KLFY to spotlight Acadia Parish
As part of its ongoing effort to “be part of our viewing community,” KLFY TV 10 will be broadcasting live from the front of the Acadia Parish Courthouse during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newcasts Wednesday.
The broadcast is part of an ongoing program by the station to hold similar programs in the eight-parish area that makes up Acadiana. The 6 p.m. newscasts will last until 7 p.m. so that KLFY can focus more on Acadia Parish news and profile parish officials.
While both newscasts will, of course, still feature all news that affects the entire Acadiana region, they will also highlight many of the landmarks and attractions that are unique to each parish. Crowley’s City Hall Building, The Grand Opera House of the South and the Rice Theatre are among the places that the news crew will visit.
Among the officials who will be profiled are Acadia Assessor James “Jimbo” Petitjean, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson, Acadia Parish Tourism Director Gwen Hanks, Acadia Parish School Superintendent John E. Bourque and District 42 State Representative Jack Montoucet.
Crowley native Wayne Toups will be featured as well and is set to play throughout the broadcast. Toups will be playing uninterrupted between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. His performance, as will the rest of the broadcast, will be streamed on KLFY’s website.
“This is going to be an eight-part series with four of the broadcasts taking place in February and four in May,” said KLFY News Director Dwight Dugas. “So far we’ve been to Lafayette, Iberia and St. Landry parishes. We’re expecting this one to have the largest turnout.”
The public is encouraged to come to the broadcast and to watch Toups perform.
“This is an effort to bring our newscasts to these municipalities which are part of our viewing community,” said Dugas.