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.

Airs Friday, August 17, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we'll hear a concert from the 2017 Shreveport Summer Music Festival featuring Wenzel Pichl's Sinfonia in B-Flat, Voyage (1983) by John Corigliano, the Fantasia On a Theme of Thomas Tallis for Double-Stringed Orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Franz Schubert's Symphony No.5 in B Flat Major. Sally Horak is the Solo Flutist. Leonard Kacenjar and Kermit Poling conduct. 

Airs Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present the Jeff & Vida Band in concert from October 15, 2011.

Airs Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. This season opener conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin features the music of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein's symphonic arrangements of his music for On the Waterfront and West Side Story. Soloists are pianists Lang Lang and Chick Corea, as well as 14-year-old Maxim Lando. The young pianist joined in on a two-piano arrangement of Rhapsody.

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.