Radio wars: Gaudin out at WRNO-FM, in at WIST-AM



Lorin Gaudin, the host of WRNO-FM’s Sunday morning chow-chat show “All Over Food," has ankled the station for a slot on WIST-AM.

Dan Frazier, WIST’s general manager, confirmed the move this morning. “We’ve got a lot of local stuff on the weekends,” he said, “including America’s first cocktail show, so this is a perfect fit.”

Gaudin’s departure from WRNO is the station’s second high-profile local defection in recent months (following longtime TV/radio personality Andre Trevigne, who left under circumstances that are still unclear) since WRNO transformed its identity in early April from “The New 99.5” to “Rush Radio,” adding a lineup of syndicated talkers that includes Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck.

WIST (the former WTIX-AM) is owned by George H. Buck, proprietor of the Palm Court Jazz Café in the French Quarter. The station is moving from its longtime Metairie location to studios above the Palm Court “in about two weeks,” according to the station’s noontime talker Eric Asher.

“I am extremely enthusiastic about moving to a station with so much local programming and local ownership,” said Gaudin this morning. She would not elaborate on her departure from WRNO.

“All Over Food” makes its debut on WIST July 5, and will be heard on Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m.

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