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.

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SAVING LOUISIANA'S COASTLINE When it comes to gulf coast erosion, the state that comes to mind  as  having  the  most  critical  loss is Louisiana.  It’s a story that’s as old as the Mississippi River as coastal conditions  have  worsened  over time,  the construction of flood levees  and  dredged   boat channels through coastal wetlands  have added to the problem.  But  there’s  some  effort  being  made  to  try and  keep  Louisiana’s  coastal  areas  from  disappearing.  Johnny Bradberry,  heads Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and explained to B

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

EVERYONE HAS A STORY- Everyone has a story to tell.  And that’s the whole idea behind StoryCorps.  It’s a non-profit organization that travels the country and records people telling their stories in a specially- designed mobile recording studio in an Airstream trailer.  Well StoryCorps has made it to Shreveport and has parked it’s mobile studio at the Shreve Memorial Library’s  Broadmoor Branch where it will be recording oral histories for the next 30 days.