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.



Thu March 27, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bob Seeley's Boogie Woogie

Bob Seeley

Airs Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. Listen to one of the greatest living exponents of boogie woogie piano, octogenarian Bob Seeley playing at the Charles H. Morris Center during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival. The sound of a train rolling down the tracks has long served as the metaphor for American musical styles rooted in the blues. One such style was created especially on the piano and it's known as boogie woogie. Tune in to this episode to hear one of the genre's greatest living exponents, the 80-year old Bob Seeley. Having studied under Meade Lux Lewis, one of the kings of boogie woogie piano, Seeley's playing style is virtuosic, creative and showcases a very powerful left hand.

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Thu March 27, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Becoming A Healthier Male

Aired Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Dr. Randy Brewer was joined by urologist Dr. Loren Smith, psychologist Dr.  Mark Vigen, and physical therapist Terry Eberhardt for a discussion on Becoming A Healthier Male. As always, your questions were also addressed during the show. 

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Wed March 26, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: “Dress Casual” featuring Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin in Dress Casual at Angelina Arts Alliance

Aired Wednesday, March 26 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett sat down with Tracy Pinkerton, Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance, to talk about their upcoming show called “Dress Casual” featuring Mandy Patinkin in concert accompanied by pianist Paul Ford. This show takes place Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Angelina Arts Alliance in Lufkin, Texas. For more information contact the Angelina Arts Alliance online or call 936–633–5454.

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Mon March 24, 2014
New Orleans Jazz Festival

New Orleans Jazz Festival: Blues Night

Satan and Adam
Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Airs Monday, March 24 at 8 p.m.  Join us this week for the next program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight, Blues will be featured with Satan and Adam on stage.


Mon March 24, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra each Monday morning at 11 a.m. The open concert for the season features conductor Manfred Honeck who will be joined by pianist Lang Lang for the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Franz Listz as well as Chopin’s Etude No. 5, Op. 10. The concert will also showcase Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to “Forza del Destino;”  Felix Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;”  Richard Wagner’s Overture to “Tannhauser;” Igor Stravinksy’s Danse Infernale from “The Firebird;” and Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake.” Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony each Monday morning at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.