Chuck Smith

News Producer

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years'  experience to Red River Radio  having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host,  talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor  for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television.  He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant.   In pursuit of higher learning,  Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles.   He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Courtesy: Texas Forestry Servce / TAMU

TX WILDFIRES HOTLINE -   You’ve no doubt have heard that California is battling a huge number of wildfires lately.  There’s been an uptick in fires in the Lone Star State too as the Texas A&M Forest Service  reveals on its Twitterfeed  that it has responded to 57 fires throughout the state over the last week.   In the wake of these fires, the Texas Advisory Council on Arson is reminding people about its hotline.   Mark Hanna is a spokesperson for the group.

Courtesy: LaFilmPrize

LA FILM PRIZE -  20 filmmaker finalists  for this year’s Louisiana Film Prize were announced Friday at a special event that took place at the Robinson Film Center. This is the seventh annual film prize competition that has the largest cash-prize in the country and according to a press release, a record breaking number of films were entered this year.  One of those filmmakers to have a film selected among the top 20 finalists was Bossier resident Kyle Kleinecke who shared his thoughts  with Red River River on why he participated in the event.

Courtesy: TSTA

TEXAS TEACHER'S PAY - A study released this week finds more teachers in the Lone Star state are taking second jobs to supplement their income.  The Texas State Teachers Association, or TSTA, conducted the survey of nearly 1-thousand educators.   Four-in-ten said they needed second jobs to make ends meet.  TSTA president  Noel  Candelaria  expects thisnumber to grow.