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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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9:00pm

Fri November 7, 2014
Caravan

Caravan: Alt J at South by Southwest

Airs Friday, November 7 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we take trip in our First Hour with Bob Tracy as he and Lee Roundtree host and hour of works by indie artist in a program they call "Black -n- Blues. Then we'll hear a concert from the 2013 South by Southwest music festival featuring Alt J on the stage at the NPR Music Showcase held in Stubbs in Austin, ... and then in our final hour we search for the "Solace of a Prayer" with tracks from Patty Griffin, Martha Scanlan, The Eric Underwood Band, Pink Floyd, Erica Wheeler, and Bob Marley.

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9:00pm

Fri October 31, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Caravan: Roy Book Binder

Roy Bookbinder at Fur Peace Ranch

Airs Friday, October 31 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll start out moody and end up blusey with tracks from the Rolling Stones, Warren Wilken, Buddy Flett, Daniel Lanois, The Amboy Dukes and a touch of the Allman Brothers as well. Then in our concert hour, blues man and Reverend Gary Davis protégé Roy Book Binder takes the stage at the Fur Peace Ranch and this week in our final hour we look for secret poets.

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12:00pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Cirque de Shreveport

Red River Radio Spotlight: “Cirque de Shreveport”

Aired Wednesday, October 29 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Artist and teacher Robert Trudeau from the Friend of the Algur Meadows Museum about “Cirque de Shreveport” and the Return of the Mighty Haag Circus to Shreveport, which takes place Saturday, November 1, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at Pinewood manor on Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport. More information online at MeadowsFriends or 318-869-5040. 

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9:00pm

Fri October 24, 2014
Caravan

Caravan: Sigur Ros Live

Sigur Ros Live

Airs Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature music from PH Balance, Myshkin’s Ruby Warbler, Chris McCaa and Chris Allen, Rose Polenzani, Ali Farke Toure, Dave Matthews, Joe Ely and tracks from the Rough Edges by Buddy Flett.  Then in our concert hour, Sigur Ros live from Celebrate Brooklyn, and in the final hour, we go beneath the fire.

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12:00pm

Wed October 22, 2014
Anything Goes

Red River Radio Spotlight: Anything Goes at the Angelina Arts Alliance

Aired Wednesday, October 22, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance, about the New Tony Award Winning Production of Cole Porter’s fabulous musical, “Anything Goes” which will be at the Arts Alliance on Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m. More information can be found online at Angelina Arts Alliance or at 936-633-5454.

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