Special Programs: Upcoming Community and Cultural Programs

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of programming, from classical, jazz and blues to news, public affairs, entertainment and information programming. We will also present specials for various holidays, cultural events, and documentaries on important issues of the day. Bookmark this page for information about these various specials. This page will be updated weekly. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu


  Here is what is coming up on Red River Radio.

  The following is a list of past specials you may have heard.

Press Image / The Emergence of Otis Redding

Airs Friday, February 24, 2017, at 10 p.m. A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, fans and family of Otis Redding plus plenty of his most important music. Hour One can stand on its own. Hour Two is a deeper dive into Redding's music and story. Guests include:  Redding's daughter Karla Redding-Andrews, Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's), Paul Janeway (lead singer of St.

Airs Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m.  Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom. They were part of the Great Migration: the movement of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to the big cities of the West, North, and Midwest starting in 1915.

Courtesy: D. Hyland-Facebook

SMALL TOWN RAGE - David Hylan and Raydra Hall are Shreveport filmmakers and this week they are in Glasgow, Scotland because their documentary: SMALLTOWN RAGE-Fighting Back in the Deep South was chosen among hundreds of other films to be shown at the Glasgow Film Festival. Their film tells the story of the early days of the AIDS Pandemic and the plight of those living in the South who were afflicted with HIV or AIDS.   They answered some questions for Chuck Smith of Red River Radio News from Scotland.

Courtesy: Friends of the Neches River Wildlife Refuge

  There will be speakers to discuss the history of the refuge and the crawfish and mussells as well as other wildlife on the refuge.  To learn more, call Dr. Von Dawson, president-Friends of the Neches River Wildlife Refuge at: (903) 391-2444 or e-mail at vondawson@hotmail.com