Irv Magri

You may remember Irv Magri’s 30 year run on Louisiana and New Orleans radio from 1967 to 1997. His radio show was one of the most popular call-up and talk shows and was entitled, “The Detectives” with the late Captain Van H. Flynn and the late Larry Reagan on WSMB and WGSO radio. This anti-crime radio show later became, “Crimewave on WTIX radio in New Orleans and WJBO radio in Baton Rouge, La. Irv also served as the Chairman of the Louisiana Pardon Board and was a member of the state parole board after retiring as a New 0rleans police detective and supervisor. Additionally, Irv Magri Founded the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) and served as the State President of 22 police unions throughout Louisiana. He also had his own fishing show on local television in the 1970s.