Cajun Sounds Internet Radio (CSIR.LIVE) Began Streaming In January 2014, By Gloria Roy-Pate. Our Mission Is Dedicated To Preserving And Promoting Our Beautiful Cajun Music And Heritage CSIR.LIVE Plays Around The Clock, Worldwide! We Feature A Variety Of Cajun, Creole And Swamp Pop Music From Generations Past, Present And New Music From The Up And Comers Who Are The Future Of Our Heritage.
Every Saturday @ 1:00pm, We Feature Freddie Pate’s Country Legends, Taking You Back To When Country Was Country!
CSIR.LIVE Provides The Music Entertainment For All Types Of Occasions Like Backyard Bbq And Crawfish Boils, Receptions, Festivals, Reunions Or Just Sitting Out On The Patio With A Cool One!
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Gloria was born October 10, 1955, in Beaumont, Texas. One of seven children born to Cajun parents hailing from the Church Point, LA area, her life was rich of Cajun culture.
Her love of Cajun music began at a very early age, listening to “Tee Bruce” Broussard’s Cajun Jamboree show. In the late 1970s, she had the privilege of beginning her radio career with Tee-Bruce, hosting and learning the radio business.
By the early 1990’s, Gloria began producing and hosting The Cajun Express Show, a weekly traditional Cajun music radio show on KQHN Radio in Nederland, TX.
At the same time, Gloria and her late husband Dallas Roy, were instrumental in chartering the Golden Triangle Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association, where she served as a board member; and, on the National Board as a Chapter Representative and served on the Le Cajun committee.
From 2008 – 2014, Gloria continued The Cajun Express Show on KLVI & then KAYD in Beaumont, TX.
In 2014 to present Gloria began her own internet based radio station, playing Cajun music 24 hour a day/ 7 days a week – Cajun Sounds Internet Radio.
Gloria served as a board member for the Texas Rice Festival and chaired Cajun Night for over 20 years and served as a Board Member for Southeast Texas Arts Council and chairs the Cajun Heritage Festival in Port Arthur, Texas
She works closely with the Texas Folklife Resource organization to promote “The Big Squeeze” Accordion competition, seeking out and showcasing young accordion players.
Gloria has spent a lifetime promoting her culture and music wherever she is. Her radio station is a 24/7 outreach bringing that culture and music to the world. This is not a hobby, job or even a for profit endeavor, it is a way of life and a lifetime labor of love.
When Freddie was a little boy from birth, he was always into music, which manifested in many ways. Of course, we know Freddie has had great success as a musician, songwriter, producer, and entertainer but he always dreamed of being a DJ on the radio. He even went so far as to befriend the local radio station and offered to clean up the station just to be around the business. In the day when they had the Teletype machines spitting out the current news of the day and the djs would read this copy on the air.
When they finished with the old copy they of course threw it away where Freddie would “clean it up” and take a stack of them home to read “on the air” of the homemade radio station he commissioned his grandpa to hook up! A wired speaker in the kitchen for granny while she worked while he broadcasted from the basement to his adoring fan! And thus Freddie’s illustrious radio career was born.