Holiday Specials on Red River Radio

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of holiday special for the season beginning the day before Thanksgiving. Programs for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, &  New Years, Passover, Easter, The High Holy Days, and more, which celebrate our diverse culture through the sacred and secular, classical, jazz, folk, world, and popular music, story telling, drama, humor, cooking, religion, philosophy, and more. Join us as we Celebrate with each other throughout this season of Joy. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu

 

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Airs Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 10 p.m. Music and comments that take your listeners into the heart of America, including a powerful presentation of our 200+ year old national anthem. Familiar and forgotten songs, many not normally associated with Independence Day, that highlight the people, issues, and ideas that create America, supported by insightful commentary. After the program introduction, you'll hear a dramatic rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, accompanied by rare facts about the origin of its words and music.

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Airs Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 9 p.m. A variety of music, sounds, and summer facts take you to the beach, the mountains, summer movies, baseball games, and summer camp, all with a dash of lightning and a cool summer breeze. Recent recordings by jazz artist Lisa Hilton and new age composer Steven C., classics by Seals & Crofts, The Brothers Four, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, The Beach Boys, and John Denver. Popular movie themes from John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, James Horner, Randy Newman, Peter Nero, and Percy Faith.

Airs Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 8 p.m. So you think you don’t have any plans for July 4th? WRONG! SAD! Celebrate the holiday when the Capitol Steps poke fun at today’s news with their brand new, one-hour 4th of July special. Call your friends! Call your lawyer! Call your lawyer’s lawyer! This special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous…the highest ratings ever, believe me. If there’s anything both sides can agree on, it’s that we all could use a good laugh. Tune out and tune in as the Capitol Steps rhyme the news of the day.

Airs Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a celebration of the American Spirit of Independence as they perform songs including Cohan's Big Three, God of Our Father's, Whose Almighty Hand, Prelude on My Country, 'Tis of Thee, Hymn for America, The Stars and Stripes Forever, America the Beautiful, Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, America, the Dream Goes On, Rally ‘Round the Flag, and Battle Hymn of the Republic.

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Airs Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10 p.m. Highlighted by music of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, touching also on Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It documents our country’s strife over our entry into some wars, but respectfully acknowledges the hardships of combat, and honors our fighting men and women who have given the ultimate.

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