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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 205: The New Year’s Show That Didn’t Air with Zeke Johnson

This was recorded 31 December, 2017. It was meant to be live. That didn’t happen as apparently (or so we are told), some New Year’s Eve reveller took out an “internet node” with his car and took down the entire area the studio sits in. There were phone calls to the ISP (Comcast), adult language was used (liberally) and it was ultimately decided to record the show for later use. Here is that later use. Ric and Dianna were ready to go with this show so they did it anyway. It is the Radio...

Duration: 00:58:47

Episode 204: Getting Bent with Liz Kinnmark

2018 has started. For some, this is where people tend to try and make their changes. This show included. Over the last several episodes, we have transitioned to an interview based show. So yes, a new year and some new things. At least out of our studios. In this episode, Ric sits down with local performer Liz Kinnmark about her series of quarterly shows known as Poleluminati. Liz will explain what this show is all about and how you can find out more. Pole dancing. It doesn’t necessarily...

Duration: 00:51:33

Episode 203: Songwriting With Eddie Dattel & Wally Ford

It is no secret Memphis is fountain of fantastic talent. One such part of the musical talent that never gets talked about in depth is the art of songwriter. In this episode, Ric sits down with Eddie Dattel and Wally Ford who have written a massive catalog of songs for a bunch of artists in the area. Eddie doesn’t get out to play much, as he will explain in this conversation but, he has a new disc out and he plays a couple of songs from that CD plus a couple of cuts from the disc itself....

Duration: 01:07:13

Episode 202: The Annual Christmas War & John Nemeth

Ric likes to say, “The best part of Christmas is it being over.” People tend to get a little too worked up around this time of year and Ric delivers his annual report from the front lines of the war on Christmas. Naturally, there will be some who have issues with this, nevertheless what is said, needs to be said. But, it gets better. John Nemeth and his band was in the Radio Memphis studios and delivered a fantastic performance and a great time all the way around. NEXT WEEK: The New Year...

Duration: 01:06:52

Episode 201: Plato, The Romans and Josh McLean

Don’t be fooled. Even though Ric makes mention of this episode being the 200th episode, you haven’t lost your mind. Ric lost count. In this episode, he’ll get into the current talk of government control. He also brings on long time friend of Radio Memphis, Josh McLean. They cover a lot of ground in a pretty short amount of time. Plus, Josh is half of the act Heels. You’ll get a taste of their work from a previously recorded bit for another show. It’s great fun and it’s all right...

Duration: 00:50:09

Episode 200: Chance Raspberry

The Emmy award winning animator from The Simpsons joins the show this time out with a conversation about how that show is produced. Plus, he’s working on his own show called Little Billy. It’s about a 4 year old kid who lives with neurodiversity and a total celebration of everything from the 1980’s. Not only Chance a gifted artist and animator, he’s a musician, too. You’ll one of the songs from his Old Souls… Young Hearts CD. NEXT WEEK: Josh McLean and a performance from Heels.

Duration: 01:20:00

Episode 199: Lightnin’ Malcolm & A Hill Country Production

Social media is rife with its ills. People sending chain stuff through Facebook Messenger has found its way under Ric’s skin. Since he suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, it makes the holidays a little more difficult, especially at rude hours of the morning. Also in this show, a fantastic conversation with a Midsouth musician who is known all over the country, Lightnin’ Malcolm. Great stories, including a talk about the Grammy nominated R.L. Boyce (who was also booked that night but...

Duration: 01:07:15

Episode 198: William Charles - Weekend Vlogger

William and Matt from William Charles Collective stopped by the Radio Memphis studios to talk a bit about William’s Vlog channel available on YouTube. If you become a subscriber, you could win a $50 Amazon gift certificate. He also shot some footage in our studios in an upcoming vlog about Radio Memphis. Plus, they played live on the air. Also in this episode, music from Butch Mudbone. NEXT WEEK: A conversation with Lightnin’ Malcolm.

Duration: 00:50:59

Episode 197: Underground Memphis with Bill Bannister

For 30 years, Bill Bannister has been on the air in Memphis. He got his start with Sam Phillips. You know who he is. He stopped into Studio B at Radio Memphis for a conversation with Ric and Kate during the Radio Memphis in the Morning show to talk about his new project. Also, a call to all those who use the internet. The FCC is about to dismantle the Net Neutrality laws and you need to get involved. Plus music from Mojo Medicine Machine. NEXT WEEK: Sitting on the front row of madness...

Duration: 01:00:46

Episode 196: People In Pants

When you go out in public, society would dictate you comport yourself in a manner which is not particularly offensive to the decorum of others. In this episode, Ric talks about a couple of recent trips into the public. These forays into the public eye are important not to mess up. Just ask a few certain people in Hollywood. For starters, don’t be all handsey and stop talking about your junk. Plus music from Leo Leo. NEXT WEEK: Cooking up something plus music from Mojo Medicine Machine.

Duration: 00:31:37

Episode 195: Broadcast Slackers

New rules in play with the Federal Communications Commission will now allow your local radio station to operate without any local personalities or even cover local events. This is a pretty big deal. In this episode, Ric will explain what this means to you, the radio listener who might rely on your local stations to give you up to the minute information during some sort of emergency. This seems to be following the business pattern long established through history. As the industry begins to...

Duration: 00:29:02

Episode 194: Tough Room

One might overhear a conversation where two people are complaining about how Memphis fans are the worst. They generally don’t go to shows (especially when they have to pay a cover charge) and when they do, they complain. A lot. Yes, you don’t have to go far to find a tough room. In this episode, Ric tells you about how tough a room can be in Memphis and what happens when a Memphis artist plays in another city. You won’t be surprised by that answer. Plus music from Jupiter Stone. NEXT...

Duration: 00:30:11

Episode 193: Dividing By Zero

Our nation has become divided. About EVERYTHING. It all started with who is currently in the White House. We as Americans sure like a good fight amongst ourselves, at least. Then there are those out there who say this not a good thing. In this episode, Ric will tell you he thinks this actually a good thing. We should be divided over a number of things. How is that a bad thing? Plus music from Pengea. NEXT WEEK: Five dollars to make you holler. Plus music from Jupiter Stone.

Duration: 00:31:21

Episode 192: An Evolution is Coming

From Radioland has been in production for a while now. This, in of itself is rather remarkable. Over the years, we have tinkered with the show. The production of this show has always been about tightening things up and making some specific changes along the way. The fact there is a gulf of difference from episode 1 and this one is testament to how much this show has changed. In this episode, Ric will tell you about some of the changes that are coming in the coming weeks. Plus music from...

Duration: 00:30:21

Episode 191: The Old Man’s Lemon Tree

It seems like a simple question. Why are some of the middle aged guys out there hell bent on growing a damn lemon tree? Think about it, there is a sub culture out there revolving around the apparent obsession of growing this little citrus tree. Is it some sort of weird mid-life crisis? Is it simply a matter of accomplishment? Or, is it because these guys need to have something useless to obsess over? In this episode, Ric delves into this weird slice of Americana to see what is going on....

Duration: 00:35:19

Episode 190: Ancient History

Perspective is a funny thing. Referring to “ancient history” depends upon how you were to define “ancient”. Google turned 19 years old this year, for example. Planking was a thing around 8 years ago. Both things vastly different. 1 of these things seems as though it has been around longer than the other which seems happened long before Google. In this episode, Ric takes a look at this perspective and how it shapes the thoughts and actions of today’s decision makers. Believe it or not, this...

Duration: 00:31:56

Episode 189: A Sense of Worth

What is your worth? We’re not talking money here. One of the things we all have to contend with is this very notion. Are we defined by our lives? Does what we do every day matter to someone? What happens if I find what I like to do? Shouldn’t I just give it away? There’s a lot of questions. In this episode, Ric asks some more and discovers he really doesn’t have any of the answers. Plus music from J.D. Reager. NEXT WEEK: Ancient history. Around the time planking was a thing. Plus music...

Duration: 00:26:36

Episode 188: Judgemental Bastard

Social commentary is what drives certain forms of entertainment. Even though we all do it, most of us don’t overtly do it and certainly not in public. Ric is not this person. In this episode, Ric will talk about the limits by which we all live. Everyone has their price, right? The concept of this episode explores that very price. Along with what would make you cross the very line you have drawn? Plus, music from Fresh Flesh. NEXT WEEK: A sense of worth. Plus music from J.D. Reager.

Duration: 00:33:28

Episode 187: That Guy Is a Problem

Borrowing from the Radio Memphis in The Morning bit, How Not To Be That Guy, Ric seems to have a problem with what some people are actually doing in the real world. What started out as a simple observation of some of the silly and harmless, yet stupid things people do ever once in a while has become what seems to be standard unapologetic behavior. Which begs the question, has there always been the same percentage of people in our society that are That Guy or is it we just see more of them?...

Duration: 00:32:57

Episode 186: Things Fall Apart

The internet famous have finally come to a strange crossroads. These kids on YouTube apparently can’t deal with their self inclicted stardom and the pressures of creating meaningful content. Really? These people never paid attention to the inherent difficulties show business is wrought with. Now they are faced with such difficulties and are melting down. Publically. In this episode, Ric has some kind words of support for these people. Well, maybe not “kind” per se, but important. Plus...

Duration: 00:27:58

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