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
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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Notably Texan
5:37 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

King's new record kindles soulful, swampy sounds

www.shockink.com

Former Texas State Musician Shelley King has been creating music full time since 1998, and her song "Texas Blue Moon" was recorded by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra. 

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Notably Texan
5:25 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Rodney Parker and 50 Peso Reward elude capture by 'the norm'

Rodney Parker during a live performance of "Guitars"
Matt Meinke

For more than a decade, Rodney Parker and his band 50 Peso Reward have been mixing together country and rock to create a sound all their own.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Film Festival goes to new heights in Chile

Film Festival attendees view photos displayed in the venue at Puerta Natales, Chile
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Since 1946, film festivals have been held all over the world -  from Cannes to Venice to Toronto to Sundance. Mary Clark's cousin took his Mountain Film Festival on the road to where viewers are most likely to be.

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Outdoors
11:25 am
Fri August 15, 2014

'Mr. Whitetail' Larry Weishuhn talks Axis Deer

Opportunities exist to hunt Axis Deer when Whitetail season had ended.
Credit Luke Clayton

Luke just returned from an Axis deer hunt down in the Texas Hill Country. His guest this week is "Mr. Whitetail" Larry Weishuhn from "DFC's Trailing The Hunter's Moon.

Larry is known for his years as an outdoor columnist and book author, in addition to his numerous appearances on television shows devoted to quality big game hunting. Weushuhn is also a professional wildlife biologist, co-founder of the Texas Wildlife Association, and was inducted into the National Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Notably Texan
5:24 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Exploring 'The Cowtown of the Imagination' with Elana James

hotclubofcowtown.com

Founding member and vocalist/violinist of The Hot Club of Cowtown, Elana James, joined Matt Meinke for a chat during 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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