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Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.

Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.
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Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.






Episode 240: Keith Douglas & Duwayne Burnside

In a From Radioland first, we have two separate guests in one episode. First up, from the band Tora Tora, guitarist Keith Douglas sat down with Ric to talk a little about the history of the band over the years and to share the exciting news about a brand new album headed your way very soon. Then things get rather wild when Duwayne Burnside sits in the studio with Ric and Jeff to talk about his new album coming out among some other exciting things. Duwayne and his band performed in studio and...


Episode 239: Ms. Zeno The Mojo Queen

This episode is a little different. It was decided we would do a CD release show on the air at Radio Memphis during the Booze & Blues show. At Ms. Zeno’s request, we are making the entire thing public including the songs from her latest CD called Back in Love. You’ll hear some of the stories about how this project was recorded, how some of the songs were written and how Ms. Zeno is perched to take the world by storm as one of the premiere singers from Memphis. NEXT WEEK: Keith Douglas from...


Episode 238: Mick Kolassa

An old friend of Radio Memphis, Mr. Mick Kolassa steps into the studio this time around with a brand new CD. You’ll hear a couple of songs from it and learn how you can add it to your library, which is highly recommended. Also in this episode, Ric takes a shot at all of the so-called “experts” plying their trades on Facebook. He has made an interesting comparison between what happens away from the social media to what is happening on social media. NEXT WEEK: Ms. Zeno


Episode 237: Big T & Johnny Drummer

It’s always a great tuime when Big T brings his show to the studio and this was certainly no different except this one thing. He brought the legendary Johnny Drummer with him to play some keys. That real Memphis blues sound is here and it was a great conversation and perfomance by Big T & The Family and it is exclusively right here. Also in this episode, Ric is starting to have issues with the Bird scooters. NEXT WEEK: Mick Kolassa


Sharde Thomas and The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band

From the Mississippi Hill Country comes the true American music. In the studio comes Sharde Thomas and The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band. What you will hear in this episode is real history. This was blues before there was blues. This was a type of music meant for communication and this young lady is carrying on a tradition she learned from her grand father Otha Turner. You are going to hear this music and the stories behind it all. Plus, Jesus and the Devil are fighting in Arkansas. NEXT...


Episode 235: Walking East & West with Pops Fountaine

Pops Fountaine is an extraordinary percussionist. He’s played with a lot of people over the years. From his native Chicago to Memphis, he has some great stories to tell. In this episode, he sat down with Ric to tell some of those stories and some of the importnant life lessons learned from a career in music. You are going to hear some of the real secrets to being a successful musician on and off the stage. Plus, what happens when you have nothing left to boycott? NEXT WEEK: Sharde Thomas &...


Episode 234: Frank Monteleone & Blind Mississippi Morris

It was a night of some great, laid back fun. Frank moved to Memphis some time ago and has a great story to tell about that event. Also, the band that was assembled in the studio that night had not really played together before. But, you wouldn’t have known that by listening to them. Plus, the great Blind Mississippi Morris brought out his magic harmonica and sang the real deal blues and you’ll hear it all in this episode From Radioland. NEXT WEEK: Pops Fountaine


Episode 233: Gee Whiz, It’s Carla Thomas

In 1961, she scored a Billboard hit with Gee Whiz and in 1966 she did it again with B-A-B-Y Baby. Carla Thomas sat down with Ric for a conversation about her career and her father, Rufus Thomas. What was it like for a young lady to find her way into show business and to later discover she had a top 10 hit? She’ll tell you all about that in this episode. Also, Ric talks about what having a smart watch kind of makes you feel like when you are all of sudden chained to your smartphone. NEXT...


Episode 232: Stepping Off The Mothership with Harold Beane

Take a look at your copy of Isaac Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul. Great album. All the guitar parts were recorded by Harold Beane. He inadvertantly became one of the most sampled guitar players in history. In this episode, Ric talks to Harold about being sampled and by whom. Also, Harold spent some time with Funkadelic. Oh yeah, there is story there. Also, one of the most powerful stories you’ll ever hear about the plane crash that took the lives of Otis Redding and The Bar-Kays. Harold Beane was...


Episode 231: The Architects of Memphis Music

Howard Grimes has been on this show several times. This time, he brought a couple of friends with him. Spencer & Percy Wiggins. This is a rather important show in that these three men have quite the story to tell when it comes to how the Memphis sound came to be and what it was like for young African-American performers on the road and in the studio. Along the way, these men were involved in some of the most iconic music in history. Plus, you’ll hear some new gospel music that accurately...


Episode 230: The Customer Service Blues

We all have those nightmare stories we share after dealing with some large corporation who doesn’t care about you as person, or as a number for that matter. It happened to Ric and he picked up a trick along the way in dealing with these infernal situations. There may be no way out and certainly impossible to avoid, but it turns out, the judicisous application of adult language at just the right time can be quite beneficial. Especially when talking to a robot. Also in this show, Gypsy...


Episode 229: The Seven Year Itch

Radio Memphis has been on the air for seven years. In this episode, Ric talks a little about those seven years and then a fun conversation and performance with Karen Altman Latham. Karen is a songwriter and performer from the Memphis area. She’ll talk about the process she goes through when writing her music and various themes she explores within her music. NEXT WEEK: Gypsy Heartz


Episode 228: In The Absence of Reason

It would appear with all of the talk in the current news, the echo chambers and all the noise, there is something missing. In this episode, Ric thinks he knows what is wrong and the solution may be far simpler than we anticipate. It’s all a matter of being reasonable. However, that very well may be too tall an order for cowards who hide behind their keyboards too afraid to actually speak what they write. Also in this episode, Sorianna Wood stops by for a conversation about songwriting and...


Episode 227: Suffer The Children

Mark Wiklund is a Memphis singer/songwriter. His take on the making of music is quite refreshing. In this episode, Ric and Paul Crum sat down with Mark to discuss the art and how common themes can creep into an artist’s catalogue. Also, Ric has some words regarding the holding of children hostage for politcal gain and will draw a simple line in the sand. Divisive? Probably. NEXT WEEK: Sorianna Wood


Episode 226 - Massimo Bevilacqua Is A Machine

All the way from Rome, Italy, Massimo Bevilacqua stopped into the Radio Memphis studios for a chat and a performance of a few of his songs including a studio cut from his new CD Naked. He is a great guy, very talented and amusing soul who has seen the world and has a soft spot in his heart for Memphis. You’ll find out why some people call him “The Machine”. Also in this episode, the world kind of seems a little extra difficult these days, but guess what, there is some help. NEXT WEEK: Mark...


Episode 225: A Conversation with Robert Allen Parker

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert is a good example of what Memphis music is all about. He has been able to devote his life to the art and culture of our home. His humility and charm aside, he’s a damn good guitar player and well-versed student of Memphis music as well as music from all over the country. Plus, there might be a spy in your home and you invited it inside. NEXT WEEK: Massimo Bevilacqua From Rome to Memphis


Episode 224: The Delta Project and Uncomfortable Statements

Long time friends of Radio Memphis The Delta Project spent some quality time with Ric in the studio for some laughs, a great conversation and several songs from their catalogue. Also, Ric says a few things which tend to make people a little nervous. Unpopular thoughts are the key to all of our differences as a society. Going with the norm is not always a good thing as he explains here. NEXT WEEK: Robert Allen Parker


Episode 223: How To Lose an Election with Kieran Hilbert & Friends

If you were to run for some sort of political office, there are a couple of surefire ways that will cost you Ric’s vote. One of which is downright creepy and happened to Ric. Also, Dianna Fryer sat down with Ric and Kieran Hilbert & Friends who came to Radio Memphis from Germany for a little chat and to play a few songs. These are the kind of international incidents which are considered good for everyone. NEXT WEEK: The Delta Project


Episode 222: This is America & Robert Kimbrough, Sr

Robert Kimbrough, Sr. comes from a rather prolific family of musicians. In this episode, Ric and Jeff spent some time with Robert and his band as they talked cotton patch soul blues, the culture around this style of music and the people making it happen. Also, several songs were performed and it was a large time. Also, Ric has some thoughts about the music video currently everyone is talking about. NEXT WEEK: Kieran Hilbert came from Germany to play.


Episode 221: Kids These Days and Kenny Brown

Brewers and distillers have a solution for those who can’t hold their liquor, they are making weaker beverages to cater to millennials. Seriously. In this episode, Ric takes a look at the new trend and explains how social media is controlling this market of people who can’t drink responsibly. Also, Ric and Jeff sit down with Kenny Brown and his band. Hill Country Blues in on the menu this time out. NEXT WEEK: Robert Kimbrough, Sr.