Kevin Dobyns '76
Two of my most memorable experiences at Centenary were the hours I put in working at the Conglomerate newspaper and KSCL radio. When Jay Reynolds and his crew were putting together the station, I was working part time at a Shreveport commercial station and hoping for a chance to contribute a little to the project. I wound up being one of the first announcers to go on the air at KSCL.
Jay was of course the "father" of KSCL. The running joke at the time was, upon seeing him on campus, "Hey, Jay, how's the radio station coming along?", a question he must have heard ten times a day. But he generally took it in good humor.
Jay and some other dedicated and determined people MADE a student run radio station through sheer personal effort. They earned the respect of students, faculty, and staff alike by making a very real and lasting contribution to the Centenary community.
I remember well the Gates "Yard" mixing console and the old equipment that had been cobbled together. Let's just say "it worked." The sound quality? Well, I remember someone saying that the students with cheap radios loved it, but maybe it wasn't so great on a good stereo. But it was a start, and I can see from this web site that the seed that was planted has grown tremendously.
I worked in commercial radio for a few more years and then left for other things...my croaking, cracking voice hasn't been on the air since 1985. But it was a blast, and I encourage KSCL announcers to enjoy every minute of it, whether or not you plan to do it professionally.