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.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

 WINTRY SNOWY MIX- Much of the Red River Radio Listening area has received snowfall mixed with sleet and freezing rain this Tuesday morning.  The weather has forced school and government closures as well as some major interstate roadways.  To hear what has been affected,  click the audiolink below for the story as broadcast on Red River Radio's Morning Edition-Local Newscast.

These school systems are closed tomorrow due to impending bad weather. All Bossier schools and centers, Loyola College Prep, St. John Berchmans Catholic School and St. Joseph Catholic Schools, Pathways in Education, BPCC, Webster Parish Schools, Natchitoches Parish Schools, Elysian Fields Schools, and the LSUS campus. LSUS - ALL ONLINE courses will proceed as normal.  Please check your classes on Moodle for updates.

There is a Two-hour delay for Nacogdoches ISD. 

Courtesy: GB Sciences

MEDICAL MARIJUANA- Louisiana officials are still moving along with its development despite the recent dictate on federal marijuana prosecutions issued by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Ashley Mullens is coordinator with the LSU-Agcenter which oversees the growing operations in the state. She explains what impact  this might have on Louisiana’s medical marijuana program.

Courtesy: Dr. Jack Bedell

LA. STATE POET LAUREATE - Gov. John Bel Edwards named Dr. Jack Bedell Louisiana’s newest Poet Laureate in August of 2017.  Dr. Bedell is a Professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University and the author of nine books, including Call and Response (with Darrell Bourque, 2010), Come Rain, Come Shine (2006), What Passes for Love (2001), Bone-Hollow, True: New & Selected Poems (2013), Elliptic (2016), and Revenant (2016). As editor of Southeastern’s literary magazine Louisiana Literature since 1992, he has published numerous Louisiana poets. Dr.