Stephen Waguespack Discusses Supporting Small Businesses


Stephen Waguespack from LABI was on the show today to explain the economic impact that the stay-at-home order is having on small businesses as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  Stephen says that a lot of local businesses in Louisiana might not recover from closing for at least a month.  In order to encourage people to support local businesses in during this difficult time, LABI has set up the Gift Card Challenge.  The Gift Card Challenge allows people to order a gift from a local restaurant or business and post a picture on social media with the hashtag #giftcardchallenge.  This is a great way to get the word out to convince people to support these businesses.  To learn more about the Gift Card Challenge, visit  

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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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