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.

Tears of a Clown Logo / African American Public Radio Consortium

Airs Monday, February 19, 2018, at 9 p.m. The story of Smokey Robinson is actually the story of Motown. In this 2-hour music special we learn that Smokey was from the start, the creative backbone of the Motown operation.

Robinson is one of the most prolific American popular songwriters of all time. He was Berry Gordy's number two person. And his ability to write hit songs had everything to do with Motown becoming a music powerhouse.

Courtesy: LSUS

LSUS-Threat:  Last Friday, LSUS issued a campus-wide emergency notification after discovering threats  made on Social Media  directed at LSUS and  Faculty.   These threats were considered credible and local law enforcement began investigating along with the FBI.


Airs Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. A special hour-long edition of Witness from the BBC World Service, bringing together some incredible interviews looking at the African-American experience as told by people who were there. We hear the story of America’s first major-party black candidate for president; meet one of the founding members of the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers; and Ruby Bridges talks about being escorted to school by U.S. Marshals.

Airs Monday, February 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra takes the stage along with violinist Jieming Tang for a concert that features Finding Rothko by Adam Schoenberg, the Violin Concerto by Korngold, and the Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff. Brett Mitchell conducts.