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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Adam Carroll (left) and Chris Carroll
Courtesy Of The Artists (chriscarrollsongs.com, adamcarroll.com)

Tyler native Adam Carroll established himself over 8 records as a unique songwriter, garnering the attention of fellow artists such as Slaid Cleaves and Hayes Carll. Adam's wife, Canadian Chris Carroll is still getting used to the hot Texas weather, but she is blazing with her debut album "Trouble and Time."

Dale Watson
Sarah Wilson

Texas icon Dale Watson believes in making music in the tradition of his idols, the way George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash used to do before the "country music" landscape changed. Dale prefers to call his sound "Ameripolitan," a genre which encompasses some of his favorite styles.

Happy Opener of Deer Season! In today's show, Luke visits with guide Seth Vanover about a red hot crappie bite underway at Lake Fork. There's also lots of deer hunting talk.
Seth Vanover, Luke Clayton

Luke visits with Lake Fork Fishing guide Seth Vanover this week to discuss catching big coolers full of good eating channel catfish.

Luke Clayton hooked this Walleye, and before he could reel it in, a 41 Inch Pike grabbed a hold of it!
Luke Clayton

A lifelong dream of Luke Clayton's was realized when he took a trip to explore the Northern woods of Canada.

Sara Hickman
Todd V. Wolfson

Former Texas State Musician Sara Hickman took time to chat with Notably Texan this week from her home in Austin, and brought along her typically infectious bright and positive personality.

Vendor peddling wares in Antigua, Guatemala
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Mary Clark's family has a long tradition of volunteerism with the Peace Corps, a service organization which sends Americans abroad to assist with the pressing needs of people around the world.

Writer's Guild of Texas Members listening to a speaker during a recent monthly meeting.
Writer's Guild of Texas Fabecook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writers-Guild-of-Texas)

Writers across the state sometimes need a few pointers or critique on their work from a fellow scribe, and that's where The Writers' Guild Of Texas comes in.

A Hog recently caught by expert trapper Donald Kelly.
Donald Kelly

Luke visits with veteran hog trapper Donald Kelly from the Cooper area. Donald has almost three decades of experience trapping wild hogs. In this week's show, he divulges some of his best kept trapping secrets.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke Clayton visits with Guide Seth Vanover to discuss the great catfishing scenario created by the constant rains in Northeast Texas over recent weeks.

(L to R) Dove Hunter singer and guitarist Jayson Wortham, Matt Meinke from Notably Texan, and bassist Chad DeAtley pause for a selfie in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Since announcing their hiatus 5 years ago, Dallas area rockers Dove Hunter have picked up the pieces, rebuilt the band and created their latest full-length record, which shows off a more mature and refined sound.

The Henry Clay Frick Home in Manhattan
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Mary Clark visits two separate collections displayed at Manhattan Museums, which share a common thread through the American Labor Movement.

Dana Hubbard and guitar
www.danahubbard.com

Since he relocated to Amarillo around 2009, singer/songwriter/finger style blues guitarist Dana Hubbard has been pleasantly surprised by the welcome his music has received, and is proud to call Texas his new home.

(l to r) Jetta In The Ghost Tree singer Brandin Lea, Notably Texan's Matt Meinke, and guitarist Eric Webb
KETR/Carinne Manning

When his former band Flickerstick went their separate ways in 2010, lead singer Brandin Lea put his own health and wellbeing on center stage. Diagnosed as bi-polar and manic depressive, and experiencing a few close calls due to his alcohol habit, Lea opted to kick the booze and start fresh with his new psychedelic rock band- Jetta In The Ghost Tree.

Footprint Pool at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

New York City is home to a moving tribute to those lost in the World Trade Center buildings, at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Located at the World Trade Center site, the Museum and Memorial was completed in 2014, and commemorates the attacks on on the buildings in 2001.

Ray Wylie Hubbard wearing blue bandanna, purple tinted sunglasses
Todd Wolfson

Fortunately for us, the new album "The Ruffian's Misfortune" shows the Texas troubadour as his best, growling out his signature evocative, gritty, and often poignant lyrics over roots and blues sounds provided in part by his guitarist son Lucas Hubbard. No auto-tune or heavy effects here - just raw, pure, unbridled music captured as it happened in the studio.

Easter Sunday in New Orleans, 2009.
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Louisiana's Big Easy is known for it's Mardi Gras celebrations, but many are unaware that the city is also a hot spot to visit for Easter. Mary Clark recently went back to New Orleans for the first time in 35 years, and enjoyed her time in this unique city.

Terri Hendrix with blue acoustic guitar
Ana Johnson

Known for her Grammy award winning co-write on The Dixie Chicks song "Little Jack Slade," Terri Hendrix has released 14 albums in 20 years - but the fiercely independent, multi-instrumentalist was not content to stop there. She has written a book AND created a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music and art where it's needed most.

Spyche performed live during her visit to the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Since relocating to Texas from Washington D.C., singer/songwriter Spyche (pronounced "Spike") has found a happy home amongst the players and music lovers of The Lone Star State. This talented multi-instrumentalist has discovered herself in high demand from other bands, yet still finds time to self-release her own music as well.

Hannah Kirby, during her Notably Texan interview on KETR.
Paul Bryan

Hannah Kirby's talents as a singer, songwriter, violinist and performer were already well recognized by her fans in the Sulphur Springs area, but her breakthrough success on the television program The Voice is catapulting the 21 year old to lofty heights.

Daniel Louis White
Daniel Louis White

Daniel Louis White is one of several performers set to play at the the March 21 Jazz On Main Festival in Farmersville, the birthplace of jazz guitarist legend Herb Ellis.

(Left to right) Corey Howe, Vince Tuley, Ed Chaney and Evan Johnson of Dallas band Dead Flowers at A&M-Commerce's historic Binnion Hall
Matt Meinke

Since coming onto the Dallas music scene with their debut, crowd funded album in 2013, Dead Flowers continue to evolve and mature, as heard on their latest "His Blues" album. With members from diverse backgrounds and influences, they continue to find new ways to implement wildly different sounds into their rock-oriented recordings.

Ceramic pots representing the many gods of the Santeria religion, on display at the Yoruba Cultural Center in Havana.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Santeria, or "devotion to Saints," is a practice still utilized in Cuba. Originating from Cuban slaves' African heritage, it is a blending of Yoruba mythology mixed with Christianity. Orichas (deities) are paired with Catholic Saints to form this meld of beliefs, known as religious syncretism.

Promotional shot of Sunny Sweeney
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Houston native Sunny Sweeney has come a long way since she played her songs in bars for tips and free beer in the early 2000's. Lately, she keeps plenty busy touring with the likes of Miranda Lambert, when she's not enjoying her home life in Austin. Notably Texan caught up with Sunny on the heels of a big spring tour schedule.

Members of Sulphur Springs band Southern Soul during their visit to the KETR Studios. (Left to right, Matt Meinke, Jacob Mazoch, Adam Hall (sitting) and Ryan Brown.
Cindy Roller

By day, members of an area band do everything from retail sales to crime solving, but by night, they crank up the amplifiers and jam out music to both new, and hardcore, fans.

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King at the MLK Center in Dallas, Texas.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Fair Park in Dallas is known for The Cotton Bowl and the annual State Fair of Texas, but the historical site is also home to fascinating exhibits and museums.

Album artwork for the latest T Bird and The Breaks release "Harmonizm"
Laura Garcia/www.tbirdandthebreaks.com

Since Moving to Austin in 2007, Massachusetts native Tim Crane constructed the outstanding ensemble T Bird and The Breaks, whose sound encompasses hip-hop, rock, soul, and plenty of funk.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Fishing guide Seth Vanover checks in with Luke this week to discuss the ongoing spawning run of White Bass in Texas.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton is heard Fridays at 11 and Saturdays at Noon on KETR.

Brandon Callies performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

From humble beginnings in the Greenville area, music artist Brandon Callies has gone on to make a name for himself in the local music scene.

Tony Ramey performing live on Notably Texan.
Matt Meinke

Tony Ramey put Music City in his rearview mirror several years ago, and found a great new home base in Northeast Texas.

Grammy nominees - 2015
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The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were announced last week, and the list includes several artists born or based in Texas.

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