Archie McDonald, Ph.D.


Archie P. McDonald (b. Nov. 29, 1935   -   d. Aug. 16, 2012) aught history at Stephen F. Austin State University for 47 years. He served as host and author of a commentary series on Red River Radio for more than a decade and also served on our community advisory board. He served as director of the East Texas Historical Association and editor of the Association’s Journal for 37 years. He was a past president of the Texas State Historical Association, past vice chair of the Texas Historical Commission, and author/editor of more than 20 books on historical topics—and one book of humor titled Helpful Cooking Hints for House Husbands of Uppity Women. Along with teaching, McDonald served as SFA's community liaison. His Red River Radio commentaries aired for many years on Fridays at 7:35 a.m.

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The late commentator Archie McDonald contributed to our Friday morning airwaves for a better part of a decade. Now we're taking some Fridays to remember the commentaries that touched us in the past. This commentary about the "watery element" is one of them.

The late commentator Archie McDonald was a dedicated writer. He took his weekly spot on Red River Radio very seriously, and continually delivered fresh material for his Friday visits with us. Dr. McDonald passed away earlier this month. This commentary that he penned recently hasn't aired before. No. 586 is titled "Memories."

The late commentator Archie McDonald recalls the people he most admires. Red River Radio is rebroadcasting some commentaries in honor of Dr. McDonald. This one originally aired in Dec. 2011.

Commentator Archie McDonald is back in the saddle reciting the Ten Commandments of cowboys.

Commentator Archie McDonald remembers the destruction caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. "Little Boy," its code name, was developed by the Manhattan Project during World War II.