Our Farm Broadcasters
Don Molino has spent his entire career on the radio. A native of Paris, Texas, Don earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from East Texas State University before joining the U.S. Army, where he served as a Broadcast Specialist, Southern Command Network in the Panama Canal Zone.
Following his time in the Army, Don entered Dallas, Texas media market where he was the weekend sports anchor for WFAA-TV and news anchor for WFAA and KRLD radio. That was followed by a move to Mississippi where he was news director for the Mississippi Agricultural and News Network. Don made his final career move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1980 where he has spent the last 36 years as a news and farm broadcaster for the Louisiana Radio Network and the Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network.
Throughout his career, Don has been an active member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. He is a former NAFB national and regional vice-president.
In March of 2017, Don was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
Don and his wife, Laura, have been married for 12 years. They have three children.
Carey Martin grew up on a dairy and beef cattle farm in DeSoto parish, where he was active in 4-H and the FFA . His broadcasting career began in 1988 during his sophomore year at LSU with an internship in the farm broadcasting department of the Southern States Network, but his love of radio began as a teenager when he would hide a small transistor radio under his pillow and listen to his favorite radio disc jockeys long after the lights were turned off and his parents went to bed. The internship led to a part-time job at WJBO-AM/WFMF-FM and by the time he was 21, Carey had achieved his life's dream of becoming a full-time DJ on a Top-40 radio station in a top 100 market. Although the fame was fun for a college kid, he realized that playing music wasn't exactly a lucrative career, so he returned to his roots and set his sights on becoming a farm broadcaster. To accomplish that goal, he secured an internship with Don Molino at the Louisiana Agri-News Radio Network, and his farm broadcasting journey was underway.
Carey graduated from LSU in 1992 with a degree in Agricultural Education, and headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma to become the farm director for KVOO AM/FM. Two years later he joined Ron Hays at the Oklahoma Agrinet in Oklahoma City, then he took a position as farm director for WOW AM/FM in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1997 he joined the Information and Public Relations staff of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation in Baton Rouge as a radio broadcaster. In 2015 Carey became the Director of Information and Public Relations for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, but he is still on the radio every day, splitting the network broadcasting duties with his long-time friend and mentor Don Molino.
Carey is married to his college sweetheart, C.J. They have been married for 27 years and have five children.
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