Paul Marx, the founder of KBON Radio in Eunice passed away Sunday following a brief illness.
News Ten’s Sylvia Masters spoke with his co-workers about the impact he made throughout Acadiana.
“21 years going on 22 and this was Paul’s dream. It was something he loved. He loved promoting Louisiana music. He loved our heritage. He just loved Cajun people and creole people.”
Phil Daigle, an on-air personality for KBON, worked with Paul since their beginning in 1997. He says they’ve been inundated with messages from listeners regarding Paul’s passing.
“Joy in Vancouver Canada so sorry for the loss my prayers are with the family and the KBON family.”
“Jim Gardmah in Lafayette I can remember Saturday mornings was the time to hear zydeco music and Sundays Cajun music.”
“One of the things that make us KOBN really unique besides the music that we play is the artists that have visited through the years and that’s almost 22 years now so some of these signatures are almost 22 years.”
Todd says Paul’s goal has always been to play louisiana music 24 hours a day, every day.
“It’s just like the way to have this music played every day. You didn’t have to wait for the weekend and if you like Conway and Clint west you could hear them all on the same station and it’s accomplished that.”
“Working with Paul was great. It’s sad that we’re going to be without him but he would’ve wanted us to
In Crowley Sylvia Masters KLFY News 10.
KLFY has confirmed that Vincent Funeral Home in Kaplan is in charge of his arrangements with visitation set for Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m.
Funeral servcies will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.