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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

Wed March 11, 2015
Buddy Flett Live

Buddy Flett & Friends Live on Red River Radio

Airs Wednesday, March 11, at 8:00 p.m.  Joins us for a lively blues show with Buddy Flett, live on Red River Radio. He returns with a basket full of great blues, and will be joined by Jimmy Caskey to help Red River Radio raise the money we need to continue for the next year. Tune in for a great night of live music and help us out with your calls and pledges at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here.  DONATE NOW!

9:00pm

Tue March 10, 2015
Chris Allen & Winston Hall live

Chris Allen & Winston Hall Live in the Red River Radio Studios

Airs Tuesday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.  Joins us for a lively acoustic jazz and pop set with Chris Allen on  standup bass and Winston Hall on piano & vocals. 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!

9:00pm

Mon March 9, 2015
Smithfield Fair

Smithfield Fair Live on Red River Radio

Smithfield Fair

Airs Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m. You'll want to snuggle in on Monday evening with a lovely cup of tea, chocolate or coffee, and tune into Red River Radio to hear Smithfield Fair LIVE at 8 p.m. They will be performing and chatting with Caravan host and friend Bill Beckett along with Evening Jazz Host Wally Derleth, doing songs from their Southern Americana and Scottish repertoires, including a tune or two from their brand new MARBLES album of instrumentals. Please tune in and support Red River Radio in the Louisiana-Arkansas-Northeast Texas area during our Spring Pledge Drive and give us a call at 800-552-8502 to make your pledge or go on line here. Donate Now!

8:00pm

Fri March 6, 2015
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Cookie Jar Live on Red River Radio

Airs Friday, March 6, at 8:00 p.m. Barbara Jarrell & Cookie Garner, AKA Cookie Jar, will join hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. They'll presents a blend of acoustic originals mixed with folk, classic pop and roots Americana covers for a delightful and fun evening of music. Support live, local music on the radio. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here: DONATE NOW!

8:00pm

Thu March 5, 2015
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Chris McCaa - AKA Professor Pork Chop Live From Red River Radio

Chris McCaa

Airs Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Chris McCaa, AKA Professor Pork Chop will be cooking up some musical gumbo LIVE this Thursday night at 8 pm on Red River Radio. His latest CD, U R My Everything as made a big splash on the roots and blues charts and he'll be here to share some of the music with you. All About Jazz says the "Professor ... has a voice that is the love child of Randy Newman and John Hiatt, seasoned with Tabasco and gin."  Tune in for his high proof and hot music live during our Spring Pledge Drive and give us a call at 800-552-8502 to make your pledge or go on line here.  Donate Now!

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