The station has a talk radio format. Local shows include Mornings with Ken and Bernie and the Afternoon Drive Home with Jeremy Lawrence. The rest of the schedule features several syndicated programs such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, The Dennis Miller Show, The Dave Ramsey Show and The Louisiana based Moon Griffon Show. The station shares news at the top of every hour featuring Fox News Radio along with business reports from Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal Report. In addition, there are local reports throughout the day.
Newstalk 96.5 KPEL is a staple in the community and is the place people turn for up to the minute reports on happenings in Acadiana. They also have an active website that features local news and a chance to join with the "News Junkies" to win prizes and receive other benefits.