In early August, staff, friends and listeners of WBOK 1230 AM gathered at Cafe Istanbul for the station’s Generations Networking Mixer. The event is held monthly at different venues throughout the city and is designed to encourage networking among New Orleanians of all ages to important topics and issues that impact the lives of residents.
Later in the month, the WBOK staff gathered again to say farewell to general manager and “Showtime in the Afternoon” host Paul Beaulieu, who announced his retirement from the station. Beaulieu, who has been a strong leader and unfettered voice for the station, was feted for his role in making WBOK instrumental part of keeping New Orleanians informed about important issues, especially as the city recovered from Hurricane Katrina.
In addition to the WBOK staff, Beaulieu’s family and friends also came together to wish him well as he embarks upon the chapter if his life, which is sure to include remaining a vocal part of the city’s political, civic and social scenes.
Perhaps, look for his column in the pages of The New Orleans Tribune!