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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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Punta Arenas- Next rest stop: 900 miles

Waterfront view at Punta Arenas.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

At the southern most point of The Americas lies the city of Punta Arenas, the capital city of Chile's southern most region. A meer 900 miles North of Antarctica, it is by most accounts at the edge of the earth.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

History and family fun in central Louisiana

A White Bengal Tiger watches visitors pass by at the Alexandria Zoo
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

When seeking a nearby destination with activities for the kids and the adults, look no further than Alexandria, Louisiana.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Making the best of a 'hostel' environment

How much personal space are you accustomed to? Hostel stays get you elbow to elbow with your bunkmates at Refugio Las Torres in Chile.
Credit http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com

Far from the glitz and tourist traps, lies a more intimate, up-close and personal means of accommodation - hostels.  Mary Clark and her family roughed it during a trip to Chile, staying in tiny rooms with bunk beds, and sharing space with strangers.

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Notably Texan
6:33 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The House Harkonnen keep the Spice flowing

Members of The House Harkonnen - Left to Right: Mike Doty (lead guitar), Alex Johnson (vocals and rhythm guitar), Dave Shafer (bass), and Andy Grayson (drums)
Lauren Shafer

Riding rock n' roll like a "Sandworm," Arlington's The House Harkonnen turn the notion of traditional Texas music on its head.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Arts alive and well in Edom and Ben Wheeler

Artists show off their creations at the Ben Wheeler "Far Out Art Fest" held in June.
http://benwheelertx.com/

Nestled between Canton and Tyler are a pair of small East Texas towns in which culture and the arts are thriving. Edom and Ben Wheeler make up for their small populations with big time charm and culture.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Penguins-a-poppin' on Magellan Island

Penguin partners protect their precious payload.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Scores of penguins choose Magellan Island on the Magellan Straits of South America for their summer getaway, despite the crowded conditions and human onlookers.

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Notably Texan
6:10 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Vince Lujan and band carve their own musical path

Vince Lujan performing live in-studio during the May 28th edition of Notably Texan
Credit Matt Meinke

Vince Lujan has led his group, The Vince Lujan Project, through more than 12 years of recording and gigging around Texas, which is no small feat for a self-sustaining band.

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Notably Texan
5:15 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Willie and Kinky push for legal pot in Texas

Willie Nelson campaigning for Kinky Friedman during a 2009 stop in Plano.
Credit starlocalmedia.com

Icons Willie Nelson and Kinky Friedman recently conducted a Texas Herbal Radio Network tour live from Willie's bus, chatting about a passionate topic for the two Texans - Pot.

The legalization of marijuana, the cultivation of hemp, and the potential benefits to Texas' small farmers were the main topics of discussion.

As the host of Notably Texan,  I jumped at the opportunity to speak briefly with these two legends about their favorite green, leafy subject.

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Notably Texan
6:17 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Quickly 'rising' Northeast Texas singer/songwriter

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

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.

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Notably Texan
4:51 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Elbert 'grateful for public media'

Emily at a recording session for her "Evolve" EP.
Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

Independent artist Emily Elbert released her 4th album last year, and she maintains a steady touring schedule all over the country to support her music. Emily joined Notably Texan before her performance in Sulphur Springs on Thursday night.

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