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Lee Kleinpeter

Host of Big Band Swings, Dirty Rice, Born on the Bayou, and Old Gold

For scores of faithful radio followers year after year, Lee Kleinpeter's golden voice flows as smooth and easy as a skiff ride down his native Bayou Teche.  This friendly and quick-witted broadcast icon has been a fixture in local radio for decades in New Iberia and in Lafayette.  From high atop the Hotel Builtwell in the beautiful Avacado Room, the "Man in The Air-chair's" crackling vinyl stirs a South Louisiana brew of golden oldies and savory nostalgic incantations, conjuring the vintage experience of the golden age of radio.   You might spy Lee rummaging through a stack of forty-fives at a local garage sale, on a mission to dust off a forgotten gem of Louisiana swamp gold for Born on the Bayou or Dirty Rice, or you may be lucky enough to hang out with him here at the KRVS music library swapping stories about Doctor John or Billie Holliday, while he cradles a teetering stack of weathered records ready to be cued up for Big Band Swings or Old Gold.  Lee doesn't miss an chance to hit you with an old public service announcement to buy bonds, or an old Bryllcreem commercial, as his collection of old and rare TV and radio ads is second to none.  A little dab'll do ya each week, with Lee Kleinpeter on KRVS.