Shreveport is the third-largest city and the principal city of the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Louisiana, as well as being the 109th-largest city in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 200,145.
The city of Shreveport has a mayor-council government. The elected municipal officials include the mayor, Cedric Glover, and seven members of the city council. Glover, a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, is the first African American to hold the position. Shreveport became a majority black city in the 2000 census.
Shreveport has several colleges, including the Methodist-affiliated Centenary College (founded at Jackson, Louisiana, in 1825; relocated to Shreveport in 1908) and Louisiana State University at Shreveport, which opened as a two-year institution in 1967. It became four-year in 1976. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, the only medical school in northern Louisiana, opened in 1969. Shreveport also has one of the largest nursing schools in northern Louisiana, the Northwestern State University College of Nursing. Southern University, Shreveport (SUSLA), offers a two-year associate's degree program. (The four-year institution, which is historically black, is in Baton Rouge.)
Shreveport has a humid subtropical climate. Rainfall is abundant, with the normal annual precipitation averaging nearly 47 inches, with monthly averages ranging from less than 3 inches in August to more than 5 inches in May. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail, damaging winds and tornadoes occur in the area during the spring and summer months. The winter months are normally mild, with an average of 35 days of freezing or below-freezing temperatures per year, with ice and sleet storms possible. Summer months are hot and humid, with maximum temperatures exceeding 90 degrees an average of 91 days per year, with high to very high relative average humidity, sometimes exceeding the 90 percent level.
KFLO 89.1 FM Blanchard, LA Religious
K223BI (KAYT) 92.5 FM Greenwood, LA Urban Contemporary
KRUF 94.5 FM Shreveport, LA Top-40
KBLK (LPFM) (CP) 95.1 FM Shreveport, LA Gospel Music
KLKL 95.7 FM Minden, LA Oldies
KMJJ 99.7 FM Shreveport, LA Hip Hop
K264AS (KRMD) 100.7 FM Mooringsport, LA Sports
KDKS 102.1 FM Blanchard, LA Urban Contemporary
KVMA 102.9 FM Shreveport, LA Urban Contemporary
KBTT 103.7 FM Haughton, LA Hip Hop
KBEF 104.5 FM Gibsland, LA Gospel Music
KBLK (LPFM) 106.3 FM Shreveport, LA Gospel Music
KYLA 106.7 FM Homer, LA Christian Contemporary
KOKA 980 AM Shreveport, LA Gospel Music
KSYB 1300 AM Shreveport, LA Gospel Music
KRMD 1340 AM Shreveport, LA Sports
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KIOU 1480 AM Shreveport, LA Gospel Music
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Shreveport, Louisiana 71103 (318) 635-8995
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Each May, ARTBREAK features Caddo and Bossier Parish students in juried exhibits and free hands-on art activities. ARTBREAK is a weekend of dance, music, theater, food, fun and a 5K road race. Admission is free!
Harvest and Heritage Tour Hwy. 3049 Gilliam, LA 71029 (318) 296-4303
Self-guided driving tour, home tours, churches, cotton gins, country store, museum, and cotton fields. Last Saturday in September.
Highland Jazz and Blues Festival Corner of Line Ave. and Columbia, Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 869-5706
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Each November the best local and national musicians converge on the Park for Shreveport's own "party in the park.
Mudbug Madness Festival 101 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-7403
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Memorial Day weekend celebration of Louisiana's Cajun heritage. Boiled crawfish, Cajun/Creole food, great music, children's area, crafts. Festival Plaza.
State Fair of Louisiana 3701 Hudson St, Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 635-1361
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17 thrilling days of family fun & livestock shows.
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