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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 06.26.23 with Chuck Smith


- More than 29,000 customers are without power thanks to Monday mornings severe thunderstorms that blew through the ArkLaTex.
- A heat advisory will be in effect until 7pm Monday as heat indexes are expected to reach as high as 109 degrees.
- The U.S. Census Bureau says that Latinos have passed non-Hispanic whites to become the largest share of Texas’ population.

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.