John Delgado talks about running for Mayor

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red bayou showScott McKay is out this week, but I sat down with Metro Councilman John Delgado to talk about running for Mayor on this week’s show. The bulk of the conversation was on economic development and Councilman Delgado’s vision for Baton Rouge. I asked John to “armchair quarterback” Mayor Holden’s performance in a number of different areas that are of vital importance to the city. We talked about crime, education, and go into how the Mayor handled the Alton Sterling shooting.

I also asked Delgado about his battle ahead in the race. Namely, how does he “reconcile with the people he has pissed off?” Councilman Delgado has grown a reputation of saying some bombastic things, and I asked him point blank how he plans to go back and ask for the votes of people he has called “The Baton Rouge Taliban.”
We also talk a little campaign strategy, and dive into who Councilman Delgado feels is his main competition.

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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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