LRN AM Newscall September 8

The Louisiana Office of Tourism kicks off a new ad campaign to attract tourists to the Bayou State. Teiko Foxx has more…

Cut 1 (32)  “….I’m  Teiko Foxx”


A new law that went into effect this year allows more students to receive free meals. Brooke Thorington has more…

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”


Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism launch a new ad campaign to bring more visitors to the state. The “My Louisiana” campaign promotes staycations and domestic and international travel. Nungesser says the campaign shows potential visitors that Louisiana has something for everyone.

Cut 3 (13) …over Louisiana”

The campaign will reach potential visitors in the media they use most for travel inspiration and planning. Nungesser says the ads will run on billboards, in major outlets, and through other formats.

Cut 4 (11) “… Louisiana is.”

The campaign will also use digital video, print advertising, streaming audio, still photography, visitor guide assets, and trade show assets. Nungesser says marketing will also include missions to feeder markets like Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Chicago.

Cut 5 (08) “…alternate routes.”

The Office of Tourism also launched a new website just months ago which nearly eight million people visited last year.


Almost $12 million was won from lottery tickets in Louisiana last month, along with $877 thousand in fast-play winnings and more than $16 million in scratch-off winnings. And that’s not all, Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Dustin Annison…

Cut 6 (07) “…in August.”

And while the numbers vary month-to-month, Annison says things are off to a good start for the new fiscal year…

Cut 7 (08) “…so far.”

Annison says a ticket with the winning numbers for a Lotto prize of $1.85 million was sold in New Orleans last month. So far, no one has claimed the prize, but the winner has 180 days from the August 30th draw date to come forward.

Cut 8 (06) “…their check.”

Annison says scratch-off tickets are always their biggest seller.


Five of the seven major candidates for governor appeared in the first statewide TV debate last night and the first question thrown at them was what will they do about the state’s crime problem if elected governor. Treasurer John Schroder, a former narcotics detective, says crime fighting isn’t always about putting someone in jail…

Cut 9 (13)  “…dealt with”

Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt says fentanyl is the root cause of our crime problem…

Cut 10 (13) “…young people”

Former Louisiana Association of Business and Industry President Stephen Waguespack says the state needs more law enforcement on the street and he wants to use technology…

Cut 11 (13) “…retribution”

Independent Hunter Lundy says better-educated children would result in less crime…

Cut 12 (14) “…incarceration” 

Democrat Shawn Wilson used this question to take a shot at the front-runner in the race, Republican Jeff Landry, who decided to skip this event…

Cut 13 (11) “…be engaged.”


A new law that went into effect this year allows more students to receive free meals. Rhonda Jackson, Director of No Kid Hungry Louisiana says there are three categories of school meals, free, reduced meals, and paid lunch.

Cut 14 (10) “…as well.”

The bipartisan legislation provides $860,000 in funding each year which allows 14,000 more students eligible for free meals, totaling 440,000 more meals for Louisiana students.

Jackson says there’s a common misconception about how dire the need is for students, especially when the state is known for such good food.

Cut 15 (05) “…reenter the classroom.”

By allowing more students access to free meals, Jackson is hopeful it will improve their lives and their ability to focus on their education.

Marrero Representative Kyle Green who sponsored the legislation says he plans to introduce legislation in the future that expands the program to include all students.


After a poor performance last Sunday against Florida State, LSU returns to Tiger Stadium tomorrow night to face the Grambling Tigers. Quarterback Jayden Daniels says practices have been spirited this week.

Cut 16 (16) “…essentially.”

Some valuable lessons were had in the blowout loss to the Seminoles, but defensive tackle Maason Smith said you can’t dwell on it for too long.

Cut 17 (22) “…next opponent”

The G-Men lost its season opener to Hampton 35-31. Grambling allowed 279 rushing yards, so this should be a contest where LSU gets its running backs involved and gets the ground game going. Running back Noah Cain…

Cut 18 (14) “…on Grambling.”


The Ragin Cajuns kick-off Sun Belt play on Saturday as they visit Old Dominion. U-L Lafayette won its season opener over Northwestern State 38-13. Senior QB Ben Woolridge threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns, but only completed 44-percent of his passes. Coach Michael Desormeaux is hoping they complete a higher percentage of their passes tomorrow…

Cut 19 (14) “…protect better”

The Monarchs lost their opening game to Virginia and they are picked to finish last in the East Division. But Desormeaux says they present some challenges…

Cut 20 (19) “…their too”