Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Mr. Earnest "Earnie" Miles
Mr. Earnie Miles was widely known for his pioneering career at KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana as the first black news reporter and host of the "Earnie Miles Gospel Show” which began in 1980. The show was the most watched gospel show in the region. Miles produced TV documentaries, including "Pay the Price," which chronicled the Grambling Tiger football team and marching band from Yankee Stadium to Japan. This contributed to the band being the only band voted into the NCAA Hall of Fame. Miles was a man of many talents - former math teacher, director of public relations at Grambling State University, salesman, photographer, newspaper columnist, founder and editor of the Monroe News Leader, & sole administrator for the House of Robes. Miles was the first recipient of the Grambling State University "Drum Major Award” for his contributions to humanity in general & to the African American community.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Entertainment • Sports.
Location. 32° 32.277′ N, 92° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Legends Avenue, Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvin A. Wilkerson (here, next to this marker); Edward R. Jones (here, next to this marker); Martha Woodard Andrus (here, next to this marker); Howard Davis (here, next to this marker); Robert M. "Bob" Hopkins (here, next to this marker); Dr. Joseph Johnson (here, next to this marker); John Williams, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Ralph Allen Garr (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.