Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades.
Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com.
Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame, Professional Bowlers Tour) and many state and local awards for his work in the field, Ken currently serves as Sports Director for Cumulus New Orleans and hosts award-winning shows, including Ken Trahan’s Original Prep Football Report and The Three Tailgaters Show with Ed Daniels on 106.1 FM NASH ICON.
In 1988, Ken was chosen by the Professional Bowlers Association to receive its annual radio broadcasters national award for his coverage of bowling, locally and nationally.
In 1999, Ken received the inaugural Excellence in Media award from Airline Place Management for his continuing coverage of the New Orleans Zephyrs. Trahan was the original play-by-play voice of the Zephyrs on radio.
In 2001, Trahan received the prestigious Contribution to Amateur Football award from the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Ken was inducted into the De La Salle High School Hall of Fame on January 30, 2010, receiving the Brother Ambrose LeBlanc, FSC Community Service Award for his outstanding service to the sports community and for his coverage of De La Salle and high school sports.
In January of 2012, Ken was honored by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association with the prestigious Prep Journalism Award, symbolic of the Prep Journalist of the Year in the state of Louisiana for 2011.
In March of 2013, Ken received the prestigious Bob Roesler Media Award from the Touchdown Club of New Orleans for his excellent work in the sports media industry over an extended period of time.
In October of 2013, Ken was inducted into the Archbishop Rummel Athletic Hall of Fame, his alma mater.
In March of 2016, Ken was inducted into the New Orleans Prep Sports Hall of Fame.
In January of 2017, Ken received the Super Sport award from the LHSAA for his contributions to the organization, with the award centered on Trahan serving as public address announcer for the state wrestling tournament for over two decades.
In January of 2020, it was announced that Trahan was named Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.
Ken serves as General Manager and Chairman of the Board of the Saints Hall of Fame Museum in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ken also writes a monthly column for the Kenner Star and serves as a member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame and Media Selection Committee of the Allstate Sugar Bowl while emceeing several Allstate Sugar Bowl events. Ken is the President and emcee of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club weekly luncheons as well.
While serving as Assistant Athletic Director at the University of New Orleans (2001-2006), Ken conceived, organized and helped raise the money to name Privateer Park after former UNO baseball coach and athletic director Ron Maestri. Ken also served as Sports Director at WGSO 990AM New Orleans from 2002 to 2019.
Among Ken’s ministry efforts, Ken works as a Director for Life Resources Sports Ministries and helps conduct faith-based weekly Bible study/luncheons and annual outreaches and produces and co-hosts the Life Resources Bottom Line Sports Hour with Michael Green on WGSO, 990 AM each Thursday at 6 p.m.. Ken hosted the radio ministry for Williams Blvd. Baptist Church titled Walking in the Word at 5:30 Monday-Thursday on WBSN, 89.1 F.M. from 2001-2013 and hosted “Beyond History” on WHNO TV in 2014-15.
Ken is an ordained deacon and has previously conducted Bible studies for the New Orleans Zephyrs and at the University of New Orleans. Ken also served as an Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and currently serves on the area FCA Board of Directors.
In radio, Ken has hosted sports talk shows since 1985, including at WWL, 870 AM, WSMB, 1350 AM, WTIX, 94.3 FM, WTIX, 690 AM and WGSO, 990 AM
As a play-by-play broadcaster, Ken has done radio or television for the New Orleans Saints (radio-preseason 1995-1999), New Orleans Zephyrs (radio and television-1993-2000), New Orleans VooDoo radio and television (2011-2015), New Orleans Night (radio-1991-1992), UNO (radio and television-1982-1994, 2001-2006), Tulane football and basketball (television-1982-1998), Loyola Basketball (radio-2007-2015), Delgado basketball and baseball (2010-2011), Professional Boxing (television-1982-1989) and prep football, basketball and baseball (radio and television-1978-present). Ken has hosted various television shows and previously served as Program Director at both WTIX, 690 AM and WGSO, 990 AM.
Ken does daily radio sportscasts for all four Cumulus Radio properties in the New Orleans market, including WZRH, 106.1 FM, WRKN, 92.3 FM, KMEZ, 106.7 FM and KKND, 102.9 FM
Ken currently makes regular appearances on radio in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mobile, Monroe and Ruston.
A graduate of Loyola University (B.A.-Communications) in New Orleans and Archbishop Rummel High School (Metairie), Ken resides in Kenner with Denise, his wife of well over three decades. Ken and Denise are blessed with two children, Sabrina and Travis.