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Outdoors writer/radio host/book author Luke Clayton has been addicted to everything outdoors related since his childhood when he grew up hunting and fishing in rural northeast Texas. Luke pens a weekly newspaper column that appears in 34 Texas newspapers and is Editor at Large for Extreme Hog Hunter Magazine, Bowhunting Adventures and East Texas Outdoors Magazine and field editor for Dallas Safari Club "Camp Talk" publication. Luke is on the pro staff of Mathews Bows, Smokin' Tex Electric Smokers, and GhostBlind. Follow his columns and listen to his weekly radio show throughout the year and you'll surely get exposed to many facets of the outdoor life.
Phyllis Ryser, a native of northeast Texas, is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and of Texas A&M University-Commerce. She acquired a small insurance agency in 1982. It soon became apparent to her that good insurance protection is essential to a person’s financial well being. She learned it is important to sell insurance policies, but it can be just as important for the client to understand how the protection works. In 2001 she became a charter member of the National Society of Agents for Consumer Education. This organization is dedicated helping consumers understand how to protect themselves and their families with insurance and other products. Phyllis first worked in radio with KFYN Radio on the Town and Country Show in Bonham, Texas. Currently Phyllis is writing a book on consumer protection with Michael Jans, president of Insurance Profits Systems, called Protect Yourself.
Mary Walker Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law School. She practiced law in Paris, Texas for 29 years before retiring to pursue her lifelong passion for traveling. Besides writing a travel column for the Paris News, Mary maintains her travel blog, MaryClarkTraveler.com, and spends hours planning the next trip. Her interest in public speaking led her to radio with its magical ability to promote storytelling without all of the visuals. Through her experiences and words, Mary takes you with her to Vietnam, New Zealand, Guatemala, Tunisia, and many other countries as well destinations in Northeast Texas and the United States.
David was born in Madrid, Spain, and moved to the United States in 1999 to attend school. After teaching Spanish in a variety of educational settings including a New Orleans middle school, UT-Arlington, and Tulane University, he accepted a teaching job with the literature and languages department at A&M-Commerce. It was at Tulane University that Hervas found his ear for radio at the university's student-run radio station, WTUL. He then went on to host "The Latin Journey" at WUTL from 2003-2005. The program has since evolved into "Latin Soul," airing Tuesdays from 9 to 11 p.m., and features Latin Jazz, as well as other Latin rhythms and international jazz styles.
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.