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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Join Red River Radio and the Arts Council of Central Louisiana as we welcome Fred Child, host of Performance Today, to Alexandria for his only Louisiana appearance on Saturday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 3, at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera, Danielle de Niese takes the title role in George Frideric Handel's Partenope, with David Daniels as Arsace, Daniela Mack in the role of Rosmira, Alek Shrader as Emilio, Anthony Roth Costanzo as Armindo, and Philippe Sly as Ormonte. Christopher Alden directs and Julian Wachner leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in the Performance. 

Airs Friday, October 2, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear tracks from Ben Folds Five, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. In our second hour, we join renowned Jazz Artist McCoy Tyner, Live on Stage at Disney Concert Hall, and this week in our final hour, it's All Water Under The Bridge, with tracks from Dan Bern, Gemma Hayes, Jack Johnson, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Bruce Springsteen.

Airs Thursday, October 1, at 8 p.m. When you talk about the history of bluegrass music, the names "Earl" and "Lester" are always prevalent, since they led one of the greatest groups, the Foggy Mountain Boys. The band was founded in 1948 by guitarist Lester Flatt, who had been a member of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. Flatt brought banjo player Earl Scruggs with him shortly after leaving Monroe to create a lineup that music historians generally view as one of greatest bluegrass bands of all time.

  Repeat Broadcast Aires Thursday, October 1, at 6 p.m. This week on Red River Radio's "Health Matters,” the topic of discussion was Sports medicine.  Dr. Randall Brewer was host to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shane Barton and Lance Champagne, head athletic trainer for the LSUS Pilots and Lady Pilots. They took your calls and questions during the show.  (This is a repeat broadcast and no calls will be taken during the show)