Narrated by

John Larroquette

Directed by

Tika Laudun

Produced by

Kevin Gautreaux
Randy LaBauve
Tika Laudun

Written by

Randy LaBauve
Kevin Gautreaux

Based on an original script by

Tika Laudun

Edited by

Kevin Gautreaux
Randy LaBauve

Photographed by

Keith Crews
Rex Q. Fortenberry
Tika Laudun

Music Composed and Performed by

Mike Esneault

Post Production Engineers

Peggy Fields
Todd Justice

Audio Post Production

Ben Williams

Sound Effects

Rex Q. Fortenberry
Kevin Gautreaux

Production Engineering Supervisor

Chris Miranda

Production Assistants

James Bennett
Sally Budd
Vikki Caston
Nada Tawfik


Bob Neese
Margaret Schlaudecker


Tammy Crawford
Jeanne Lamy
Mark Carroll

Executive Producer

Clay Fourrier

President and CEO

Beth Courtney


Barry Jean Ancelet – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kevin Fontenot – Tulane University
Joey Kent – The Louisiana Hayride, Inc.
Dominic Massa – WWL TV
Scott McCraw – University of New Orleans
Nick Spitzer – University of New Orleans

Rex Shoots Radio

Theme Song

"Who Listens to Radio?"
with Sarah Vaughn and Quincy Jones
words and music by Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg, Ltd.

Film and Sound Recordings
and Images Courtesy of the Following Collections

Excerpts from Les Blank's Films,
Spend It All, Dry Wood and J'ai Ete Au Bal
Courtesy of Flower Films and Brazos Films

Original Louisiana Hayride recordings provided by Joey Kent, The Louisiana Hayride Archives

Camera Set-up for Radio

Johnnie Allan

Jack Barham, Photographer

Belton Richard and The Musical Aces

Jay Bermo

Shane Bernard

Ryan Brasseaux

Willie Caston Jr.

Rick Coleman, Photographer

Dave’s Classic Collectibles

Bob Dunn

Steve “Coz” Fontenot

Greater New Orleans Broadcasters Association

Hogan Jazz Archives

Joyce Jackson

Joey Kent, The Louisiana Hayride Archives

KNOE, Monroe

Don Lagarde

Michelle LeBlanc
Louisiana Collection, State Library of Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Noel Memorial Library Archives

Loyola University Archives

Larry McKinley

Rene Mouledoux

The National D-Day Museum

Margie O’Dair

Sonny Randon, Photographer

Jim Russell

Shirley Toliver Sapp

Goldman Thibodeaux

Tulane University Libraries Special Collections

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

George Whitaker

WTIX – New Orleans

WWOZ Radio, New Orleans

Barry Jean Ancelet

Todd Bauer

Dave Bergin

Rod Bernard

Alex Bowab

George Carlin

The Center for Louisiana Studies

Ray Cresson, Photographer

B. B. Davis

The Edith Garland Durpre’ Library

Judith Fisher Freed

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Howard Noel, Jr. and Cajun Boogie

Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajun Band

Gene Knight

KRVS Radio, Lafayette

Randy Lauman

Library of Congress

Louisiana State Archives

The Louisiana Weekly

Mike Luster

Robert McKinnis

The National Archives

New Orleans Public Library

Ginger Reeder

Ben Sandmel

Ralph Sims

The Times Picayune

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Bob Walker

WJBO, Baton Rouge

WWL TV, New Orleans

Zion Travelers Spiritual Singers


Wayne & Barbara Babin
Joe Bergeron
Vincent Davis
Larry Jones
George Landess
Skipper McAdams
Don & Sonya Sherman
Claire Taylor
Luke Taylor
Travis Bankston
George and Verlane D’Antoni
Allie DiCharry
Phillip LaBauve
Bob Leche
Ben Morvant
Allen Taylor
Katie Taylor
Mary Joe Taylor

Location Assistance Provided by

American Routes, New Orleans

Sanders and Suzanne Hearne, Shreveport

KEUN, Eunice

Liberty Theater, Eunice

Penny’s Diner, Livonia, LA

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

WWOZ, New Orleans
Fred’s Lounge, Mamou

KBON, Eunice

KRVS, Lafayette

LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

WTIX, New Orleans

Props Courtesy of

Baton Rouge Antique Car Association,
Baton Rouge Chapter

Todd Bauer

Dell Radio & TV Service, Inc.

LSU Rural Life Museum

Wallace McKenzie

Marsha Rish

John Tarver
Antique Automobile Club of Amercia

Phil Boydston

Honeymoon Bungalow Empire

Jim McDaniel

Music Treasure Chest

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium Museum

Special Thanks

Chuck Bailey
Mike Costello
Wayne Everard
Randolph Francis
Noel Jackson
John Laudun
Roland Manuel
Hermelinda Mizell
Belton Richard
Sue Vasseur
Randy & Blaine Listen to Radio
Shugana Campbell
Jerry Devillier
David Floyd
Joan Gaulene
Blaine Landry
Betty Jo LeBrun
Laura McLemore
Robert Randy
Team Honda
Catherine White

Appearing In The Program

Joey Kent
KWKH Historian

Kevin Fontenot
Instructor of History
Tulane University

Jimmy Fitzmorris
Former Lt. Governor of Louisiana

Ralph Sims
Former WJBO Reporter

George Jones
Louisiana Resident

Bob Walker
New Orleans Radio Historian

Margie O'Dair
Dawnbuster's Personality

Cosimo Matassa
Recording Engineer

Frank Page
Former Louisiana Hayride Announcer

Art Neville
Recording Artist

Tex Stephens

Nick Spitzer
Professor of Folklore and Cultural Conservation
University of New Orleans.

Don Logan
Former KEEL DJ

Maury McGill
Former Blue Room Announcer

Claude "B.B." Davis
Former KOKA DJ

Larry McKinley

Bob French

Rod Bernard
Recording Artist

Karl DeRouen
KEUN Station Manager

Barry Jean Ancelet
Professor of Folklore and Francophone Studies
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Paul Marx
KBON station owner

Goldman Thibodeaux
Recording Artist

Robert McKinnis
Zion Travelers Spiritual Group

Ado Dyson
Zion Travelers Spiritual Group


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