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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 12.02.22 with Chuck Smith

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- Potential Republican candidates for the Louisiana Governor’s race have indicated that they are awaiting U.S. Sen. John Kennedy's decision on whether he will run.
- Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says he's focusing on bringing up tax relief and new power plant construction for the next legislative session.
- Louisiana's unemployment rate dropped to a new record low in October.
- Legendary Rock and Roll guitarist / Louisiana native James Burton is currently hospitalized following hip replacement surgery.


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.