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: City of Longview, TX

WARRANT AMNESTY -  Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket or some sort of citation that involved having to pay a fine?  It happens,  Sometimes people forget to pay and late penalties add up,  if left unpaid a warrant could be issued and it could lead to an arrest.

If you have outstanding  (class c) misdemeanor warrants and you live in Longview, Texas you’re in luck, there’s a  Warrant Amnesty Program.    Sally Forbus is Court Administrator for the City of Longview.
She explains what the program is all about. 

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

INTERNET SALES TAX IN LA. -    A big  perk  of  internet  shopping

Courtesy: Office of the Governor, State of Ark.

ARK. LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS  -Arkansas 92nd General Assembly began yesterday in Little Rock.    In the House, members  unanimously  approved  Rep. Matthew Shepherd  to the House Speakership position.   A Republican from El Dorado, Arkansas -- Shepherd was first elected to the house in 2011, it’s his first term as speaker.   After taking his oath of office, Shepherd spoke on the importance of being a state representative, and not to confuse " political challenges " as waiting to present a bill to committee, with real world challenges  that  constituents face every day.

Courtesy: La. Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

4TH LARGEST EMPLOYER IN LA. - Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is reaching out to international visitors, seeking private investment in state parks and proposing the construction of a resort on Lake Pontchartrain.  It’s all part of an effort to bolster Louisiana’s tourism industry.    Nungesser is Louisiana's chief tourism official, overseeing the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.  Yesterday while speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge, he explained the value of supporting Louisiana tourism’s  promotional  efforts.