The Commentaries of Dr. Archie McDonald

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For many years Dr. Archie McDonald delivered us poignant and insightful commentaries on subjects ranging from politics, to pop culture, and everything in between. Archie passed in 2012 and we miss his warmth and charm immensely. We retain an archive of his material on our website to remember him by. We hope you will listen and enjoy as much as we did his delightful way of looking at life.





Thu August 16, 2012

Remembering Dr. Archie McDonald

Red River Radio has a heavy heart with the loss of longtime commentator Archie McDonald whose "Friday morning follies" have been a fixture on our station for more than a decade.  Dr. McDonald passed away Aug. 16 from an illness. He served on the Stephen F. Austin State University faculty for more than 40 years and was beloved in the Nacogdoches community. He was the executive director of the East Texas Historical Association for many years and wrote or edited books, journals and articles. Most recently, he served SFA as a community liaison, representing the university at many public events. He was a long time member of the Red River Radio Community Advisory Board, serving as chairperson for several terms.  He interviewed George Foreman, Alan Bean, and James Baker through his Archie McDonald Speaker Series broadcast on our station. In the classroom, on the streets of Nacogdoches, and on the airwaves, Archie will be missed tremendously.


Fri August 10, 2012

McDonald: Cowboys have class

Commentator Archie McDonald is back in the saddle reciting the Ten Commandments of cowboys.


Fri August 3, 2012

McDonald: On remembering the destruction of 'Little Boy'

Commentator Archie McDonald remembers the destruction caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. "Little Boy," its code name, was developed by the Manhattan Project during World War II.


Fri July 27, 2012

McDonald: Acknowledging the lows of Rocky Mountain highs

Commentator Archie McDonald would like to escape to a cool mountaintop these days, sans any travel snafus.


Fri July 20, 2012

McDonald: On not being the piano prodigy

Commentator Archie McDonald wishes he would have paid more attention to his piano teacher so he wouldn't be hung up on Chopsticks today.