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Jack Ingram on Houston, reality TV and truth in songwriting

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Texas country crooner Jack Ingram takes the stage Saturday, September 21, at 10 P.M. as part of the Rally 'Round Greenville fall festival, and as he makes plans to visit northeast Texas, he took a little time to chat with Notably Texan host Matt Meinke and KETR's Jerrod Knight."Funny, I'm actually getting ready to go do some radio of my own later today," Ingram said before the mics went hot Tuesday.

When he's not in the studio working on his next album (it's been 5 years since his last!) or selling out live concert venues, he has a side job doing voiceover and imaging work for nearly 130 country radio stations. That is, he uses his, "my way or the highway" attitude as a brand for an industry that's trying not to fall victim to "be everything to everyone" programming approach.

Ingram talks with Meinke and Knight about this and other subjects, and you can hear that audio below. You can also see a TV spot for HEB grocery stores that features Ingram explaining the rumors about his home state.


Jerrod Knight oversees station programming, news and sports operations, individual and corporate development efforts, business and budget planning and execution, and technical operations.
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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