Guest Heath Allen, the Executive Director of the Lake Charles Regional Airport, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss LCH’s impact on the Lake Charles region and new ways the airport is improving. LCH offers direct flights to Dallas and Houston, making Lake Charles a one-stop link to hundreds of destinations. 


Heath Allen is the Executive Director of the Lake Charles Regional Airport. He’s been in that role since 2008, previously serving as President of the Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates and is also now actively involved with its Executive Board of Directors.   

Allen is a life-long resident of Southwest Louisiana and he’s made his mark in the airport business with additional affiliations with the American Association of Airport Executives, Airports Council International and the Small Airports and Air Service Committees. 


Steamboat Bill’s on the Lake has been a must-stop in Lake Charles since Kathi Bonamici Vidrine and family opened their doors in 1984. The franchise now spans four restaurants, including two in Lake Charles. Steamboat Bill’s offers an impressive spread of Louisiana seafood and plenty of Cajun dishes like gumbo, red beans and rice, and etouffee. During crawfish season, the restaurant is one of the few in the Lake Area that offers the Louisiana delicacy during lunchtime.