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

NAACP FORUM-   Some schools in Caddo Parish have received low performance ratings and it appears that schools graded “D” or “F” by the Department of Education are in neighborhoods  serving predominantly children of color.  The Shreveport NAACP is holding a public forum this evening at Booker T. Washington  High School.  On the line is Lloyd Thompson,  president of the NAACP’s Shreveport Branch  who explains why this event is taking place. "I decided some year's ago when  I started looking at  'F' and 'D' schools in Caddo parish, 

Courtesy: BPSO

BOSSIER PARISH CRIME DOWN- Bossier Parish Sheriff  Julian Whittington held a press conference yesterday to release the 2017 crime statistics for Bossier Parish,  Whittington explained, there was a decrease of nearly six percentage points in major crimes from 2016 to 2017. "We'll go through the numbers first; 6 percent overall decrease in major crime for last year. Our homicide rate we're very proud of, for two years running we've had zero homicides. That's "ZERO" any way you count it, it's 

Courtesy: La Assn for the Blind

DINING IN THE DARK - So imagine you’re going to have  dinner at an  restaurant. There’s going to be 5 courses, an appetizer course,  a salad,  a first course and so on. There’ll be wine served  too. Now imagine having to eat all this while being blind-folded.