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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 01.23.23 with Chuck Smith

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- Louisiana continues to be plagued by insurance woes, with insurers leaving or going out of business in the hurricane-stricken state.
- The head of the Texas AFL-CIO says no-compete clauses prevent a worker's right to pursue better employment opportunities.
- Louisiana's revenue department says it will start accepting state income tax returns for 2022 beginning today.

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.