”…Read complete Article from The Independent Weekly.
Thursday Jan. 25th, 2007 KBON was the recipient of OffBeat’s “Best of The Beat” award for “BEST RADIO STATION”.
Paul Marx, owner of KBON is the 2006 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recipient for “35 years of Distinguished Service in Broadcasting” (all those years promoting Louisiana musicians) and “The Golden Mike Award” (The highest honor paid to a broadcaster) for dedication to promoting the state of Louisiana.
Want to take a virtual Tour of the KBON Studios? Join Todd Ortego on this short walk through of our Louisiana Proud broadcast facility. (Approx 7 MB –  MM Flash)
Watch LPBS Video New Video :: Louisiana Public Broadcasting feature on Paul Marx and KBON (View in Window Media Format )
Bored with your Radio Station?
Tired of listening to the same 30 or 40 songs over and over? Louisiana Proud KBON 101.1 FM can change your life! (Approx 4 MB – Flash)
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“Ayieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, où le ice chest, beb
KBON on African Safari
Email from a Loyal KBON Fan“Went on a hunting Safari in Zambia last month and my daughter Taylor and I taught our African trackers the KBON hook!
So there, you now have free advertisement in Zambia! These were the first French words spoken by these guys. That’s me (the white dude) helping them out!” ~ C. Miller


Here are just a few of the recognitions “Louisiana Proud” KBON 101.1FM has received over the years….

* KBON was featured with a 1/2 page story in The New York Times.

* Nationally distributed Chile Peppers Magazine did a four page story & photos about KBON.

* KBON has been featured in newspapers & magazines in numerous countries including France, Canada, Germany Switzerland, Australia, and Belgium.

* A reporter came from The Philadelphia Inquirer and spent a week in Eunice, writing a feature article on “Louisiana Proud” KBON 101.1. The story was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer as well as reprinted and carried in newspapers across the country, including Anchorage, Alaska, Atlantic City, N.J., Paradise, California, Palm Beach, Florida, Sarasota, Florida, Bradenton Florida, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, plus many others. The printed story on KBON also appeared also on the MSNBC website.

* A very nice mention of the positive thing we are doing here at KBON appeared in the National Geographic Travel Magazine.

* KBON was featured in the Jan. 2005 edition of BILLBOARD RADIO MONITOR with an article titled “MEET THE RAGIN CAJUN OF RADIO”

* Louisiana Public Broadcasting did a feature story on KBON for television, which aired numerous times and seen through-out Louisiana.

* KBON has had several TV broadcasting film crews come to the station including a film crew from Tennessee who did a segment on KBON, which aired as part of a Nationally TV Special broadcast titled “HOMEMADE MUSIC”, which aired on two different stations and watched by a total of about 6,000,000 viewers.

* KBON has also had film crews visit from Canada, France, Italy and Japan, who did feature stories about KBON to air on Public Broadcasting in their various country.