The Voice of the Tigers Jim Hawthorne will retire from the LSU Sports Radio Network next year which will bring an end to 40+ years of his voice on KWKH. Once known as the Home of the Legends, KWKH is now known as 1130 the Tiger - the Home of LSU Sports.

We came across an old recording from the Louisiana Hayride which used to broadcast on KWKH.  The recording is of Jim Hawthorne, the then program director of KWKH, singing a Merle Haggard song on the Hayride.

Jim was then also the Voice of the Centenary Gentlemen before becoming the Voice of the Tigers.

The first voice you hear on the recording is that of legendary KWKH broadcaster Frank Page introducing Hawthorne to the Hayride audience.