Another great place to hear Cajun, Louisiana Creole and zydeco music online is from KRVS-FM.  Locally 88.7 FM, but availble through http://www.krvs.org through the Internet.  Not only do they play the music, they speak the language, so you can hear and learn genuine Cajun French.  Monday through Friday from 5:00am to 7:00am (US Central Time, UCT -6) hear the golden voiced Pete Bergeron’s show “Bonjour Louisiane.”  This guy is fantastic.  He knows the music and the culture like few others.  On Saturday from 7:00am to noon, John and M.C. host “Zydeco Est Pas Sale.”  This program is bilingual and likely the only source for Louisiana Creole French.  They’re big on interviewing anyone who drops by the studio (yours truly once) and to lots of shout outs and promotion for local dances and trail rides.  On Sundays hear Louis Michot from 7:00am to 9:00am with “Le Reviel” and Gurvais Matte’s “Dimanche Matin” from 9:00am to noon.  I’m not familiar with Louis Michot’s program and can’t comment, but if he’s the same Louis Michot with the Lost Bayou Ramblers, this show should be fantastic.  Gurvais Matte’s program is en Francais, so here’s your other opportunity to hear Cajun French.  Herman Fuselier is a well-known author on all styles of South Louisiana music.  His program “Zydeco Stomp” airs on Saturdays from noon to 3:00pm.   “Bal de Demanche Apres Midi” with Nonc Jules Guidry (“Uncle Jules Guidry”).  This program is also in Cajun French.  And that’s not all:  there are other programs devoted to all types of Louisiana music (complete program schedule).  And they are a public radio station, sponsored by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, so they accept contributions.

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