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.

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8:00pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival - The Clayton Brothers Part 2

Airs, Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.  There's nothing like the sound of musicians embracing the concept of swinging on the bandstand, a 20th-century American conception that has since permeated the planet.

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6:00pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Public Affairs Specials

Lone Star Legislative Summit: Media Roundtable

Airs Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Recorded live from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

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8:00pm

Wed February 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Heavenly Sight: Of Vision Lost and Found

Airs Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m. Despite disability, poverty, isolation and prejudice, a surprising number of blind African American musicians who came from the gospel tradition influenced not just gospel music, but blues, bluegrass, and American vernacular music up to and beyond rock and roll. Using narrative, archival audio, interviews, scholarly commentary and music, Heavenly Sight tells this little known story through broadcast and a comprehensive, interactive web site.

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9:00pm

Tue February 21, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival - Mario Castro Quintet In Concert

Airs Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 p.m. The Berklee College of Music in Boston has educated at least eight bandleaders playing this year's Newport Jazz Festival, and several other sidemen. So it's appropriate that the school annually sends one of its most enterprising student groups to Newport. At the Harbor Stage, Puerto Rican saxophonist Mario Castro leads a group of musicians from places as far-flung as South Korea, Israel and California, and as close as a few hours north on the Massachusetts coast. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7.

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9:00am

Tue February 21, 2012
Support Red River Radio

New Building Fund

The New Building Design - See More ->

Dear Red River Radio Supporter, 

I am excited to announce that Red River Radio will soon have a new home.   Many of you know that we have long needed a new studio facility.   Separately from our regular fund drives, we have raised over $600,000 to build new studios and have already started construction.   Some very generous people and several foundations have quietly contributed to this effort.  

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