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Friday, November 8, 2013

Louisiana’s Bite and Booze Radio Show Nominated for The Taste Awards

BATON ROUGE, LA – THE TASTE AWARDS have selected the Bite and Booze Radio Show as a nominee in the category of Best Food or Drink Radio Broadcast. The Bite and Booze Radio Show, hosted by Jay Ducote of, airs on Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge, La. on Saturdays from 5-6 p.m. The Best Food or Drink Radio Broadcast category is in the People's Choice awards section, which means public votes will decide the fate of the nine finalists. Voting is limited to one ballot per person and is open through December 18, 2013. To see all of the categories and nominees and to cast a ballot, visit

“I’m thrilled about being nominated and that my efforts since 2011 to spread the word about the food and beverage culture of Louisiana over the airwaves is now getting recognized,” said Jay Ducote.

The Annual TASTE AWARDS are the original awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry. Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year's best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, on Radio and at Live Interactive Events. The Mission is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding excellence in video, film, mobile and interactive content focused on food, drink, fashion, design, travel and lifestyle.

“The Bite and Booze Radio Show presented by Calandro’s Supermarket has been getting better and better since it hit the airwaves in April of 2011,” Ducote proclaimed. “I really have a lot of fun with it. Each week I get to talk about something different happening in the food world around Louisiana. While the show is based in Baton Rouge and that’s mostly what I cover, I’ve recorded episodes in New Orleans and Lafayette, talked to celebrity chefs from around the country, and celebrated our local food and beverage culture all along the way. I really couldn’t have done it without the support of Guaranty Broadcasting, my producer Chris Courtney, my field producer Charles Pierce, and all of my great sponsors.”

Jay would like to encourage anyone and everyone to copy and paste this tweet or come up with a unique way to spread the word about the nomination and voting:

Congrats to @biteandbooze for being nominated in the @TastyAwards as best food or drink radio broadcast! Vote:

The Bite and Booze Radio Show first aired in April 2011 on Talk 107.3 FM WBRP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is also available streaming online and as a podcast on iTunes. On the show, Jay chats with guests from all aspects of the culinary world from farmers markets to gourmet chefs and from craft brewers to other bloggers and authors. Based off of his food and beverage blog by the same name that Jay Ducote started in 2009, the radio show celebrates the food and beverage culture of Louisiana and everywhere Jay travels. To learn more about Bite and Booze and the Bite and Booze Radio Show, visit For additional updates from Bite and Booze, follow @biteandbooze on Twitter, watch Bite and Booze videos on and visit

THE TASTE AWARDS are holding their 5th annual awards ceremony on January 16, 2014 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The Annual Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, and more.