KBON went on the air in late 1997.
It was the brainchild of the late great Paul Marx and his wife Mrs. Rose Marx, who had an extensive broadcasting career prior to opening KBON. In 1997, Paul decided to open a radio station that would emphasize local musicians that specialized in Cajun, Zydeco, and Country music. He felt that these artists were not given a fair opportunity to showcase their music to the greater listening public by, what was then, the mainstream broadcasting companies. After many ups and downs, Paul and the KBON crew he had with him, along with his dedicated family, persevered. The idea eventually caught on, the station gained the adoration of the local Cajun and Creole population of Louisiana, and the rest is (as they say) history.
Today, Paul Marx's legacy is carried on by station managers Paula Marx, her sister Angela Johnson, and the rest of the modern day KBON Crew. We all continue to play the music that KBON has been known to play for all these years. We do it in the same style and fashion that Paul had envisioned so many years ago.
Finally, KBON maintains its status as an independent radio station and will always and forever celebrate the Cajun culture, entertain the public, and give opportunities to Cajun musicians who want their art heard. We do this loud and proud...."Louisiana Proud".