Bill Beckett

     Bill became Program Director for Red River Radio in January 2010. He is an honors graduate from Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he was also inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. He began his professional career in 1985 as Traffic Manager and Recording Engineer for WGTE-FM in Toledo Ohio, where he later served as Operations Manager. While in Ohio he taught beginning and advanced multi-track recording studio techniques at his Alma Mater, Bowling Green State University. In 1990 Bill accepted the position as Program Director for WUFT-FM in Gainesville Florida, serving there for 19 years. He is a seasoned radio producer of both music and documentaries programs and has been honored with numerous awards over his career from the Ohio Educational Broadcasters, the Florida Associated Press, the National Association of Community Broadcasters, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Council on Contemporary Families, and The Radio and Television News Directors Association. In 2000 he was a co-recipient National Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Documentary for the program Apalachicola Doin’ Time, along with co-producer Donna Green-Townsend and student associate producers Daniel Beasley and Joshua Azriel. He was co-recipient of a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the documentaries Ground Water Garrison  (2003) and The Long Road  (2007). 

     Bill has a passion for art, music, theatre, literature, and film. He also has a keen interest in history, the sciences, and politics and he brings this broad range of interests and knowledge to his role as Programmer and Producer. 


NPR Story
12:01 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Red River Radio Spotlight: Angelina Arts Alliance New Season

The Texas Tenors

Aired Wednesday, September 3 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance about their upcoming new season of programs this year At The Angelina Arts Alliance in Lufkin. For complete information visit them online at Angelina Arts Alliance or call at 936–633–5454.

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NPR Story
10:39 am
Mon August 18, 2014

What's Bugging You August 19, 2014

Airs Tuesday, August 19 at 6 p.m. Summer is in full gear and so are the insect around us, so once again we invited Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident Entomologist to join host Bill Beckett for a discussion about our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. They'll discuss what's new in the insect world and take your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You?" at 800-552-8502. If you have a photo of an insect you'd like Dr.

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