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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.24.22 with Chuck Smith

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— A bill to keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women’s and girls’ athletic teams has won final legislative passage.
— Driving while using a handheld cellphone in Louisiana could become a traffic violation punishable by a ticket and fine under legislation approved by the state House.
— Today is election day in Texas and Arkansas as voters decide which candidates will proceed to the upcoming general election in November.
— 81% of Texas is experiencing a drought which affects agricultural production and increases chances for wildfires.

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.