KETR

Matt Meinke

Notably Texan Host/Production Director

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.

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Matt Meinke (left), James Henderson (center) and Jeff Ryan (right).
KETR

Fans of early alternative rock with fuzzy bass lines, soaring synths and atmospheric vocals should take note of the new Dallas band MOTORCADE. Their debut, self-titled LP on Idol Records is a brilliantly produced new take on a retro sound.

Josh Giles (right) and Matt Meinke at Notably Texan headquarters.
Carinne Manning

Josh Giles is taking his lifelong passion of music to the next level. He studied music at University of North Texas, he's been refining his craft through workshops, and he just produced a new single in Commerce with Brad Davis.

Tom McElvain performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Life has taken many twists and turns for Gainseville's Tom McElvain, and he's used all those life experiences to craft the songs on his powerful new record.

Jeremy Bellamy (left) and Dave Meyers (right) performed their song "Let Me Go" at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Alloy have been fixtures on the area rock scene for more than a decade. The band recently recruited a new vocalist, Jeremy Bellamy out of Commerce, and released their latest allum "Escape The Fade."

Justin Philip Brooks performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

With a voice reminiscent of local Texas favorite John David Kent, Justin Philip Brooks comes out of the gate on his first record with great sounds ranging from country to rock and Americana.

(Left to right) Matt Meinke, BettySoo, Rebecca Loebe and Grace Pettis.
KETR

Three of Austin's finest voices have come together to form the fabulous female trio Nobody's Girl. Rebecca Loebe, BettySoo and Grace Pettis are excited to release their debut "Waterline" album later this year.

Mason Lively (left) and Matt Meinke at Notably Texan Headquarters.
KETR Staff

Victoria, Texas native Mason Lively is making a big splash on his maiden voyage. His debut record has the Americana/alt-country singer flanked by big names like Lloyd Maines and Cody Braun, and a perfect mixture of country and rock sounds.

Mathew Tuttle performed live songs during his visit to KETR.
Matt Meinke

Fans of Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor should take note of a talented singer/songwriter right in our backyard. Mathew Tuttle out of Scroggins is an amazing guitar picker, and his falsetto voice hits ranges some could only dream of.

Zach Nytomt performing a song at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Zach Nytomt is ready to share his latest music with Texas, and the world. Reading his last name for the first time may cause you some pronunciation anxiety (listen to our chat for a crash course), but hearing his music will feed your music loving soul.

Barton Stanley David
Matt Meinke

He cut his teeth and honed his musical skills in Dallas and Austin, before he moved to New York City with little more than a suitcase and his dreams. No, it's not a movie script; this is story so far for rising star Barton Stanley David.

(Left to right) Terry Klein, Matt Meinke and Jordi Baizan outside the KETR Studios.
Kevin Jefferies

While making their pilgrimage to the annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, guests Jordi Baizan from Houston and Terry Klein out of Austin visited Commerce to speak with Notably Texan.

Cover Art for Red Shahan's record Culberson County
Album Artwork by Morgan Avary | Cover Photography by Scott Slusher

Some artists from Texas take the obvious blacktop roads and make country music with the typical Lone Star buzzwords, like bluebonnets and longhorns. Others, like Red Shahan, prefer to ride the Texas dirt roads and blend in some rock, Americana and blues with their country while touching on the grittier side of life in Texas.

Gene Watson
Eric Adkins

Gene Watson's roots lie in the Paris area, spending some of his formative years in the vicinity. He went on to score major success with hits in the 1960's and 70's, and remains a towering figure in country music.

The Oak Ridge Boys at Texas A&M University-Commerce (Left to Right) Joe Bonsall, ETSU Alumni Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban.
Brittany Gryder/Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications

Texas A&M University Commerce hosted the country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys for the Distinguished Alumni Ceremony recognizing 1966 graduate Duane Allen.  KETR's Notably Texan was on hand for the opportunity to speak with the music icon.

Adam Fischer (left) and Hunter Glaske performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Take one part country, mix in some blues, pop, Americana and soul and you've got the makings for a unique Texas outfit such as The Hunter Rea band, who released their first full length record "Lovin' Ain't Free" earlier this year.

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