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KVVP-FM was started by former U.S. Army Colonel and Army Chaplain John Stannard on Jan. 20, 1977 at their original facilities on La. 28, the Alexandria Highway with 3000 watts.
Then Leesville Mayor “Boots” Sartor turned on the station that day for the original broadcasting hours of 6 a.m.-11p.m.
In July 1977, the hiring of a first full-time DJ began 24 hours, seven days a week broadcasting and saw the introduction of the live segment “A Country Good Morning” with Rick Barnickel, who is still with the station today.
In August 1978, the station’s format changed to country music with its first song being “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by Charlie Daniels -- an interesting selection for a station owned by a former Army chaplain.
Today's Country 105.7 now fills the air waves, bringing the West Central area the best in country music and local news.
Civitans, stations present donations to Lions Camp, VPSO
Stannard honored with LAB "Lifetime Achievement Award"