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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Notably Texan
5:58 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

From Nashville to Greenville without losing a step

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.

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Notably Texan
7:03 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Grammy nods include many Texan performers

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.

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Notably Texan
2:22 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Texas wordcrafter writes both books and songs

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..

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Mary Clark Traveler
6:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Visiting Cuba is like going back in time

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.

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Mary Clark Traveler
6:00 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Snowy caps atop an active volcano at Mt. Rainier

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.

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Notably Texan
4:49 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Producer 'sparks' a new flame for local singer

(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.

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Notably Texan
7:21 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Dr. Jones and Dr. Groth's continued love for Texas music

(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.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Tugboats race it out each year in Olympia

A tugboat readies for the race in Olympia.
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.

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Notably Texan
5:21 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Larry Franklin perpetuates his family fiddling legacy

Larry Franklin and his weapion of choice, the fiddle.
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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Notably Texan
9:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Legacy of Ruby Allmond's music lives on

Ruby Allmond (center with Fiddle) with her group "Texas Jamboree", who played during campaign stops for Bonham native Mr. Sam Rayburn
www.rubyallmond.com

Ruby Allmond was a singer and songwriter whose skills on the fiddle garnered her the title of "National Champion Lady Fiddler" in 1947. Her legacy lives on through her numerous recordings, including a new version of her song by Brad Davis.

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Notably Texan
4:33 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Ohio artist "blooms" after transplant to Central Texas

Valerie Freeman/iseesound.net

D.C. Bloom was once a professional speech writer for names such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and even The FBI, but these days his writing efforts are focused towards original songs instead.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Denison boasts art, history and culture

Denison proudly proclaims it's status as the birthplace of Dwight D. Einenhower
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

From their vibrant, artful downtown area, to nearby Eisenhower State Park, Denison serves as an ideal weekend destination.

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Notably Texan
4:52 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Reverend Horton Heat shows no signs of cooling down

Left to Right: Guitarist and singer Jim Heath aka Reverend Horton Heat, drummer Scott Churilla, and upright bassist Jimbo Wallace
Gene Ambo

For almost 30 years, Jim Heath has been creating unique rockabilly sounds under the moniker of Reverend Horton Heat. Fromhis  humble beginnings in Dallas' Deep Ellum district, to song placement in video games and thousands of live performances,  "The Rev" has carved his stage name into the pillars of Texas music and beyond.

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Notably Texan
4:25 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Greenville artist crafts songs and guitars

Stanley Hammond with one of his handcrafted guitars.
Stanley Hammond

Stanley Hammond is a guitarist, songwriter, and luthier who has lived in Texas for less than a year, but was already compelled to write his first country song. Hammond stopped by KETR recently for an interview and live performance.

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Mary Clark Traveler
5:14 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Many faces of international airlines

After traveling the globe on various different international airlines, Mary has noticed some distinct differences between the providers.

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