Why You Should be Listening All Day

By Jeff Thomas

What do Mayor LaToya Cantrell, NFL Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor, Willie Roaf, Earl Campbell, Freedom Rider Doadie Smith, Mardi Gras Big Chief David Montana, and Will Sutton of NOLA.com have in common? All of them appeared exclusively on the all new WBOK 1230 am radio in February.  The new WBOK’s first full month of broadcasting has filled the radio airwaves of New Orleans with the absolute best talk radio in the city of New Orleans. 

Legendary media personalities like Ro Brown, Kelder Summers, Gerod Stevens, join station veteran Oliver Thomas to form an unbeatable lineup of hosts.  But wait there’s more.  Saints legend and NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson has the best sports talk show in the city.  And local actor and cultural expert Graylen Banks joins the crew with a  NOLA themed show called the Neutral Ground

Wake Up with the Professor and Reagan

Each day starts with gospel music from 5-6:00am followed by the hilariously funny yet always uplifting show called Wake Up with The Professor and Reagan.  Their show is a rip-roaring early morning look at family situations and current events that The Professor offers a sometimes jarring,  always realistic and usually humorous look at the choices people make and the consequences they find themselves in as a result.  Cohost Reagan helps The Professor see a different perspective and provides a steading dish of reason and perspective.  You can catch them from 6-7am every weekday.

The Good Morning Show

Next up from 7-10am is former city councilman Oliver “OT” Thomas who provides uncompromised commentary on politics, economics, business, health, shucks just life in general.  Oliver’s extreme intelligence allows him to break down complex multi-layered issues into easy to understand nuggets that listeners can use to make decisions.  Most importantly, OT is fair and objective in all of his interviews, which is one reason why you can only get live radio interviews from Mayor LaToya Cantrell on WBOK 1230 am.

The Neutral Ground

Radio veteran Kelder Summers delivers more than her trademark melodic voice daily during her show couched in New Orleans culture.  “From the front porch” she pairs with local renaissance man Graylen Banks, and they deliver fun and light but informative and enriching information daily about the culture of America’s most unique city.  From Mardi Gras  Big Chiefs to places to go and things to eat in and around our great city, you should tune in every weekday morning from 10 to 12.

The Reality Check

He’s baaack ladies and gentlemen.  Gerod Stevens, the highest rated talk show host in the city of New Orleans, is back on the air at WBOK.  His trademark wit and colloquialisms are only offset by his journalistic expertise and ability to get to the truth of the matter.  His guests have included, NOPD Chief Sean Ferguson, Senator Jimmy Harris, presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager, and Freedom Rider, Doretha “Doadie” Smith. His deep connections and unfettered search for the bottom line combine to deliver stories which expose and expound.  Callers form around the country tune and call in providing daily banter that both entertains and enlightens.  Weekdays from 1-4:00pm

The Rickey and Ro Show

NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson and sports guru Ro Brown have delivered more Hall of Fame guests – Lawrence Taylor, Franco Harris, Eric Dickerson, Willie Roaf, Richard Dent, Earl Campbell- and other legends like Saints HOF -Tyronne Hughes and George Rogers- and all time college greats Doug Williams and  Hugh Green to name a few – than any other sports talk show in the country!  In just the month of February. Just the guests are worth listening. But hearing Rickey Jackson’s take on all sports is educational, illuminating and often laugh out loud funny.  Meanwhile Ro Brown amazes us all daily with his encyclopedic knowledge of all sports and especially all time Louisiana and New Orleans sports legends.  This is the best sports talk show in the market!  Her them from 4-6 M-F.

The Big Time Sports Show

Reggie Flood – who often joins the Rickey and Ro Show – is not just HBCU sports expert but also can be found around local high school locker rooms and sports fields.  He is now joined by Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes. Her lively personality and contagious energy are only bested by her knowledge of NAIA sports. A versatile sports veteran, Dr. Barnes is also the athletic director of Dillard University here in New Orleans. They deliver sports commentary and life advice in a fun and entertaining segment. Catch Reggie and Kiki’s show weeknights from 6-7.

Amazingly new and informative WBOK the legendary black owned radio station in New Orleans is set to deliver great information for years to come. 

7 thoughts on “WBOK – The Best Talk Radio in New Orleans”
  1. WBOK 1230AM is my favorite station it stays on 24/7 in my household. Just happy regular programming is back with OT and Gerod!!!
    Now is the time for sponsors to start supporting!!

  2. WBOK should be fighting for Peter “Champ” Clark, one of its first sportscasters, to be recognized as an outstanding broadcaster by.the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

  3. What else is NOLA ‘Talkin ‘Bout? 5 Kittens…

    LBRC- What else is NOLA ‘Talkin ‘Bout? Young people question what Adults really know. Occasionally, we are asked by unusually insightful young people to evaluate what we think they really know. So…, hopefully minus “Highly Technical” Rhetoric? 

    1. What we know? What does “Solid” Science says? Frontal Brain Lobes are immature at birth. Generally, they don’t mature until late into the twenties with respect to “Chronological” age. Immature Frontal Lobes “Mentally Synthesize” poorly, tending to “Poor Quality” of life issues?

    2. Is it really surprising when-

    a. Young immature Frontal Lobes experiment with negligence?  Science is all about experimentation, however- Any Chemistry Instructor worth their salt teaches? The Laboratory is no place for tasting and the absolutely last thing you want to put into your mouth is an unknown or untested chemical! Yet? Young Immature Lobes (Chronological, Organic and Mental) will aggressively use and test Chemicals aka drugs and concoctions from “Unknown” origins! Problematic? The Chronological Frontal Lobe vs The Mental aka Growth and Maturation! “Not every Young Person or Adult Matures  congruent with their age! Implications?  

    b. Lots of immature Adults, some organic (The Normal Bell Curve), behave and “Mentally Synthesize” like children! Immature Frontal Lobes are “Poor Discerners of Risk”! Sociology 101 is acutely sensitive to needs like Food, Clothing and Shelter aka “Survival”! Which so- called “Mature” adult self diminishes chances for survival (Disclaimer: Ask a Qualified Professional)? Cursory observations? Lots of so- called Adults are “Mental Children” aka “Poorly Developed Frontal Lobes”, despite their age. Their vocabularies say so, they are irresponsible (Lots have lots of dependent kids)! They experiment with “Chemicals” (Tasting, inhaling, sniffing, even injecting and yada…, as The Furniture Man said- “No Problem”!). 

    c. Immature Frontal Lobes easily conform (Opinions, Life Styles, persuasive ‘Ignants, Peer Pressures aka “The Sheep Response” aka “Group Think”! A common example- Clothes are generally thought, a body covering. Artist embellish, decorate and promote the evocative aka “Reasoning” within some context, however? What so- called “Rational Artist” advocates nudity in the middle of The Arctic during its lowest temperature settings? Maybe a Scientiific study about Stupidity?  You’re sitting around and notice common “Grass Clippings”, you decide to round them up into paper to smoke, inhale or  ‘vape. Immature Frontal Lobe say why not? The worst ‘Dat can happen is oops…, right? Why not uncover your ‘Azz and show you ‘Draws, especially when climates are conducive! Despite what “Municipal Laws” say (Unbeknownst to you) about “Common Decency”? 

    3. A Law is an enforceable “Social Contract”! Opposition is called “Deviant”! Laws make “Deviant” Criminals! Criminality entails cost, highly problematic in a rutheless Capitalistic Society aka “Money ‘ain’t everything except 99.999%! “Criminality” is a “Social Petri Dish”! Laws have the force to Criminalize decency and “Good” as well! Got ‘Dat Imhotep? Problematic in 2020? Forgive this technicality, but? Again, Darwin authored “Survival of a Species” and “Natural Selection”! The Skinny- A common cat had 5 kittens. She waited at Red Lights and made her kittens obey! When the light turned Green, she crossed. 1 Kitten paid close attention. One day we noticed 5 kittens, the next 4, the next 3, the next 2 and finally 1! Maybe happenstance, but the “1” who paid attention maybe? Immature Frontal Lobes say Life is an accident, like a pregnancy, oops right? Wrecked your car, sorry and oops? Accidentally murdered a relative via negligence, sorry and oops? I’m a thief who got caught, oops and sorry? I ‘luv exposing my Azz, Deep 6 Dirty Laundry, right? Grandma said- “When you expose your drawers, even on a “Clothes Line”, your Azz is O- U- T literally and figuratively! Duh…? Are you Immature Frontal Lobe kitten 5, 4. 3 or 2? Our Recommendation- Read “Natural Selection” (Hopefully not in a Prison Cell)! In 2020, it pays to pay attention Mr./Mrs. Mardi Gras ‘luv ‘Dat ‘Greezy Chicken! Hello…? 

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