“Dynamite” David Hardy Jr. nominated for Cage/Ring Announcer of the Year

  • Joel Rodgers

Locked and loaded with personality! The best you’ll ever see, and if you’ve ever been to one of the several AKA (American Kombat Alliance) fights in Shreveport/Bossier, or to one of several fights along the gulf coast, you may already know who he is. He’s David “Dynamite” Hardy Jr., a ring announcer from Covington, Louisiana.

Once you meet him, you’ll love him. In fact, last year Hardy was nominated for Cage/Ring Announcer Of The Year, and this year he’s been nominated again. The website is The category is Cage/Ring Announcer Of The Year 2019. Click here to vote.

Last year he only lost by 11 votes, this year we’re asking you to help this fun loving, Louisiana born, stick of dynamite to the top.

As Hardy would say, “It’s go time!” Meaning, its time to vote, voting ends on January 18th. Click here to vote for David Hardy Jr. for Cage/Ring Announcer of the Year.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at

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