Chuck Smith

News Producer

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years'  experience to Red River Radio  having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host,  talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor  for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television.  He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant.   In pursuit of higher learning,  Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles.   He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.


EL DORADO GOES MAD -  If you haven't heard already,   Something really big is happening in El Dorado, Arkansas, it's a thing called MAD,  which  stands  for  Murphy Arts District, aimed at revitalizing downtown El Dorado.  And here to explain more is Bob Tarren, MAD's Chief Marketing Officer."We are building ultimately a $100 million-dollar project in downtown El Dorado. It's going to consist in phase 1 an 8,000-plus person outdoor amphitheater complete with a farmers market kiosk, and a beautiful stage.

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GRAHAM-CASSIDY HEALTHCARE BILL - The latest effort to repeal and replace  The  Affordable Care Act,  commonly known as “Obama-Care” is a bill crafted by Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham,  both republicans.  The “Graham-Cassidy” bill would establish a Block-Grant  system to states to cover healthcare costs for Medicaid recipients… Senator Cassidy told CNN yesterday how the bill would work.“Our bill gives the Governor responsibility, which she or he may not want, but that’s the best way to get people covered," But Louis

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HIGHER EDUCATION PRIORITIES - Earlier this week,  Louisiana State University in Shreveport celebrated its  50th Anniversary…an official birthday ceremony took place on the University Mall…there  were  several  special  guests and  dignitaries  on hand.  LSU  System  President,  Dr. F. King Alexander  came  up  from  Baton Rouge  to  participate.  Dr. Alexander  told  Red River Radio that state  funding for  higher  education  institutions  like  LSUS  should  be a  strong  priority  for  the  state.