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Up and coming band casts a wide shadow

Hot on the heels of their recent category win at the Commerce Idol competition, Commerce band Casting Shadows see a bright future ahead.

Christian Sparks, James Loggins and Hunter Lennington are all on the verge of completing high school, but have already gotten a start on their music careers. The indie rock/folk trio are making waves locally, with regular appearances at the Commerce Songwriters Showcase, and other gigs around the region. The band stopped by KETR to chat with Notably Texan.

Notably Texan is heard weeknights from 6-9, and Saturdays 7-Midnight on KETR.

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.