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 - Larry McClemons / Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Airs Friday, October 7, at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we have new music from Patty Griffin, LAKE, Boreal sons, Kan Wakan, Augustines, Steve Howell, Buddy Flett, and Anders Osborne plus music from Etta Baker and Travis. Then a concert by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, two wanders from Vermont, and in the final hour we'll sigh "An American Prayer." join me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

Press Image / Reverend Charley's Patent Medicine Show

Airs Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m. Join us for an up-tempo show featuring Reverend Charley's Patent Medicine Show with a unique blending of folk, bluegrass, and old tyme music that will start your feet shuffling. we also hope you'll help out and support Red River Radio during our  end of the year membership campaign so we can continue to bring you the widest variety of great shows week after week.

Press Image / Magnolia Mae

Airs Wednesday, October 5, at 8 p.m. Join us for a live concert featuring  Roots Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass with Magnolia Mae featuring John Falco Garcia on Guitar, Banjo and Vocals; Melissa Garcia on Vocals; Wes Hamilton on Fiddle and Vocals; and Brandon McComic on Bass. They will keep your feet tapping while helping Red River Radio raise revenue to keep the music coming. Call in during the show at 800-552-8502 or donate online here: DONATE NOW


Airs Sunday, October 9, at 8 p.m. The second Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will be moderators by ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The second presidential debate will take the form of a town hall meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. There will be two moderators: ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Red River Radio / Red River Radio

Airs LIVE Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m. Red River Radio announces our winners for the Seventh Annual Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. We will features these young artists live in the Red River Radio studios Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m. Seating is free but limited so please arrive early and help us celebrate these young artists. We will have a reception after.