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.

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LA IDA AFTERMATH UPDATE -  In  his press conference yesterday, Governor John Bel Edwards  gave updates about Hurricane Ida recovery but he also took a moment to inform citizens that upcoming fall elections will have a month’s delay  as many parishes  are  still from  recovering  from  Hurricane  Ida.

"So the elections that would have been held on October the 9th will be held on November 13th.  And the general elections for run offs  that would have been held on November 13th will be held on December 11th." Edwards explained.

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LSU TO UNENROLL NON-COMPLYING STUDENTS- LSU students  returning  to campus for  the Fall Semester  have just a couple more days to comply with the school's pandemic protocol or risk getting disenrolled.    According to a report in the Advocate,  a text message sent  to students who had yet to comply from the  university  said the deadline is Friday.

The text message reads  “If you do not comply," you will be unenrolled   from the university.”

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LA NURSING HOMES TRAGEDY— Louisiana health officials are revoking the licenses of seven nursing homes whose residents were evacuated  to  a  warehouse  after Hurricane Ida made landfall last week.

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ARKANSAS GOV RACE – Former Trump Press Secretary  Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked off her gubernatorial  campaign tour yesterday in Benton, Arkansas.  The daughter of former Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee Sanders will be visiting a total of 15 Arkansas cities, a tour that is scheduled to conclude Saturday in Springdale.  Billed as the “Freedom Tour”, Sanders  addressed  an estimated 1,000 people yesterday; reflecting on her time as Whitehouse press secretary for the Trump Administration but also acknowledging that the focus of her campaign will be on nationalizing

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HURRICANE IDA FUND -    The Community Foundation of North Louisiana is a non-profit organization that  brings people and resources together to solve problems and enhance the community.  It serves as a permanent and growing resource of expertise and funds for North Louisiana communities.  But yesterday,  the Community Foundation of North Louisiana announced it has set up a fund to help provide aid for those Southern Louisiana communities hit by Hurricane Ida over the weekend.