Red River Radio Spotlight

Airs Thursday, October 20, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Louisiana Folk life Center at Northwestern University, joined by the guest of honor, Ed Huey to share with us some insights about “Talking the Blues: A Musical Informance with Ed Huey.”  This musical informance takes place Saturday, October 22, at 2pm in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. This event is free and open to all.

Aired Tuesday, September 27, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with director Logan Sledge along with Aiden Polling and Tessa Anderson who will be featured in a new production of The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, a play by Peter Parnell, which opens this Thursday night, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. There are also performances this Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., and this Sunday at 2 p.m.

Press Image / Ashley Mace Havird

Aired Monday, September 26, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Ashley Mace Havird about the release of her first novel called Lightningstruck out now in book stores. She will be holding a book signing and reading coming up at the Broadmoor branch of Shreve Memorial Library on October 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. More info about Ashley and her works is available at her website

Press Image / SSO

Aired Friday, September 23, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, along with guest violinist Benny Tseng about the open concert for the 2016-17 season featuring the Symphony No. 3 by Brahms and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61. For complete details visit the Shreveport Symphony online or call 318-227-8863.

Bill Beckett spoke with Kelly Rich, Director of the Highland Area Partnership, about this year’s 13th Annual Highland Jazz and Blues Festival in Shreveport, which takes place this Saturday, September 17th, at the Highland Historic Columbia Park. For complete details visit the festival on line at Highland Jazz & Blues Fest or call 318 – 548 – 3503. That’s 318 – 548 – 3503.