Fri January 11, 2013

Caravan: Michael Garvin Live

Michael Garvin

Airs Friday, January 11 at 9 pm.  On the next edition of The Caravan we’ll hear something new from Craig Finn, something old from Erica Wheeler, and something blue from Taj Mahal. Then we’ll turn South with music from Nick Anis, Inkuyo, and Erin Corday.  During our live set we’ll feature a session with Michael Garvin, a Shreveport native who’s returned home after many years in Nashville as a writer and producer. Michael has over 80 chart hits to his credit, with 30 in the Top 10, and 18 No. 1 hits, including George Benson’s “Never Give Up On A Good Thing” and “Waiting For Tonight,” which Jennifer Lopez took to the top. He’ll talk with Bill Beckett about his Louisiana roots, his Nashville career and touring, and the new directions he is taking with his music composition. Join us Friday night at 9 pm for The Caravan on Red River Radio.

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Fri January 4, 2013


Airs Fridays at 9:00 p.m. Red River Radio launches the “Caravan,” a new weekly program featuring a diverse selection of music with host Bill Beckett. Each week you'll hear music from around the globe in a mosaic designed to carry the listener along effortlessly. The first hour will feature a broad mix with certain recurring themes such as Blues at the Bottom, From the Edge, or a Return to the Vinyl Frontier. The second hour of “Caravan” will feature live concert material from around the country and world, including locally-produced concerts recorded in our new studios or recorded at venues around our listening region. The third hour is designed to be a seamless and quite moody tapestry called “Be Quiet and Play the Music,” a 52:00 minute segment of music without breaks. Underlying the music is a sort of hidden theme that only Bill knows and he's not telling, so you can approach the hour and let it affect you in your own unique way. Tune in Fridays at 9:00 p.m. for a new and very unique listening experience. Bill has a vast library of music and a deep love of all genres’ from Indian Raga's and Delta Blues to Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Alternative, World and more. Enjoy the experience and discover new music each week. When we launch our in-studio concert portion of the program you may even have the opportunity to be in the audience. Play lists will be posted after the show each week. 

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Thu October 4, 2012

What Was I Thinking for October 4, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain share his thoughts about the Celtic Festival in Monroe this weekend.


Wed September 26, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Brady Blade: A Different Drum

Airs Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m.  Randy Brewer sat down with Brady Blade, renowned musician, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Blade Studio’s  in Shreveport, to talk about his life, his music career, and the current work he is doing with Blade Studios. During the hour we’ll travel across the globe with Brady as he works with artists ranging from the Killer Bees and the Brand New Heavies, to Emmylou Harris, Steve Earl, Daniel Lanois, and Dave Matthews. We’ll follow as he travels back to his home in Shreveport, after living in Sweden for many years, to open Blade Studio’s along with partner and Executive Producer Scott Crompton and award winning recording engineer Chris Bell. During the hour we’ll hear selections from some artists Brady has been working with including singer-songwriter Maggie Koerner and Citizen Cope. We'll also listen to some  artists he recommends such as Massive Attack, Hurricane Chris, and The Lackadaisies. In addition we will listen to tracks Brady played on from Steve Earl, Dave Matthews, and Emmylou Harris. Join us for an hour long profile of Brady Blade, Wednesday Night at 8:00 p.m., here on Red River Radio.


Tue September 11, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Rising Above & Noble Heroes with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Airs Tuesday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m.  Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and special guest Tom Brokaw as we remember those who parished in the tragic attackes of 9/11 and those who risked their lives to save many others from perishing. The choir will present Shenandoah, For the Beauty of the Earth, a Lullabye, Homeward Bound, Amazing Grace, God Bless America, God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand, This Land Is Your Land, The House I Live In, Guide Us, O God of Grace, Our God Is Marching On, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, America the Beautiful, and My Country, 'Tis of Thee.