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KPEL-FM logo.jpg
City Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Broadcast area Lafayette, Louisiana
Branding Newstalk 96.5 KPEL
Slogan "The place where Acadiana comes to talk!"
Frequency 96.5 MHz
Format News/Talk
ERP 42,000 watts
HAAT 163 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 59288
Transmitter coordinates 30°00′40″N 92°07′21″W / 30.01111°N 92.12250°W / 30.01111; -92.12250
Callsign meaning PELican State
Former callsigns KFTE (1993-2010)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media of Lafayette, LLC)
Sister stations KFTE, KHXT, KMDL, KPEL, KROF, KTDY
Webcast Listen Live

KPEL-FM (96.5 FM, "NewsTalk 96.5") is a radio station licensed to the community of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and serving the Lafayette, Louisiana area. The station is owned by Townsquare Media and licensed to Townsquare Media of Lafayette, LLC. It airs a news/talk format.[1]

The station was assigned the KPEL-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on March 16, 1999.[2]

The station switched frequencies to 96.5 FM effective June 25, 2010.


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.


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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