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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 08.02.22 with Chuck Smith

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— Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins appeared in court to address allegations that he failed to qualify for the upcoming election due to having a different address on his candidacy documents.
— Louisiana hospitals have seen an uptick of ICU patients recently due to the newer Omnicron B.A. 5 variant of the coronavirus.
— Arkansas' attorney general's office has revealed it has spent more than $3 million in state funds on TV and radio advertising for the fiscal year ending in June.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. 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.