Shreveport, LA – The longest airing urban radio station in Shreveport, “KOKA” plans to continue Carl Staples in the midday (Monday-Friday) from 10 A. M. – 2 P. M.
The station plans to continue playing gospel music, reach newer generations, retain the current listener base and grow its relationship with the community. The station leadership has plans to retain good talent, establish a stronger relationship with the gospel music industry and the community.
Staples has a very familiar radio voice; he’s been on air for 37 years. Of those 37 years he’s spent 18 years at KOKA. He’s also has 14 years of media experience in cable television. Staples is a known musician, playing the trumpet for nearly 55 years. He’s played with Grambling State University marching band under the Conrad “Hutch” Hutchinson, Jr. and Williams Wiley. His first professional was with Big Joe Turner with the 1950s hit, “Shake, Rattle, and Role.”
“Carl has a amazing voice for radio,” said Charles Johnson, KOKA Director. “His signature voice and knowledge of gospel music is plausible. More importantly, he knows this community well, which is why he will announce the midday with community programs.”
Staples will continue KOKA 980 AM and 93.3 FM with a more quality sound to the midday.
For more information please contact Alpha Media Shreveport at 318-222-3122.