Red River Radio Spotlight: Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Shreveport Symphony

Air Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Conductor Michael Butterman and stage director Robert Neu about a not to missed experience this Sunday at 3 p.m. when the Shreveport Symphony's performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, featuring soprano Tess Altiveros, alto Abigail Nims, tenor Brian Wallin; bass Andrew Wilkowske, and as the evangelist we have Derek Chester with Stephen Morscheck as Jesus. Centenary College Choir will be there under director Dr. David Hobson as well. This is a staged production with Robert Neu as stage director. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in First Baptist Shreveport with a pre-concert discussion starts at 2:10 p.m. For complete details visit online the Shreveport Symphony or call 318-227-8863 .

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Spring 2019 Fund Drive - Please Support Now.

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Final Total $95,525 - Thank You So Much For Supporting Red River Radio

Thanks to everyone who made a pledge during our Spring 2019 Drive. With your help we raised more that $95,525 . Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the high quality programs you have come to love. We'd like to also thank all the volunteers who answered phones, helped on air, and performed live music. The support this station receives is truly inspiring. Thank you from all of us at Red River Radio.

We also thank the following businesses for their support...

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Caddo Culture Day Highlights Native Heritage In Alto, Texas This Saturday

CADDO MOUNDS STATE HISTORICAL SITE - Caddo Culture Day is coming up this Saturday at Caddo Mounds State Historical Site near Alto, Texas. Members of the Caddo Nation in Oklahoma will be participating in this event celebrating their heritage. Our reporter from East Texas, Wynter Chauvin has more on this story. Approaching the Caddo Mounds State Historical Site, you get an idea of what life must have been like when the land was populated by the Caddo people. The property contains the remains of...

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Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Siegfried

Airs Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Siegfried, the third opera of Wagner’s epic masterwork Der Ring des Nibelungen. Stefan Vinke, internationally acclaimed in the title role, makes his Met debut as Siegfried, an unruly young man destined to become a hero. Gerhard Siegel is Mime, who raises Siegfried in order to gain power himself. Michael Volle is the Wanderer who anticipates the end of the rule of the gods, and...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: “Dressing the Part Fashion and Costume Show”

Airs Friday, March 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shreveport Little Theatre Guild president Carol Ferrara along with Sue Wyche and Artistic director Bobby Darrow about their Dressing the Part Fashion and Costume Show gala, a Fundraiser for Shreveport Little Theatre, which takes place on Saturday, April 13, from 11am to 2 p.m. at Margaritaville Resort Paradise Theatre. For more information, call 318-286-0155 for visit online Shreveport Little Theatre .

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Kermit Poling discusses Common Sleep Disorders with Neurologist Dr. Andrew Chesson from the LSU Health Sciences Center

Kermit Poling discusses Alcoholism & Substance Abuse with Betsy Williams from the Center for Families in Shreveport

Kermit Poling discusses Skin Cancer & Other Skin Conditions with Dr. Donald Posner from Dermatology & Skin Surgery in Shreveport.

Kermit Poling discusses the Swine Flu with Dr. Raymond Coghlan from Willis Knighton Medical Center.

Kermit Poling discusses diet and nutrition with dietician Amy Yates & Davis Woodard.

Kermit Poling discusses Diabetes and Vision-Related Issues Associated with Diabetes with Dr. Thomas Worgul, and Internal Medicine Physician, Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Ophthalmologists Dr. Christopher Shelby.


Red River Radio Ninth Annual Young Artists Competition 2019

Young Artists Competition 2019 Posted February 4, 2019. Welcome to the Ninth 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 at 3 p.m. April 28, 2019, 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.
Please complete the form below, including the signature of one parent or guardian. Please return along with a CD of your performance (accompanied) and a signed teacher approval form. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, April 5. Winners will be notified beginning April 8.

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History Matters: Hot Spring, The First National Park

Airs Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the discovery of the Hot Springs in Arkansas and how they were set aside and preserved in 1832.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Shadow Files: The Mystery Behind "Escape From Alcatraz"

Treasures Of The Noel

Frontispiece to the King James' Bible, 1611, shows the Twelve Apostles at the top. Moses and Aaron flank the central text. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals.
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Treasures Of The Noel: The King James Bible

Airs Friday, March 29, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks at the King James Bible and recounts the history of the translation process.

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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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