Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival T-Shirt Image
Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival / Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival

Airs Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, professor of English at Northwestern State University and director of the Louisiana Folklife Center about this year’s Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival which will go live with a Virtual Marketplace starting August 17, and running through Jan 31, 2021. 

Carrefour Chamber Music Project
Carrefour Chamber Music Project / Carrefour Chamber Music Project

Airs Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with cellist Brett Andrews about a special chamber music series of live stream concerts featuring pianist Robert Cruz with Brett. They will perform the five cello sonata's by Beethoven. For details about the next cocnerts in the series visit the facebook page for Carrefour Chamber Music Project.

View previous concert here

Prize Fest Foundation / Prize Fest Foundation - Used By Permission

Airs Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 12 noon. Kermit Poling spoke with Gregory Kallenberg about PrizePalooza, taking place this Sunday, July 19, 2020, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. It is an Online Music Fest and Fundraiser You Can Attend In Your Pajamas.

Gregory is excited to announce our first ever online music festival, PrizePalooza! A number of national and international acts with ties to the Prize Foundation will perform for the occasion. PrizePalooza is FREE and your contribution on IndieGoGo will not only help us make it a reality, it will also help fund Prize Foundation and allow us to continue engaging, activating and elevating creative entrepreneurs from around the world!

While the full festival lineup has not been finalized, many high-caliber musicians have already signed on to participate. PrizePalooza is thrilled to announce the following initial artist selection:

Airs Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Nicole Ginsberg, Co-owner & Creator of the Museum of Intrigue, about the new interactive exhibit and adventure at Sci-Port called Adventure of Intrigue. The interactive show features “A New Way to Explore” with props, sets, puzzles, and narratives that take you through different environments, mysteries, and challenges. It is designed to bring children and adults together as they solve mysteries.

The Cattle Car Memorial to the Deportees adjacent to the Garden of the Righteous Avishai Teicher via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project
Avishai Teicher via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.

Airs Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Rabbi Jana De Benedetti, from B'nai Zion Congregation, who joined him in our Noel Foundation Studios to discuss this year’s Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Services and a Literary Competition for Middle and High School students with an entry deadline of Sunday March 1, 2020, at 12 noon. Complete contest details and guidelines are available at the

Airs Friday, February 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Frank King, the cardiac comedian who will be featured at the Medical Center of South Arkansas' Healthy Heart, Healthy You conference on Thursday, February 20, 2020, beginning at 11 a.m. in the El Dorado Conference Center. This is a benefit event with proceeds going to the Medical Center of South Arkansas's Auxiliary. Complete details are available at 870-864-3245.

Family Planning
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Friday, January 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Robert Alford, director of Family Planning and John Daniels, director of the New Voices series about these new productions taking place this weekend at Shreveport Little Theatre. Family Planning by Julia Edwards and Ripcord, part of the New Voices readers theater series. Family Planning will feature performances tonight at tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ripcord will be read live This Saturday at 2 p.m.

Bill Beckett spoke with Laura Beeman Nugent and show music director Adam Philley, both with the Shreveport Little Theatre, who joined us in our Noel Foundation Studios to share about their new production of Miracle on 34th Street the Musical, filled with music and holiday spirit. This production opens tonight at 7:30 PM with addition performance this weekend, next weekend, and the weekend following Christmas. Shreveport Little Theatre located at 812 Margaret Place. For details and show times visit online the Shreveport Little Theater at or call (318) 424-4439. That’s (318) 424-4439.

“JD” by George Sewell
“JD” by George Sewell / “JD” by George Sewell

Airs Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with playwright George Sewell along with director Richard Folmer about an exciting new production coming to the Eastbank Theatre this weekend. The Bossier Arts Council and the Company Repertoire Theater present the two-act comedy titled “JD,” written by George Sewell. This “Readers Theater” performance takes place Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, December 8, at 2 p.m. For details and tickets call the Bossier Arts Council at 318-741-8310.

Airs Friday, November 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with conductor Michael Butterman and guest soloist Francisco Fullana about the next concert by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Francisco Fullana in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, the “Turkish.” Also on the concert is the Suite from “There Will Be Blood” by Greenwood and Schubert's Symphony No. 5. For complete details visit online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318 - 227 - 8863.