PHOTO COURTESY OF RAYMOND PARTSCH III
The hosts of “Five Guys, Stories & Lies” pose for a photo after the 103.7 The Game show took top honors in the Best Radio Talk Show at the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Awards luncheon in Natchitoches Sunday. Hosts of the show include, from left, Tom Brown, Bruce Brown, Don Allen, Bobby Ardoin and Glenn Quebedeaux.
Acadia Parish duo claim honors at LSWA Awards luncheon
A pair of veteran Acadia Parish sports journalists - Glenn Quebedeaux and Tom Brown - are still alive and kicking in the industry and, apparently, neither has lost his touch.
For starters, the duo is part of “Five Guys, Stories & Lies”, a sports radio talk show on 103.7 FM The Game along with Bruce Brown, Don Allen and Bobby Ardoin.
The weekly show (Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.) recently went up against some of the best that radio has to offer in the state and came out on top by placing first in the Best Sports Talk Show category at the Louisiana Sports Writers Association annual awards luncheon on Sunday.
The five hosts have over 200 combined years of covering sports in Acadiana.
Quebedeaux, a former president of the LSWA who has won numerous writing awards for his work, also won first place in the Best Prep Event Coverage category, for his coverage of the 2018 Class AAA state baseball championship game between Iota and Berwick.
Quebedeaux, father of current Post-Signal Sports Editor Chris Quebedeaux and now a retired Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance agent, semi- retired from writing in 2012.
He was honored with Louisiana Sports Writers Association/Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award in 2015.
Brown, a former award-winning sports director at KLFY Channel 10 who currently works full-time as Purchasing Category Manager at Church Point Wholesale, still covers the Notre Dame Pios during football for the Crowley Post-Signal.
He also does the radio call for those games on Pure Country 106.7. He also announces for various Louisiana-Lafayette sporting events.
Best Sports Talk Show
“To be honest, this show’s submission started off a little sluggish and I didn’t think that I would enjoy it.
“But once it got going, it was wildly entertaining. The way the hosts went back and forth with one another, and gave each other hell was pretty funny.
“The stories they were able to pull out of the guest were tremendous. Not your typical sports talk format and that’s what made it stand out among the other very good submissions.”
Best Prep Event
“The best game stories put you there as a reader. It has details and imagery that paint a picture for the reader. It’s more than a final score and stats.
“That’s what this entry did: Good lead that put me there. Good quotes on the disappointment of the game’s outcome. But it still provided me with the essentials of a game story. Well crafted.”