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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6:00pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Science

What's Bugging You?

Aired Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m.  Once again Beverly J Burden, Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident Entomologist joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We talked about what's new on the insect horizon and took your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You?"

12:00am

Sun June 10, 2012

8:00pm

Mon June 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Chris Allen & Friends Live on Red River Radio

Airs Monday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. Bassist Chris Allen will be joined by guitarist Nick Palmer and Galen Smith on drums for some live jazz infused music on Monday night. Tune in for more live music during our Summer Pledge Dive and give us a call at 800-552-8502 to make your pledge or go on line here.   Donate Now.

7:00pm

Sat June 2, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Steve Howell plays live on Red River Radio

Airs Saturday, June 2, at 7:00 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 by making a pledge by calling 800-552-8502.

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12:00am

Wed May 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Maggie Koerner - Live on Red River Radio

Airs Wednesday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m.  Maggie Koerner will join Bill Beckett & Wally Derleth for a live show featuring music from her debut release. Join us for the rising talent from Shreveport and help us out with your pledge of support at 800-552-8502 or just click here and pledge on line.

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