Matt Meinke

Notably Texan Host/Production Director

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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Promotional shot of Sunny Sweeney
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSunnySweeney

Houston native Sunny Sweeney has come a long way since she played her songs in bars for tips and free beer in the early 2000's. Lately, she keeps plenty busy touring with the likes of Miranda Lambert, when she's not enjoying her home life in Austin. Notably Texan caught up with Sunny on the heels of a big spring tour schedule.

Members of Sulphur Springs band Southern Soul during their visit to the KETR Studios. (Left to right, Matt Meinke, Jacob Mazoch, Adam Hall (sitting) and Ryan Brown.
Cindy Roller

By day, members of an area band do everything from retail sales to crime solving, but by night, they crank up the amplifiers and jam out music to both new, and hardcore, fans.

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King at the MLK Center in Dallas, Texas.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Fair Park in Dallas is known for The Cotton Bowl and the annual State Fair of Texas, but the historical site is also home to fascinating exhibits and museums.

Album artwork for the latest T Bird and The Breaks release "Harmonizm"
Laura Garcia/www.tbirdandthebreaks.com

Since Moving to Austin in 2007, Massachusetts native Tim Crane constructed the outstanding ensemble T Bird and The Breaks, whose sound encompasses hip-hop, rock, soul, and plenty of funk.

Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Fishing guide Seth Vanover checks in with Luke this week to discuss the ongoing spawning run of White Bass in Texas.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton is heard Fridays at 11 and Saturdays at Noon on KETR.

Brandon Callies performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

From humble beginnings in the Greenville area, music artist Brandon Callies has gone on to make a name for himself in the local music scene.

Tony Ramey performing live on Notably Texan.
Matt Meinke

Tony Ramey put Music City in his rearview mirror several years ago, and found a great new home base in Northeast Texas.

Grammy nominees - 2015
www.grammy.com

The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were announced last week, and the list includes several artists born or based in Texas.

Mike Blakely sings in-studio.
Annie Blakely (http://mikeblakely.com)

Mike Blakely expresses his creativity through songwriting and his novels, and he has a long list of publications in both media, including books co-written with Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers..

Taxi drivers waiting outside Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Although times and regimes have changed, the iconic 1950's cars synonymous with Communist Cuba are still prominent.

The view of Mount Rainier is revealed though the clouds
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

People come from near and far to catch a glimpse of the tri-peaks of Washington State's Mount Rainier, a towering formation of rock and ice.

(Left to right) Meinke, Sparks and Davis in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Commerce artist Christian Sparks has performed with harder rocking bands in the past, but he recently recruited renowned music producer Brad Davis to take help take the songs in a different direction.

(Left to right) Matt Meinke, Dr. Michael Groth, and Dr. Dan Jones visiting at the A&M-Commerce Heritage House.
Matt Meinke

Dr. Michael Groth works as the Senior Editor in Berlin, Germany at Deutchlandradio, a National German public broadcast service, but his true passion is Americana and Texas music.

Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

When you think of racing, tugboats might be the last thing to come to mind. But each year in Olympia, Washington, the tugs fill the start line at the Annual Harbor Day Festival.

http://larry-franklin.com

Larry Franklin was brought up in a family of champion fiddle players in Texas, and quickly picked up the family trade - later becoming a World Champion Fiddler himself at just 16 years old.

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