Americana Morning Show
Americana Morning Show with Mattson & Misty
6a - 10a
Music has always provided the beat and rhythm to which my life evolves. Growing up in Northeast Texas, I listened to a lot of country including the music that we play on KGNB AM 1420. There is a comfort to be found in the old songs which continue to influence generations of listeners and even have deep roots in Americana.
As I have grown and discovered new genres, I have listened to everything from opera to classical to classic rock to punk and then I discovered alternative. I actually love all music! One of my favorite quotes is,
“Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us.” ~unknown
After I moved to New Braunfels in 1999, I found 92.1 FM and have developed a deep passion, love and respect for Americana. I attended my first Americana Jam in 2005 and discovered many artists that I love and am a fan of to this day. I have been at every Americana Jam since.
In 2005, I started working at KGNB/KNBT as the Business Manager after graduating from Texas State University. While working at the station, I have had the opportunity to continue to develop and explore my love of theatre arts and performing by voicing commercials and eventually becoming an on-air personality. Even though I have taken radio/television/film classes, radio was never a path that I considered taking…but one that found me. It is so exciting to come to work and absolutely love what you do. Also, it is a great feeling to be able to contribute to the growth of Americana music as a genre!
During my first on-air shift, I had the pleasure of having Tom Gillam drop by the FM studio and tell me that I sounded great and to keep up the good work. No pressure, right?! I told him that if I could sound half as cool and knowledgeable as he does on his show (Tom Gillam’s Cosmic Power Hour) then I would have achieved my on-air goal. He just smiled and said that he was still learning too. Well, so am I….continually learning as I tap my foot to the rhythm and groove to the beat of the music.
Tune in weekdays from 7-9a on the Americana Morning show, and Saturday evenings 10p-midnight.