KTYK At Half Power

A vital piece of equipment at the KTYK transmitter went out and we are now operating at half power on the main channel only. We are in the process of ordering a replacement and will make repairs as soon as possible. Our HD signals online are unaffected. We appreciate your patients.

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Climbers on LPB's & KDAQ's transmitter tower.
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KDAQ on Low Power: Re-stacking of transmitter tower begins

The long-awaited work mandated by the FCC at our Shreveport transmitter site begins this week. The FCC has mandated that all TV transmitters make changes to their transmission tower called re-stacking. KDAQ's antenna is located on the LPB tower near Mooringsport, LA. This structural change to the tower requires KDAQ to operate at low power until the work is completed, we will be at low power for the next 2-3 weeks with occasional off-air periods. Listening online will not be affected by this work. We appreciate your support and patience.

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Gov Edwards Questions Critics Of His Covid-19 Response

GOVERNOR’S CV-19 UPDATE - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards held a press conference yesterday to give updates on Tropical Depression Beta’s impact, Phase 3 reopening restrictions, and the latest Covid-19 cases and statistics. But he did also comment on the upcoming Special Legislative Session that Republican Lawmakers announced earlier this week. Louisiana House of Representatives, a majority of the House and the Louisiana Senate members have authorized the written petition under the state...

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

On Election Day, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will be more than 200 miles above her nearest polling place. But she's still planning to vote — from space.

"It's critical to participate in our democracy," Rubins told The Associated Press. "We consider it an honor to be able to vote from space."

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Early Voting Begins In Michigan

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Rita Wilson Wants You To Get Your Flu Shot

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I wait all week to say it's time for sports.


Congress used to like to pass spending bills before an election. Representatives could return home to campaign and say, "Look what we did for you!"

But with 13.6 million people out of work, Congress may not pass a new coronavirus relief bill. Both parties may feel, in today's fractious politics, they can fire up their supporters best if they don't compromise, and blame the other party.


San Francisco Symphony Onstage
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San Francisco Symphony: Wagner's Good Friday Spell and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

Airs Friday, September 25, 2020, at 12 noon. Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra’s artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects carry its impact throughout American musical life. In this concert the orchestra presents pianist Hélène Grimaud in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. James Gaffigan leads the orchestra in this work as well as Wagner's Good Friday Spell from Parsifal, Mozart's “Paris” symphony, and Barber's Symphony No. 1, Op. 9.

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Malin Bystrom as Donna Anna and Daniel Behle as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
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Royal Opera House: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Airs Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 12:00 noon. This week the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series presents the Royal Opera House's performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Don Giovanni – Erwin Schrott
Leporello – Roberto Tagliavini
Donna Anna– Malin Byström
Don Ottavio – Daniel Behle

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Coronavirus: A Weekly Report From NPR News September 27, 2020

Airs Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, this special report features the best of NPR's reporting on the coronavirus crisis over the past week, with a focus on the latest science, wide-scale impacts, and things you can do to stay safe.

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Della Mae
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Shreveport House Concerts: Della Mae Live

Airs Thursday, October 2, 2020, at 8 p.m. Since its formation in 2009, the Boston-bred, Nashville-based outfit has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim with its first two albums. Now, Della Mae finds the foursome embracing a fresh set of musical challenges with eleven compelling new tunes that embody the musical and emotional qualities of the group's prior output while venturing into uncharted creative territory.

Della Mae's boundary-pushing direction is the product of the musicians' fortuitous collaboration with producer Jacquire King, an iconoclastic sonic visionary who's won Grammy awards for his work on such landmark albums as Tom Waits' Mule Variations, Norah Jones' The Fall, Buddy Guy's Blues Singer and Kings of Leon's Only by the Night.

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San Francisco Symphony On Stage
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San Francisco Symphony: Bruch's Violin Concerto

Airs Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12 noon. Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra’s artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects carry its impact throughout American musical life. This week the the orchestra is joined by violinist James Ehnes for a performance of the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Max Bruch. Marek Janowski will conduct the orchestra and the concert opens with Mendelssohn's Ruy Blas Overture and the concert concludes with Wagner's Paris version of the Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser as well as his Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival's Virtual Marketplace.

Airs Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, professor of English at Northwestern State University and director of the Louisiana Folklife Center about this year’s Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival which will go live with a Virtual Marketplace starting August 17, and running through Jan 31, 2021.

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Our 2019 Winner - (L-R) Anna Grace Hardin, Cal Alexander, Olivia Ajero, Christopher Comeaux, Sydney Sorbet.
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Young Artist Competition 2020 - Postponed until fall 2020

Our young artist competition has been postponed until fall 2020. The information is below. Welcome to the Tenth Annual Red River Radio Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a radio broadcast to be recorded in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the selection for a radio program. (more)

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One Small Step

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White House Covid 19 Daily Press Briefing

Tune in here to view or listen to the White House Daily Corona Virus Press Briefings.

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COVID-19 Louisiana

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Airs Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. Students are going back to school, whether in person or online. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Host Shelley Visconte will address issues affecting children and parents, as the schoolyear starts, with guests Michelle Yetman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU Health Shreveport; Stephanie Curry, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor of Communication Disorders at LSU Health Shreveport, and Adam Blancher, PhD, Counseling Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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LSU COVID CASES-   Officials  with Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge have reported Covid-19 cases have had a sharp jump among the student population over the past five days  as the school begins the in-person fall semester.  There were 47 coronavirus cases reported  between  August 15th to August 24th.  From August 25th to the 30th  182 new infections have been reported bringing the total to 229 positive Covid-19 cases among students, faculty, and staff.

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GOV ABBOTT RELAXES RESTRICTIONS — Texas is loosening some COVID-19 restrictions for work places based on a general downward trend in cases and hospitalizations. State leaders are adopting a regional approach to managing the pandemic. Yesterday Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced he is further reopening parts of Texas where coronavirus patients make up less than 15 percent of total hospitalizations for at least seven consecutive days. Businesses there can soon expand from half to 75 percent capacity. 

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TEXAS COVID BACKLOGS -  Texas  Governor  Greg Abbott  says the issues that led to a state backlog of COVID-19 cases have been resolved.  The Texas Department of State Health Services has been informing local officials about thousands of previously unreported positive cases. Abbott said there were several reasons the data was delayed.

"One is that the capabilities of the Department of State Health Services were limited to accepting no more than 45,000 test cases per day," explained Abbott.  "They have worked with a team to make sure that was increased 4 or 5 fold." 

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COVID-19 Arkansas

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DR BIRX VISITS ARKANSAS -    President Donald Trump's top coronavirus adviser Dr. Deborah Birx paid Little Rock, Arkansas a visit yesterday as part of a 19 city tour she’s conducting to meet with Governors and state and local health officials to see how well each state is handling the Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking before a press conference at the Governor’s Mansion yesterday-  Dr. Birx revealed that a big cause for the recent spikes in Covid-19 has to do with  families and friends holding parties are helping spread the virus.

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Red River Radio Vehicle Donation Program

The Vehicle Donation Program provides Vehicle Donation Services to Public Radio stations across the country. This is a great way to support this station and get a tax write off for your car. Contact the Vehicle Donation program directly online or if you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 855-277-2346.

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The Story Of Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford on Red River Radio

This video takes you into the studio with Cliff and also through the world of birds that we cover on Bird Calls, which airs the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please join us and please call in with your questions at 800-552-8502

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