Bill Beckett

Program Director

Bill became Program Director for Red River Radio in January 2010. He is an honors graduate from Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he was also inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. He began his professional career in 1985 as Traffic Manager and Recording Engineer for WGTE-FM in Toledo Ohio, where he later served as Operations Manager. While in Ohio he taught beginning and advanced multi-track recording studio techniques at his Alma Mater, Bowling Green State University. In 1990 Bill accepted the position as Program Director for WUFT-FM in Gainesville Florida, serving there for 19 years. He is a seasoned radio producer of both music and documentaries programs and has been honored with numerous awards over his career from the Ohio Educational Broadcasters, the Florida Associated Press, the National Association of Community Broadcasters, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Council on Contemporary Families, and The Radio and Television News Directors Association. In 2000 he was a co-recipient National Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Documentary for the program Apalachicola Doin’ Time, along with co-producer Donna Green-Townsend and student associate producers Daniel Beasley and Joshua Azriel. He was co-recipient of a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the documentaries Ground Water Garrison  (2003) and The Long Road  (2007). 
     Bill has a passion for art, music, theatre, literature, and film. He also has a keen interest in history, the sciences, and politics and he brings this broad range of interests and knowledge to his role as Programmer and Producer. 

 

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8:00pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Hall Allen Trio with Amanda Geneaux Live

Chris Allen, Winston Hall, Galen Smith & Matt Harris Live

Smith, Allen, Hall, & Geneaux
Daniel Gordy

Airs Monday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m.  Joins us for a lively acoustic jazz and pop set with Chris Allen, standup bass, Winston Hall, piano & vocals, Galen Smith drums, and guest pianist and vocalist Matt Harris. They have been a big hit in the past and promise to keep you tantalized with their artistry. Tune in and enjoy and also help Red River Radio raise the money we need to continue for the next year.  You can call in and pledge at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line now:  DONATE NOW!

8:00pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Tim Chauvin Live

Tim Chauvin Live

Airs Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Tim Chauvin will display his strong and melodic song-smithing which brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to the people, places and topics he writes about this Friday night at 8 p.m. We'll also hear some tunes from his CD "Winds of Change."  Tune in for more live music during our Fall Pledge Dive and give us a call at 800-552-8502 to make your pledge or go on line here. Donate Now.

8:00pm

Thu October 17, 2013
Chris McCaa live

Chris McCaa - AKA Professor Pork Chop live

Chris McCaa, AKA Professor Pork Chop

Airs Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. Chris McCaa, AKA Professor Pork Chop will be cooking up some musical gumbo LIVE Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. on Red River Radio. Tune in for more live music during our Fall Pledge Dive and give us a call at 800-552-8502 to make your pledge or go on line here. Donate Now.

8:00pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Steve Howell live

Steve Howell live From Red River Radio

Steve Howell

Airs Wednesday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. Guitarist Steve Howell joins hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. Howell presents a delicate blend of roots music from country, blues and rockabilly to torch songs. In 2011, his CD "Since I Saw You Last" was awarded the Historical Significance Award from the Academy of Texas Music. Support live, local music on the radio. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or Online Here.

8:00pm

Tue October 15, 2013
Airheart Live

Airheart Live from Red River Radio

Airs Tuesday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. Airheart is an  acoustic trio playing a wide variety of music, from rock to pop to folk to country to blues to R&B. They place a special emphasis on beautiful harmonies, including not only their own original songs but also The Beatles, Smokey Robinson, Hank Williams, Sr., The Eagles, Three Dog Night, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, John Prine, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Pure Prairie League, The Hollies, Loggins & Messina, The Everly Brothers and many others. Airheart is Dan Garner, guitar, vocals, & harmonica; Amelia Blake, guitar & vocals; and Paula O'Neal, vocals, penny whistle, & percussion. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or On Line Now Here.

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