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.



Sat September 14, 2013
Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra

Airs Saturday, September 14 at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welsr-Moest returns to the stage to lead the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Grosse Fugue as well as Scriabin's Symphony No. 4  “Poem of Ecstasy” and Chute d”Etoiles (Falling Stars) by Pintscher. Maestro Welsr-Moest will be joined on stage by trumpeters Michael Sachs and Jack Sutte.


Fri September 13, 2013


Rick Adams joins us in our studios tonight on the Caravan

Airs Friday, September 13 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we feature music by Smithfield Fair, Harvey Reid, Tom Russell, Iris DeMent, and Andrew Cronshaw plus blues from Clyde Walker, Buddy Flett Craig Finn, and Lee Roundtree. Then, in our second hour we'll be joined by Rick Adams and Frank Willis in our Marion & Donald Weiss performance studio to talk about Rick's New CD, No Cover At The Door.  In hour final hour this week it's all about "Shades of Gray," with music from Leonard Cohen, Harry Chapin, the Sons of the Never Wrong, and Dar Williams with Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell. Caravan Playlist for Friday, September 13, 2013

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Thu September 12, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Airs Thursday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode, we listen to Wynton Marsalis leading the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.  During the mid-1990's, trumpeter and bandleader Wynton Marsalis was leading his septet, one of the most artistically and commercially successful jazz bands of its time.  When he became the full-time artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in 1995, he essentially folded his septet into the resident orchestra, allowing him the artistic palate with which to paint the entire range and history of jazz while still offering up new and original work.  In this episode, we listen to Wynton Marsalis lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra through this 2009 recording.


Thu September 12, 2013
Bird Calls

Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford

Aired Thursday,  September 12 at 6 p.m. Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took your calls on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. He answered your questions about our avian world at 800-552-8502. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify please send them to Bill Beckett, the host of Bird Calls, and he will send them to Cliff who will research them for the show. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show.

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Thu September 12, 2013
Yom Kipur

Birthday of the World Part 2: Yom Kipur

Airs Thursday, September 12 at 2 p.m.  Music and Liturgy for Yom Kipur, (The Day of Atonement) Sung by The Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music of the Jewish Liturgy performed by The Western Wind, guest singers and four internationally renowned cantors.

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