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Quickly 'rising' Northeast Texas singer/songwriter

Matt Meinke
Cole Risner performs "A Better Man" live at KETR

Greenville native Cole Risner has been sharing his original songs with bigger crowds lately, and he and his band recently appeared at the 30 East Music Festival in Sulphur Springs.

A recent graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, Cole paid a visit to Notably Texan ahead of his appearance in Sulphur Springs to talk about a new album in the works, his stint at Plano's Love and War in Texas, and more.

Find more about Cole Risner at his website.

Notably Texan is heard live weekdays Noon-3pm 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.
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