Why Lagniappe?

“Lagniappe,” something extra, 2 for 1, Two great stations, Lagniappe 103.7 FM and 640 AM KTIB serving both Houma and Thibodaux. Offering you the best music format around with our new Hot AC.  More of what you want!

Mark Twain once wrote about “lagniappe” in his book, Life on the Mississippi.

We picked up one excellent word—a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get; a nice limber, expressive, hand word—‘lagniappe.’ They pronounce it lanny-yap…The custom originated in the Spanish quarter of the city. When a child or a servant buys something in a shop—or even the major or the governor, for aught I know—he finishes the operation by saying ‘Give me something for lagniappe’. The shopman always responds; gives the child a bit of licorice-root, gives the servant a cheap cigar or a spool of thread, give the governor—I don’t know what he gives the governor; support, likely.