Member André J. Mouledoux, who was selected by his peers for inclusion in 2023 Louisiana Super Lawyers for Transportation/Maritime, was recently interviewed for a feature story in the 2023 Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine,
“The Voice of New Orleans: André Mouledoux’s Journey From DJ to J.D.,” about his early career as a radio broadcaster and talk radio host for WWL in New Orleans.
Congratulations to André!
“The Voice of New Orleans: André Mouledoux’s journey from DJ to J.D.”
André Mouledoux has always been a natural raconteur. For the last several decades he’s been telling stories as a general casualty, transportation and maritime litigator at Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett. But before his voice was heard in the courtroom, you could hear it all over the Louisiana airwaves.
Mouledoux took announcing courses as a communications major at Loyola University New Orleans, which, at the time, owned Channel 4, WWL-TV, and WWL Radio—“it was the only station in the United States that had the 870 band on the radio, and because it was 50,000 watts, you could pick up WWL all over the country at night,” he says. “I went to college hoping maybe to be a television sportscaster, but my career turned to radio when I was in college.”
He went on to spend almost eight years as a radio broadcaster and talk radio host
in the 1970s; he also read the news at the top of the hour and selected tracks for music shows. For two and half of those years, he split his time between the booth and law school.
“When I first started working there, it was suggested that I should use a different name than my real name, because André Mouledoux was different,” he says. “And so, I was Bill St. John for a couple of years at WWL.” Then a colleague let the cat out of the bag. “I was doing the afternoon news and the radio host just blurted out, ‘With a name like André Mouledoux, why do you use the name Bill St. John on air?’ So after that, I….”