Delta Media Stations Takes Top Honors at LSWA Awards

The hosts of “Five Guys, Stories & Lies” pose for a photo after the 103.7 The Game Show took top honors in the Best Radio Talk Show at the Louisiana Sports Writers Association awards luncheon in Natchitoches. — Photo courtesy of Raymond Partsch III

NATCHITOCHES — Delta Media was awarded for its radio excellence on Sunday — including a pair of top honors during the Louisiana Sports Writers Association annual awards luncheon.

“Five Guys, Stories & Lies” on 103.7 The Game took first place in the Best Radio Talk Show category. The weekly show (every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m.) is hosted by Don Allen, Bobby Ardoin, Bruce Brown, Tom Brown and Glenn Quebedeaux and produced by Clint Domingue. 

Judge’s comments, “To be honest, this show’s submission started off a little sluggish and I didn’t think that I would enjoy it. But once it got going, it was wildly entertaining. The way the hosts went back and forth with one another, and gave each other hell was pretty funny. The stories they were able to pull out the guest was tremendous. Not your typical sports talk format and that’s what made it stand out among the other very good submissions.”

“RAP Game with RP3” took second place honors in that same category. “RAP Game with RP3” was hosted by Raymond Partsch III and produced by Cody Chustz which are now the duo behind “RP3 & Company.”

Ben Love and Blaine Viator hold up the first place award for Best Live Broadcast Team at the Louisiana Sports Writers Assocaition awards luncheon in Natchitoches on Sunday. Love and Viator took top honors for their broadcasts of Carencro High football on Z105.9. Photo courtesy of Ben Love

Delta Media stations swept the Best Live Broadcast Team category.

Carencro High football broadcasts on Z105.9, with Ben Love on play-by-play and Blaine Viator on color commentary, took top honors.

Judge’s comments, “This broadcast team seemed much more natural working together that the other submissions in this category. Seemed liked they have done the games together for a while and their knowledge of the program was apparent. A very good back-and-forth between the play-by-play and colors commentator. A very good broadcast team.”

Lafayette High football on Mustang 107.1, with Dave Schultz on play-by-play and Partsch on color, took second place honors while The Vermilion Parish Game of the Week on 106.3 Radio Lafayette, with Don Allen on play-by-play and Don Trahan on color, received third place honors.