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Matt Hillyer embraces his post Eleven Hundred Springs life

Matt Hillyer performing live in the KETR Studios
Matt Meinke
Matt Hillyer performing live in the KETR Studios

Following the amicable split of the beloved Texas outfit he fronted for 23 years, Matt Hillyer hasn't missed a beat with his solo career firmly underway. The new State Fair Records release Glorieta highlights his creative songwriting, something he's been focusing on intently over recent years, and has given the Dallas native a chance to experiment with some styles outside of his norm.
During this interview, which originally aired March 24th on KETR, Hillyer shared some entertaining stories, discussed his rockabilly roots, memorable years with his former band mates, the transition to a solo artist, and the things he loves about public radio.

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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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