LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU ANNOUNCES STEVE HARVEY MORNING SHOW APRIL BROADCASTS FROM NEW ORLEANS -- 04/05/2007
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU ANNOUNCES STEVE HARVEY MORNING SHOW APRIL BROADCASTS FROM NEW ORLEANS
Baton Rouge, LA - On the morning of March 23, Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu called in to the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show to invite the radio host and his crew to visit Louisiana. Mr. Harvey was immediately receptive to the idea. In discussions that followed, the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism forged a partnership with the Steve Harvey Morning Show that will bring the popular program to New Orleans for two live broadcasts on April 11 and 12.
"Steve Harvey's show enjoys a broad audience and reaches out to the African American community nationally," said Landrieu. "I called to welcome him down to Louisiana to see the great progress we've made, and I'm pleased that he has accepted."
The Steve Harvey Morning Show is nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks and reaches approximately 4 million listeners each day on Urban and Urban Adult Contemporary stations. The show has arranged for two broadcasts to take place from Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel Fulton Street Promenade. The show will also promote the event daily on air and on its website (www.steveharvey.com). Essence Music Festival ticket giveaways and other promotions are also in the works.
"Louisiana traditionally ranks high in the share of our visitors who are African American," said Angèle Davis, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "These broadcasts will help us generate excitement about the upcoming Essence Music Festival in July, the development of Louisiana's new African American Heritage Trail, and the many other cultural assets that make our state such a popular destination for African Americans."
"We are excited about broadcasting from New Orleans because of the people, food, and atmosphere," said Rushion McDonald, executive producer of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. "There is no other place like it in the country, and there is no other morning show that can capture the flavor of the city like the Steve Harvey Morning Show. The party will be jumping."
The Steve Harvey Morning Show is nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks and reaches approximately 4 million listeners each day. The show can be heard in New Orleans on WQUE 93.3 FM weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. It is also broadcast in 40 markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, D.C., and Detroit.
For more information on the upcoming broadcasts or the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism's "Come Fall In Love With Louisiana All Over Again" campaign, call Maria Tio at 225-342-8153.