KETR

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.

Ways to Connect

Ben and Kathy Hobson with a couple of big blue catfish landed recently with David Hanson.
David Hanson

This week, Luke visits with Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson to talk about catching blue catfish.

(Left to right) John Dufilho, Matt Meinke and Brandon Carr outside the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Seasoned Texas performers John Dufihlo and Brandon Carr have made names for themselves as members of bands like The Deathray Davies and The Earlies, respectively. Their new collaboration is Corner Suns, whose self titled album just released on Idol Records.

Jason Bearden from Duck Bang Radio is the special guest this week from Luke's country cabin retreat. These 2 seasoned outdoorsmen discuss some of their favorite campfire cooking techniques and duck hunting in Kaufman county.

DC Bloom
Valerie Fremin Photography

D.C. Bloom was once a speech writer for Fortune 500 Companies and the FBI,  but found inspiration to relocate to Texas and refocus his words into songs after a visit to The Kerrville Folk Festival.

Robert Earl Keen
Darren Carroll/ Darren Carroll Photography

Robert Earl Keen's musical road truly does seem to go on forever, as entailed in the lyrics to one of his synonymous songs. His campy, 1994 "Merry Christmas From The Family" song grew a life of it's own, and became a seasonal tour for the Houston native.

Bill Kirchen
Cliff Goldfarb (Used by permission from Red House Records)

"Hot Rod Lincoln" was the song that put Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen on the map in the 1970's, a time which guitarist and singer/songwriter Bill Kirchen recalls fondly. Now a solo artist, Bill has lived in Austin since 2011 and just reunited with musical partner Austin De Lone on their new Transatlanticana album.

Zane Williams playing a song live during Notably Texan in the KETR Studios..
Matt Meinke

Zane Williams offers something unique with his take on country music: an authentic sound to his lyrics, an honest approach to traditional C&W sounds that's not flashy or overproduced, and a genuine throwback to his old-school influences.

Sarah Hobbs (left) and Matt Meinke outside the KETR Studios.
Jerrod Knight

Sarah Hobbs is living her dream. From humble beginnings in Jefferson, to attending college at Texas A&M University-Commerce, she's now making a name for herself as a strong voiced, independent Texas singer and songwriter.

Susan Gibson
Todd V Wolfson

Life has taken many twists and turns for Wimberly singer/songwriter Susan Gibson. She toyed with the notion of being a park ranger for a time, before realizing the songs she'd been writing were good - so good that The Dixie Chicks picked up the Gibson penned song "Wide Open Spaces" and turned it into the title cut for their 1998 Grammy award winning record.

Lisa Loeb
Justine Ungaro

Music fans of the 1990's will no doubt recall the huge hit for Dallas native Lisa Loeb called "Stay (I Missed You)."  More than 20 years later, that platinum selling song is still a fan favorite at her shows.

Jeremy Bellamy performing live in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

A lifelong love of music has inspired Commerce resident Jeremy Bellamy to pursue his dreams of writing and singing original songs. His young voice already sounds like that of an established rocker: powerful, gritty and full of energy. Bellamy is also learning to collaborate on music with other artists, namely the members of his newfound Garland band Livirian.

Omarr Awake
Bettina Crews

Citing influences such as Stevie Wonder and Jamiriquai, Omarr Awake creates music infused with pop,  soul and jazz elements. His creative songwriting mind has been toiling away on new compositions during recent years as a backing musician. Now, he's back on the road as a solo artist and looking ahead to an upcoming recording session.

Band founder Ray Benson (Fourth from left) and the current Asleep At The Wheel lineup.
Mike Shore

Asleep At The Wheel has a lifetime history of making country music their way. They've released 20 studio albums, received 9 Grammy Awards, and exert an unrivaled passion for western swing that has brought them together on recordings with the likes of Willie Nelson, George Strait, Robert Earl Keen and Kat Edmonson.

(Left to right) Upright bass player Gavin Kelso, fiddle player and vocalist Katie Glassman, and lead singer and rhythm guitarist Joey McKenzie.
Ben Bohorquez

In the tradition of music pioneers like Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Tex Williams and Spade Cooley, Joey McKenzie's band The Western Flyers are proudly carrying the western swing torch into a new era.

Carl Finch (front left) and the 2015 members of Brave Combo.
Jane Finch

"Brave" hardly begins to describe the guts it takes to perpetuate music that's outside the normal, but that's precisely what Denton's Brave Combo has been doing for more than 35 years.

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