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

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.

9:00pm

Fri October 11, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, October 11 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 new tracks from the New Release by Buddy Flett.  Then in our concert hour, Sigur Ros live from Celebrate Brooklyn, and in the final hour, we go beneath the fire. Tune in for the Caravan, Friday at 9 on Red River Radio.

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6:00pm

Thu October 10, 2013
Cultural, Community, Information

Health Matters: Alzheimers

Aired Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Shreveport psychiatrist Dr. Gary Booker, Debbie Hayes of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Louisiana, and Christine Wright, an occupational therapist with LSU Health Shreveport, were our guests to discuss how Alzheimer’s affects patients and families and we took your calls and questions.

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7:35am

Thu October 10, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 10/10/13

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is may not be known for his looks, but his accent seems to precede him.

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12:00pm

Tue October 8, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: "Bus Stop" by River City Repertory Theatre

Aired Tuesday, October 8 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Jeremiah James and Patric McWilliams about River City Repertoire Theatre's upcoming production of William Inge’s Play “Bus Stop,” which opens Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 pm at the East Bank Theater in Bossier City. For show times and ticket information visit River City Repertory Theatre of call 318-868-5888.

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