Hi, y’all. My name is Kassie, and I am from good old Southwest Louisiana. I was born in Texas, adopted as a baby, and raised in Sulphur. I graduated from Sulphur High School and study Mass Communications at McNeese State University, Geaux Pokes! My mother and father both worked for the Calcasieu Parish school system for many years. Music was a staple in my house between my father who introduced me to old country and my mother who loved swamp pop to ‘50s. There was nothing better than sitting at the camp as a kid listening to music while dad would fry up some fish and throw back a few cold ones. We would eat and dance the night away. My own slice of heaven is right here in Southwest Louisiana. I am excited to be a part of the Gator 99.5 family and can’t wait to meet the best listeners in SWLA.
Ten Thousand Dollar Mega Millions Winner in Lake Charles
This is one way to celebrate social distancing! The Shop Rite on Country Club in Lake Charles sold a ten thousand dollar winning ticket.
Louisiana Fire Marshall Issued a Statewide Burn Ban
This decision was made Tuesday March 24 by the state Fire Marshal Butch Browning and the Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain.
The Salvation Army is Open and Needing Donations
The Salvation Army in Lake Charles is staying open and is in desperate need of donations.
Today Starts the Closure of School Meal Sites
The Calcasieu Parish School Board has made a hard decision to close down the meal sites at the parish schools in lieu of the recent Stay Home order made by Governor John Bell Edwards.
Disney on Ice Has Been Canceled in Lake Charles
The long awaited Disney on Ice Dream Big show has been canceled for the Lake Charles Civic Center.
LifeShare Urges People to Donate Since Supplies are Low
LifeShare has been urging people to donate blood due to a shortage of blood supply. Blood is an essential part of health care.
Companies Offering Financial Help Due to Coronavirus
With so many companies closing because of coronavirus, many Americans are facing unemployment.
Prien Lake Mall Closed Due To COVID-19
The Prien Lake Mall has closed. This includes stores and their employees.
Local Artist Performs for Seniors at Tower Oaks
A local artist and her husband wanted to bring some love and light to the seniors living at tower oaks in Lake Charles.
Restaurants Offering To-Go, Pickup, and Delivery Around SWLA
These are all the area restaurants providing to-go, pick-up, and/or delivery options we know of so far.
COVID-19 Bartender Emergency Assistance Program Available
The USBG National Charity Foundation is offering bartenders some relief amidst the recent closure of bars, restaurants, and casinos.
McNeese Addresses Concerns Regarding Coronavirus
McNeese State University has released its plans regarding the coronavirus.