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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 ALL ADULTS ELIGIBLE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults 16 and older beginning Monday.

Edwards announcement at Wednesday's press conference coincides with a large increase in Louisiana's allocation next week of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Sixteen-year-olds are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

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 “TROUBLED BY REPORT” -  Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said  he's  determined  to support  changes  at Louisiana State University  after  the  school mishandled  years  of  sexual  assault  and rape complaints.   Edwards  had  this  to  say  yesterday  on his monthly  radio show on Public Radio WRKF in Baton Rouge.

"It's very troubling because it was obviously a failure of institutional leadership at the highest levels," Edwards said.

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SEVERE WEATHER –A thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Red River Radio listening area as a line of strong to severe  rainshowers  is moving from the west to east across East Texas. By late morning, much of Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana, and Deep East Texas will begin to be affected.  According to the National Weather Service-Shreveport:  Areas for the greatest risk for severe weather will be over South Central Arkansas and North Central/Northeast Louisiana  and along the Arkansas-Mississippi  border Wednesday afternoon .    

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 LSUS AUTHOR HONORED-   The Napoleonic Wars  that occurred between the years 1803 to 1815,   were a series of major European conflicts between the French Empire and England along with an array of European powers for control of the continent.   Named  after  French military leader and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte,  the outcome of the Napoleonic Wars would shape the world we live in today and a local author from Shreveport has written a book that examines these influences.

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      This website is designed to provide the latest information on who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the locations where those vaccines are available.PLEASE make sure that you contact any vaccine location to schedule an APPOINTMENT, BEFORE you attempt to visit a particular location.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

NEW UT-TYLER  POLL -  A new poll conducted by the University of Texas at Tyler in partnership with the Dallas Morning News was released this week.  1,271 respondents of the poll were from all over Texas and they gave their views on a variety of questions ranging from the pandemic,  to  national and state political leadership.