Hundreds honor radio pioneer Jenelle Chargois at senior appreciation event


The City of Lafayette continues to mourn the loss of an African American community leader and former general manager of KJCB Radio, Jenelle Chargois.

On Thursday, more than 800 people gathered at the MLK Center in Lafayette for Senior Citizen Appreciation Day.

The annual event celebrates seniors, but this year, it also honored Chargois who founded it 25 years ago.

“This event, the Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Appreciation Lunch, is probably the one she took the most pride in. Jenelle wasn’t out of the intensive care, and she called me about my sponsorship for this event, thinking about the people and not about herself,” said Representative Terry Landry in a speech to the attendees.

Even in Jenelle Chargois’ final days, she worked to bring the event into fruition.

“She was a very,…

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