Wednesday, July 25, 2012
KRVS is a 100,000-watt, listener-supported, non-commercial station airing from the heart of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. They play a variety of ethnic Louisiana music including Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, Swamp Pop and Jazz. The call letters stand for (K)Radio Voice of Southeastern (the University of Southeastern Louisiana were the owners of the station before changing their name to The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.) KRVS also kinda sounds like ecrivisse which means crawfish in Cajun French. A 90.5 FM translator in Lake Charles was shut down by a religious broadcaster in 2002, an interesting tale that you can read about here.