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Jim Engster has worked as a featured columnist for Tiger Rag since the early 1980s.
Engster is the president of the Louisiana Radio Network, which provides news, sports and agriculture coverage to over 80 affiliate stations across the state of Louisiana. Engster also holds the position as president with Tiger Rag, “The Bible of LSU Sports.”
Engster purchased the majority stake in LRN and Tiger Rag in March of 2010 after managing both companies for four years.
Previously, Engster was general manager of WRKF-FM in Baton Rouge from 2003 to 2006. “The Jim Engster Show” debuted on WRKF in March of 2004 and has been the place for personalities to converge for discussions related to politics, business, sports and the arts. The program airs Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.
Jim hosted Louisiana Live, a statewide program that was heard from 1998 to 2003 on more than 20 LRN affiliate stations across the state. It was named three times by the Associated Press as the best public affairs program in Louisiana. Previously, he was news director of Louisiana Network for eleven years.
Engster is a native of New Orleans and is a graduate in journalism from LSU. His career in broadcasting began in 1979 when he aired his first newscast as a college student on WLSU from the station’s studios at Tiger Stadium.
Jim has interviewed nine Louisiana governors and has shared the microphone with countless local and national personalities. Engster was named Communicator of the Year for 2008 by the Public Relations Association of Louisiana and served as president of the Baton Rouge Press Club in 2009 and again in 2011. He received the YWCA Racial Justice Award in Baton Rouge in 2011.
Engster has also appeared regularly as a political analyst for WAFB-Channel 9 in Baton Rouge since 2002.