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.



Fri August 9, 2013


Josh Hyde (L) & Buddy Flett (R)
Courtesy of Reverend Charley Photography

Airs Friday, August 9 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature an Americana flavor with new tracks from 3 Penny Acre, the Honey Dewdrops, and Rick Adams and some classic tracks from the Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Neil Young. We'll have  a concert set with John Wakefield & John Jordan and and a full blues concert with Buddy Flett and Josh Hyde. Then on Be Quiet and Play The Music we'll close the show with All The Pretty Little Horses. Join us for the Caravan, Friday at 9 on Red River Radio.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, August 9, 2013


Thu August 8, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Preservation Hall Jazz Band with the Del McCoury Band Live

Airs Thursday, August 8 at 8 p.m.  On paper, it wouldn't appear that the mixture of a traditional New Orleans jazz group and a classic bluegrass band on the same stage would make for a musical extravaganza. But when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band decided to make a recording and follow it up with a national tour, the result was the essence of the term "Americana". In this episode, we listen to a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies as the high and lonesome sound of the Appalachians comes together with the hot and lively jazz of New Orleans. 


Thu August 8, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: The Robinson Film Center Goes Digital

Aired Thursday, August 8 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Alexandyr Kent, the Executive Director of the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, about their new state of the art Digital Projection System, the Summer Film Camps screening this weekend, and their upcoming Educational Projects.  Their summer film camps had a record year at RFC! More than 100 students gathered to make original short films. See the results August 10 for this free screening.

Read more about their Digital Upgrade.    

Read more about their education programs here.

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Tue August 6, 2013
Remembering Abbey Lincoln

For the Love of Abbey

Airs Tuesday, August 6 at 9 p.m.  The world lost Abbey Lincoln (Aminata Moseka) in 2010, but her enduring legacy as jazz artist is still very much with us.   To commemorate what would have been her 83rd birthday on August 6th of this year, Peabody Award Winning Producer Jim Luce teams up with Abbey’s pianist Marc Cary to produce a moving tribute. Marc Cary’s new release, “For the Love of Abbey” (on Motema Records) interprets Abbey’s music in moving and emotional renditions on solo piano.  We also hear many tunes from Abbey’s earlier recordings. In her lifetime she recorded with many jazz luminaries that included Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Baron, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Coleman, Archie Shepp, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Victor Lewis and more.

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Mon August 5, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, August 5 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony maestro Manfred Honeck will be joined on stage by violinist Joshua Bell for a performance of the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms. Mr. Honeck will also lead the orchestra in three works by  Richard Strauss, his tone poem Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration, and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.