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

Thu February 28, 2013
Buddy Flett

Buddy Flett and Friends Live from Red River Radio

Buddy Flett

Airs Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.  Joins us for a lively acoustic blues show with Buddy Flett and friends, Live on Red River Radio. They return with a basket full of great blues 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 now:  DONATE NOW!

8:00pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Airheart Live

Airheart Live from Red River Radio

Airheart

Airs Tuesday, February 26 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 February 22, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, February 22 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we'll start with a blast from the past featuring the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers and we'll also have new music by Craig Finn and Caveman plus blues from Little Freddie King, Buddy Flett and Otis Taylor and something from India with the flute master Hariprasad Chaurasia. On our concert set, it's a double bill featuring Fiona Apple and Sharon Van Etten, recorded live at SXSW. 

Caravan Playlist for Friday, February 22, 2013

9:00pm

Fri February 15, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we present two special hour long profiles of two stellar artists, Sam Cooke and Buddy Guy. Then at 11 a.m. a music tribute to the Prince of Darkness.... Mile Davis, who's ability to enfold the blue note into his horn playing is unmatched by any.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, February 8, 2013

10:01am

Thu February 14, 2013
11:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: River City Repertoire Theatre presents "8".

Bill Beckett talks with Patric McWilliams from River City Repertoire Theatre about the staged reading of "8", a documentary play by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black (MILK). This is a One Night Only presentation at the Karpeles Museum, on Friday night, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.   For more information go to River City Repertoire Theatre or call 318-868-5888.

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