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Kaare Johnson was born in New Orleans in 1967, the same year the Saints were awarded to the city by the NFL.  He has lived in two places in his life — Orleans parish, and East Baton Rouge parish, where he received his degree from LSU.


While working in the sports department at market leader WBRZ Channel 2 in Baton Rouge, Kaare started listening to a strange new radio format known as Sports/Talk Radio.  At first he laughed, saying, “who even listens to AM Radio anymore?”  Then, after being a frequent caller to various sports programs, Kaare landed his own Sports/Talk radio show— back in early 1992.  

That same year, an old radio station in New Orleans using a new format, Sports/Talk Radio, obtained the rights to the Saints and needed local show hosts.  Kaare landed his first New Orleans gig and has been a fixture in the market ever since.

After Hurricane Katrina, Kaare moved from an exclusive Sports/Talk show to a more news- and politics-oriented program.  He still talks everything New Orleans, including what got him into the business in the first place—LSU, Saints, and New Orleans sports.

You can hear Kaare every weekday afternoon from 4-6pm in Slidell on WSLA 93.9FM.  His talk radio show is simulcast on TV throughout South Louisiana on Cox Ch4 TV In New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, and Spectrum Ch333 TV in Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, Hammond, Houma, Opelousas and more.

Kaare loves his animals (learn about them in What's Important) and his city — its food, music, history, culture, and architecture, coupled with its host of characters, its people, makes the Neutral Ground as New Orleans as a Second Line on Basin Street. Get a taste every weekday afternoon

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