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Louisiana's Rush Limbaugh

August 12, 2005
Reported by Marty Briggs

If you happen to listen to talk radio, then you've most likely heard of Moon Griffon.  Better known as Louisiana's version of Rush Limbaugh, he's building a loyal following of people who are determined to make this state the very best it can be.  By his own admission, his show is conservative, but that doesn't stop him from challenging both Democrats and Republicans alike.

His show currently airs in six of the seven major markets in Louisiana.  With the exception of New Orleans, Moon Griffon can be heard throughout the state.  

"My whole goal is to inform people.  As I learn things, to inform people about what's going on in the state of Louisiana.  Great state, great people.  How come we're always last in everything?  And that's what puzzles me," says Griffon.  

Griffon has been doing his show for the past twelve years. 

"I was in the catering business and a sales lady came in one day and we were talking, and I was listening to talk radio and I always said, 'What does it cost to get on the air?'  She said, 'Oh, you want to be on air?'  I said, 'Not really.  I'm just curious.'  And really, that's how it started."  

His show focuses primarily on politics -- Louisiana politics.  Yet Griffon claims that when he started in radio, it wasn't something he was even interested in.  

"I've never liked politics.  I was one of those guys that promised myself:  'I'm not even voting.  Who cares?'  You know, I got interested in, like I said, good people doing what's right because we've got so many good people in the state of Louisiana.  Unfortunately in our state, there's a lot of politics, so I just started watching it and kind of following it."  

Griffon's audience has slowly been building over the years to where it now reaches approximately 150,000 people a week.  He frequently takes his show on the road, as he did earlier this week at a Lake Charles car dealership.  

"Traveling the state has opened up my eyes to the good things and the good people out of here that deserve better," Griffon said. "It's been fun meeting so many good people, but I do have some enemies, though, unfortunately."  

Griffon's show airs between 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Monday through Friday.  Griffon is based out of Monroe and originates his show out of radio station KMLB-AM.  He's a former basketball player at Northeast Louisiana University.

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