Watch out for scammers. Really.


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It’s sad, but true. There are people who crawl out of the woodwork to try and scam people who are victims of disaster.  People who, for a fee, will get you a “mold remediation certificate,” (they don’t exist), and, now, people who are texting, claiming they are with FEMA or another governmental agency asking for personal and financial information.  DO NOT respond.  The governors office, FEMA, the SBA all say that these are scammers.  The only time the official agencies use the phone is when you initiate the call. Period.  Please don’t let yourself be victimized twice.

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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