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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.12.23 with Chuck Smith


- The largest hospital system in Louisiana has announced it will lay off close to 800 staffers after sustaining millions of dollars in losses.
- DeSoto Parish officials say an early tornado warning from the National Weather Service in Shreveport likely prevented injury or worse as severe storms swept through the area Thursday morning.

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.