Acadiana Profile

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Acadiana Profile
Categories Regional magazine
Frequency Bimonthly
Founder Robert Angers and Geraldine Angers
Year founded 1968
Company Renaissance Publishing
Country United States
Based in Lafayette, Louisiana
Language English, French
Website www.acadianaprofile.com
ISSN 0001-4397

Acadiana Profile is a bi-monthly magazine published in the American state of Louisiana. It is the longest-running magazine in the state's history, and one of the most enduring regional publications in the United States. Subtitled "The Magazine of the Cajun Country", Acadiana Profile is published in Lafayette six times annually.

The publication was founded in 1968 by veteran newspaperman and businessman Robert Angers (1919-1988) of Lafayette, and his wife, the former Geraldine Beaulieu (born 1921). It is a general-interest magazine which circulates in the 22-parish section of South Louisiana known as Acadiana.[1]

In 1985 Trent Michael Angers, son of the founders, assumed operation of the magazine.[2] Renaissance Publishing acquired the magazine in 2011.[3]

The magazine includes sections on Cajun cuisine, tourism, history, culture and humor. A recent article entitled "Trapped by Hurricane Audrey" recalls the 1957 storm that had been one of the worst to hit the Louisiana Gulf Coast prior to Katrina.[1]

There is also an Acadiana Gazette weekly newspaper in Lafayette. Ron Gomez, a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, is its publisher.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Acadiana Profile". acadianhouse.com. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Business Editor Bob Angers dies", Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 14 October 1988, p. 1
  3. ^ Renaissance Publishing Purchases Acadiana-Based Magazine

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