Red River Radio Spotlight

Film Prize Junior
Film Prize Junior

  Airs Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Bill Beckett spoke with Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the “Prize,” about Film Prize Junior, The South’s largest online student film festival, featuring over 60 films from Louisiana High School and Middle School Students, gets underway tonight and runs through the April 25th. A full schedule of events can be found on the festival website, FilmPrizeJr.com

Film Prize Junior
Film Prize Junior

  Airs Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Bill Beckett spoke with Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the “Prize,” about Film Prize Junior, The South’s largest online student film festival, featuring over 60 films from Louisiana High School and Middle School Students, gets underway tonight and runs through the April 25th. A full schedule of events can be found on the festival website, FilmPrizeJr.com

Voice Of The Heartland 2.0
Marshall Symphony Orchestra / Marshall Symphony Orchestra

Airs Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Tiffany Ammerman, president of the Marshall Symphony Society about the Voices of the Heartland 2.0 Concert, with open auditions taking place this weekend, April 10, and final selections taking place next weekend, April 17. Complete details can be found online at the Marshall Symphony.


Download Audition information here.

Shreveport Symphony
Shreveport Symphony / Shreveport Symphony

Airs Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Conductor Michael Butterman and Violinist Alexander Kerr about this weekend concert by the Shreveport Symphony featuring Mr. Kerr in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 along with Frederick Delius' On Hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring and Respighi's Botticelli Triptych. 

John Warner Smith
Northwestern State University / Northwestern State University

Airs Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with poet laureate John Warner Smith along with Shane Rasmussen, Professor of English and Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center along with J. Andrew Briseño Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Northwestern State University, who joined me via Zoom to discuss Poet Laureate John Warner Smith upcoming Virtual Visit to Northwestern State University this Wednesday, march 10th from 6:00-7:30 PM. He will be reading selection from his upcoming fifth collection titled “Our Shut Eyes: New & Selected Poems on Race in America.” This will be followed by a question and answer session. This event is free and open to all and can be accessed online using Microsoft “Teams” and the code nsu.la.JWSevents
For more information contact Dr. Shane Rasmussen at (318) 357-4332.

Aired Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Catherine Pears, Executive Director Alexandria Museum of Art, about their annual Holiday Concert featuring the vocal stylings of Nashville Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Connye Florance, accompanied by renowned Nashville pianist and music director Kevin Madill. This concert takes place Thursday, December 10, from 6 p.m. – 8p.m. at the Alexandria Museum of Art. For complete details you can visit the Alexandria Museum at  http://themuseum.org/holidays/.  

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

Airs Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Robert Cruz about a new project by the Carrefour Chamber Music Project featuring 13 musicians, 8 composers, over two nights in a Festival of New(er) Music. All online! These online concerts stream Monday and Tuesday, November 16 & 17, at 7 p.m. This is our biggest undertaking yet and you don’t want to miss it. Over this weekend there will be sneak peaks of the rehearsal process and tidbits about the pieces and performers coming your way LIVE next week. Visit www.carrefourcmp.org to join in and subscribe.

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. 

PrizePalooza
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.

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