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The Grin-N-Bearit Show

M. Meinke
Grin-N-Bearit, recording an episode of their KETR Program on the Texas A&M University-Commerce Main Stage

By day, the members of Greenville's Grin-N-Bearit are educators, administrators, antique archeologists, and sales professionals. When they are not working, the band members volunteer their time to write original songs and scripts for KETR's "Grin-N-Bearit Show", heard on the first Wednesday of each month.

When KETR first heard there was a local group creating radio dramas , we jumped at the opportunity to have them on the Northeast Texas public radio station! It's really quite an experience  putting this show together each month. Taking a few pages of script and turning it into "The Grin-N-Bearit Show" is a lot of fun. If I had to choose my favorite aspect of the show's production, it would have to be inserting the sound effects. It's amazing how much a few pieces of audio can do to build the scene in your mind's eye.

Volunteer shows such as "The Grin-N-Bearit Show" are a great example of KETR's involvement with the community. Other stations, who follow commercial interests, cannot afford to give air time to a show like this, but we thrive on providing a platform to local, original talent.

Wednesday, October 5 brings the return of the monthly radio program, heard at 7 pm during Notably Texan, with an encore on Saturday, October 8 following A&M-Commerce Lions Football (around 10:00 pm).  October's classic episode is titled "The Adventures of Dooner Manley," featuring our narcoleptic hero Dooner, and his imaginary alter ego "Mesquite Durango." "The Grin-N-Bearit Show" is good, old fashioned radio fun, we hope you can check it out!