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: LSMSA

GOV EDWARDS AT LSMSA -  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards was in Natchitoches yesterday afternoon to make a major announcement at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, which is one of the top schools in the country. Edwards said his administration  has secured funding for a new student dormitory to replace the outdated residence hall and explained it is a worthwhile investment.

Courtesy: Cheniere Energy

CHINA: A BIG  TX  LNG CUSTOMER -  Texas natural gas is now on China’s list of American goods facing a 10% retaliatory tariff, a result  of  growing trade tensions  which  has  the  energy  industry concerned.  China is the third-largest importer of U.S. liquefied natural gas.  Most  is  exported  from  a facility on the Texas-Louisiana  border.  Similar terminals costing in the billions of dollars are in the works up and down the Texas coast.

Courtesy: University of Texas Libraries

EPA METHANE ROLLBACKS -  Oil and gas drillers across Texas could soon be allowed to emit a lot more methane into the air.    According  to  Houston Public Media, the  Environmental Protection Agency  is moving to roll-back some Obama-era rules on monitoring oilfield methane leaks.   The Trump Administration says its proposal would save energy companies about 484 million dollars in regulatory costs.