Special Programs: Upcoming Community and Cultural Programs

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of programming, from classical, jazz and blues to news, public affairs, entertainment and information programming. We will also present specials for various holidays, cultural events, and documentaries on important issues of the day. Bookmark this page for information about these various specials. This page will be updated weekly. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu


  Here is what is coming up on Red River Radio.

  The following is a list of past specials you may have heard.

Airs Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. Wally Derleth will be your host with Bill Beckett at the Mix Console for this live show with George Hancock (Flute & Sax), Darrel Mims (Guitar & Vocals) and Rodger Barnes (Keys & Vocals) AKA Jazziana. They'll play their unique blend of Jazz & Blues Live on Red River Radio.  Call in and show your support for live music and diverse programming during this special at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here: DONATE NOW!

Airs Saturday, February 25 at 12:00 noon.   The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Ernani, featuring an acclaimed cast. The rising young American soprano Angela Meade is Elvira; Marcello Giordani is her beloved, the bandit Ernani; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto play her noble suitors, Carlo and Silva. Ernani will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CST on Saturday, February 25.

Airs Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Recorded live from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

Dear Red River Radio Supporter, 

I am excited to announce that Red River Radio will soon have a new home.   Many of you know that we have long needed a new studio facility.   Separately from our regular fund drives, we have raised over $600,000 to build new studios and have already started construction.   Some very generous people and several foundations have quietly contributed to this effort.  

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera (c) 2006

Airs Saturday, February 18 at 12:00 noon.   The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Rossini’s comic favorite Il Barbiere di Siviglia – The Barber of Seville. Soprano Diana Damrau, who starred in the 2006 premiere of Bartlett Sher’s production, reprises her acclaimed performance as the spirited heroine Rosina.Rising South African tenor Colin Lee makes his Met role debut as Count Almaviva, the nobleman who disguises himself to win Rosina’s heart.