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. 

 

Pages

8:00pm

Thu July 7, 2011
Public Affairs Specials

Walking With Giants: The Community Foundation at 50

Listen to the complete program here.

"For the past 50 years the Community Foundation of North Louisiana has been a vital force in improving the quality of life in our community. From their support of the arts to their efforts at reducing poverty and the underlying issues, to improving the education of our children, they have been engaged on all fronts. Join us for a look at their efforts today as we speak with some of the organizations who are improving lives through the generous support of the Community Foundation."

Read more

6:00pm

Thu May 19, 2011
Local

What's Bugging You - 05/19/11

Dr. Beverly Burden

Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at LSUS joins host Bill Beckett to discuss our insect neighbors and take your calls about "What's Bugging You."

6:00pm

Thu May 6, 2010
Local

What's Bugging You - 05/06/10

Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at LSUS joins host Bill Beckett to discuss our insect neighbors and take your calls about "What's Bugging You."

6:00pm

Thu April 22, 2010
Local

Health Matters - 04/22/10 - Protecting Children From Sexual Predators

How To Protect Our Children From Sexual Predators."  Detective Paula Morino with the Shreveport PD Sex Crimes Unit & Dr. Bruce McCormick, a medical and family psychologist joined Bill Beckett and answered online questions.

Pages