- Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy says he has decided not to run for Louisiana governor next year. - The executive director for Louisiana's office of Broadband Development and Connectivity says the state should receive $1.2 billion in federal money for high-speed internet in all 64 parishes.
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.