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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Civil War era cannon, preserved on Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

During a recent visit to Mississippi and Georgia, Mary Clark spent time exploring several of the Civil War sites that preserve the history of our nation divided.

Synagogue in Williamsburg, with separate entries for men and women.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Taking a guided tour of the Hasidic community of Williamsburg, was like stepping back in time for Mary Clark. Guide Freida Vizel shed light on this strange and foreign land, right in the middle of New York City.

Mike Flanigin and his '74 Dodge Charger named "Black Betty"
Ashley McCue

During his more than 20 years as a support musician, Texas' own Mike Flanigin made many friends who turned out to be a big part of his first album.

Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta reached capacity for the Rolling Stones' June 2015 concert.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Seeing the Rolling Stones live in concert has become a rite of passage for generations, and this is one experience Mary Clark can cross off her "bucket list" after braving a stadium crowd and witnessing Mick Jagger and company in Georgia.

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.

Happy Opener of Deer Season! In today's show, Luke visits with guide Seth Vanover about a red hot crappie bite underway at Lake Fork. There's also lots of deer hunting talk.
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.

Fishing 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.

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