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

Adam Carroll (left) and Chris Carroll
Courtesy Of The Artists (chriscarrollsongs.com, adamcarroll.com)

Tyler native Adam Carroll established himself over 8 records as a unique songwriter, garnering the attention of fellow artists such as Slaid Cleaves and Hayes Carll. Adam's wife, Canadian Chris Carroll is still getting used to the hot Texas weather, but she is blazing with her debut album "Trouble and Time."

Dale Watson
Sarah Wilson

Texas icon Dale Watson believes in making music in the tradition of his idols, the way George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash used to do before the "country music" landscape changed. Dale prefers to call his sound "Ameripolitan," a genre which encompasses some of his favorite styles.

Seth Vanover, Luke Clayton

Luke visits with Lake Fork Fishing guide Seth Vanover this week to discuss catching big coolers full of good eating channel catfish.

Luke Clayton hooked this Walleye, and before he could reel it in, a 41 Inch Pike grabbed a hold of it!
Luke Clayton

A lifelong dream of Luke Clayton's was realized when he took a trip to explore the Northern woods of Canada.

Sara Hickman
Todd V. Wolfson

Former Texas State Musician Sara Hickman took time to chat with Notably Texan this week from her home in Austin, and brought along her typically infectious bright and positive personality.

Vendor peddling wares in Antigua, Guatemala
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Mary Clark's family has a long tradition of volunteerism with the Peace Corps, a service organization which sends Americans abroad to assist with the pressing needs of people around the world.

Writer's Guild of Texas Members listening to a speaker during a recent monthly meeting.
Writer's Guild of Texas Fabecook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writers-Guild-of-Texas)

Writers across the state sometimes need a few pointers or critique on their work from a fellow scribe, and that's where The Writers' Guild Of Texas comes in.

A Hog recently caught by expert trapper Donald Kelly.
Donald Kelly

Luke visits with veteran hog trapper Donald Kelly from the Cooper area. Donald has almost three decades of experience trapping wild hogs. In this week's show, he divulges some of his best kept trapping secrets.

Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke Clayton visits with Guide Seth Vanover to discuss the great catfishing scenario created by the constant rains in Northeast Texas over recent weeks.

(L to R) Dove Hunter singer and guitarist Jayson Wortham, Matt Meinke from Notably Texan, and bassist Chad DeAtley pause for a selfie in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Since announcing their hiatus 5 years ago, Dallas area rockers Dove Hunter have picked up the pieces, rebuilt the band and created their latest full-length record, which shows off a more mature and refined sound.

The Henry Clay Frick Home in Manhattan
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Mary Clark visits two separate collections displayed at Manhattan Museums, which share a common thread through the American Labor Movement.

Dana Hubbard and guitar
www.danahubbard.com

Since he relocated to Amarillo around 2009, singer/songwriter/finger style blues guitarist Dana Hubbard has been pleasantly surprised by the welcome his music has received, and is proud to call Texas his new home.

(l to r) Jetta In The Ghost Tree singer Brandin Lea, Notably Texan's Matt Meinke, and guitarist Eric Webb
KETR/Carinne Manning

When his former band Flickerstick went their separate ways in 2010, lead singer Brandin Lea put his own health and wellbeing on center stage. Diagnosed as bi-polar and manic depressive, and experiencing a few close calls due to his alcohol habit, Lea opted to kick the booze and start fresh with his new psychedelic rock band- Jetta In The Ghost Tree.

Footprint Pool at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

New York City is home to a moving tribute to those lost in the World Trade Center buildings, at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Located at the World Trade Center site, the Museum and Memorial was completed in 2014, and commemorates the attacks on on the buildings in 2001.

Ray Wylie Hubbard wearing blue bandanna, purple tinted sunglasses
Todd Wolfson

Fortunately for us, the new album "The Ruffian's Misfortune" shows the Texas troubadour as his best, growling out his signature evocative, gritty, and often poignant lyrics over roots and blues sounds provided in part by his guitarist son Lucas Hubbard. No auto-tune or heavy effects here - just raw, pure, unbridled music captured as it happened in the studio.

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