Wally Derleth - Evening Jazz

Producer & Host

Wally moved to Shreveport in the fall of 1994 from Wisconsin. He started with Red River Radio in November 1999. Wally enjoys listening to music, playing golf, umpiring high school and college baseball games, and he likes to read "anything by Stephen King or Tom Clancy." You also will find him cheering for the Green Bay Packers and the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

Ways To Connect


Veteran Bluesman Bruce Flett performs in his road warrior trio, the Bluebirds. Since the hey day of the A Train Bruce has been a mainstay of the American blues scene and is a founding member of the Bluebirds who have been performing together for more that 27 years. They will join us in our Red River Radio studios for an up-tempo concert filled with Blues, Roots Rock, SwampPop, R&B and original material infused with thier high energy and love of music. They will also help us raise the revenue we need to keep Red River Radio's wide variety of musical offering on the air. Whether you love blues, folk, jazz, acoustic, world, alternative, classical, or old time Americana you know Red River Radio offers it all, week in and week out. Help us keep it all on the air by calling in at 800-552-8502 or gon online and pledge here. DONATE NOW!

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Airs Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m.  Joins us for a lively acoustic blues show with Buddy Flett, live on Red River Radio. He returns with a basket full of great blues, and will be joined by Jimmy Caskey to help Red River Radio raise the money we need to continue for the next year. Tune in for a great night of live music and help us out with your calls and pledges at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here.  DONATE NOW!

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Airs Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. Airheart is an  acoustic trio playing a wide variety of music, from rock to pop to folk to country to blues to R&B. They place a special emphasis on beautiful harmonies, including not only their own original songs but also The Beatles, Smokey Robinson, Hank Williams, Sr., The Eagles, Three Dog Night, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, John Prine, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Pure Prairie League, The Hollies, Loggins & Messina, The Everly Brothers and many others. Airheart is Dan Garner, guitar, vocals, & harmonica; Amelia Blake, guitar & vocals; and Paula O'Neal, vocals, penny whistle, & percussion. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or on line here.  DONATE NOW!  

Airs Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m.  Join us once again for an electrified performance as AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band take to the air waves. AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band have maintained a prestigious career over the years and have played the Sonny Boy Blues Society Battle of the Bands Competition, the King Biscuit Blues Festival and the International Blues Competition in Memphis. They are well know throughout the region and always inject high voltage into our pledge drives.

Airs Wednesday, May 28 at 8 p.m.  Another fine Louisiana ensemble joins us in the studios for a live broadcast performance. A Fine Romance features some grand old crooner tunes set to a contemporary sound with Loren Demerath on guitar and vocals, Joel Boultinghouse on standup bass, and Curtis Joseph on drums. Tune in Wednesday night at 8 p.m. and please help us out during our end of the year membership campaign by making a pledge so that we can continue bringing you all the shows you enjoy.