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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 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:...


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.


Episode 220: Liz Mandeville Plus, Talking Dirty with Siri

Siri has an interesting trick. At least as of the publication of this episode. In this episode, Ric will tell you what you do if you want Siri to say something really dirty. Just make sure the kids aren’t around. Anyway, you’ll get a demonstration in this episode that is completely unedited. Also on this show, the lovely Liz Mandeville stopped in to the Radio Memphis studios from Chicago. Aside from talking about the weather, Ric and Jeff had a large time with Liz and her guitar. NEXT...


Episode 219: The Software Blues with Watermelon Slim & The Workers

Radio Memphis has undergone a bunch of new changes. It still is, as a matter of fact. These changes have not come without issues. There ae always gremlins in the works that have to be hunted down and dealt with. In this episode, Ric lays it out a little. Also in this episode, Ric and Jeff sit down with Watermelon Slim & The Workers for a great conversation and a few tunes plus an interesting look at life from the eyes of a man who has certainly lived through a bunch of it. NEXT WEEK: Liz...


Episode 218: An Evening with Howard Grimes

This is a longer episode than usual. There is a very good reaon for this. As the title says, it was an evening with the great Howard Grimes. Ric sat down with Howard on Easter Sunday. Dianna Fryer joins the conversation and they got to take part in a funny and often touching conversation with one of the men who built “that Memphis sound”. Set some time aside and enjoy this truly remarkable conversation with one of the greatest drummers in the world. NEXT WEEK: Watermelon Slim


Episode 217: A Numbers Game and Something Better & Sara Williams

The long con has been on our back for a while it seems. Those who have played those games on Facebook wound up getting your data sold to the Russians (and others). Do you really think those posts were there for your amusement? In the age of not being able to trust anyone, your beloved Facebook is about to get fined fairly heavily as the exodous of users find their way out. Also in this episode, Riv visits with Josh and Stacy. Plus, a little later on, some quality time with the very...


Episode 216: No Foolin’ & The Memphis Snake Doctors

There is no April Fool’s joke, here. In this episode, Ric talks about how real news sort of killed the longstanding gag in some news outlets of releasing some sort of joke piece. Apparently, people are too quick and gullible to believe anything. This is why we are in the current state of affairs we are in. Also ion this show, an evening with The Memphis Snake Doctors. NEXT WEEK: Something Different.


Episode 215: It Is Smart Radio, Damnit & The Daddy Mack Blues Band

We are all exposed to on demand entertainment. It is everywhere. This is a good thing. There are podcasts and there is internet radio. Two terms Ric has issues with. Not the technology mind you, but what it is known by the common consumer of such entertainment. It is an uphill battle for sure, but Ric has a few ideas. Also, Ric and Jeff sit down with the Daddy Mack Blues Band. A great conversation and a few tunes as they happened in the Radio Memphis studio. NEXT WEEK: Under the spell of...


Episode 214: From The Hill Country with Trenton Ayers & Cedric Burnside

This is very special episode of the show. In this episode Ric Chetter and Jeff Janovetz sit down with Trenton Ayers and Cedric Burnside. These two are responsible for the CD Descendants of Hill Country which ultimately was nominated for a grammy. Also in this episode, you will here some new music from these guys including some new stuff Trenton Ayers. You can consider these things an exclusive before anyone else in the public will get to hear all of this new stuff. NEXT WEEK: Daddy Mack


Episode 213: The Lost Hour and Paul Crum with BJ Banks

The road, daylight savings, people moving to Memphis and a whole bunch of things get covered in this episode. Also, Ric spends some time with BJ Banks of the Bartlett Songwriters Alliance and singer/song writer Paul Crum. They talk about the craft of writing songs and Paul performs a few of his pieces. If you are in the Memphis area, you’ll learn about a monthly free thing with the Bartlett Songwriters Alliance and how you can get involved to learn to be a better writer and...


Episode 212: Road Trippin’ and An Evening with Booker Brown

Back from a recent road trip from Texas, Ric has a couple of observations about the road. Apparently billboards are hurting for business and there is a lot of porn shops along the highway. Also in this episode, Ric and Jeff spent some time with Booker Brown who had Albert Sutherland on guitar. If that wasn’t enough, Willie Hall dropped by to play some drums. NEXT WEEK: Singer and songwriter Paul Crum.


Episode 211: Jon Brewer - Monochrome: Black, White & Blue

Jon Brewer is the Producer and Director of a documentary currently on Amazon Prime. It’s called Monochrome: Black, White & Blue and is the deep history of American music. You think you might know about this music but you will probably learn something you didn’t know. Jon calls in from the U.K. to talk about the documentary and his experiences in the Memphis and midsouth area. Plus, some social media mayhem happened and music from The RV’s. NEXT WEEK: Road Trippin’


Episode 210: Going For The Bronze with Liz Kinnmark

We are in the midst of the Winter Olympics. Ric has actually been watching the games with slightly a unique perspective. Also, Liz Kinnmark, The Bendy Beast returns to the studio to talk about a show that already happened. Ric went to that, too. However, the show they are talking about didn’t happen as of the taping of this conversation. Poluminati. Look it up. If that wasn’t enough, music from the Radio Memphis library from Airside. NEXT WEEK: Filmmaker Jon Brewer calls in from the U.K.


Episode 209: You Had Stroke, Fool

From Radioland has been in production for four years now. What better way to celebrate this achievement with a conversation and performance with Vince Johnson & The Plantation Allstars. Also in this episode, Ric lays out some details about a brand new show coming to Radio Memphis this month. It’ll be airing Wednesday nights at 10:00 PM CT. Plus, Ric tells you about a show he went to and it regards next week’s guest. NEXT WEEK: The Bendy Beast II - Electric Boogaloo and music from Airside