Jerrod Knight

General Manager

Jerrod Knight graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce in May of 2005, ready to take on numerous roles at prominent radio organizations, which have included Susquehanna-Pfaltzgraff (now Cumulus,) Omni Communications Corporation, and The Ranch Radio Network. With experience on-the-air, and in every position behind-the-scenes, Knight rejoined KETR in December 2008 as director of programming.

As general manager, Knight oversees all aspects of station programming, news operations, individual and corporate development efforts, business and budget planning and operations, and technical operations. In addition to being the station's webmaster, he is also a regular on-air and online news and opinion contributor, and is the technical producer and co-host for The President's Perspective.

Knight also manages the relationships between KETR and NPR, American Public Media, the FCC, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

A member of the Commerce Rotary Club since 2010, Knight was named Rotarian of the Year in 2012. He's also led and contributed to teams in radio broadcasting that have won numerous awards in newscasting, production, web design from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, and even a Marconi (KPLX, 2003.)

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Movie Picks
2:29 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Alice gives Nightcrawler, Birdman 3.5 stars

Photo: "D 9 Popcorn" by allisonmseward12 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

  Make no bones about it: when film reviewer and critic Alice Reese doesn't care for your movie, she'll say so. This week's Picks puts Alice at odds with independent film, "Force Majeure."

Praise this week goes to Jake Gyllenhaal in "Nightcrawler," a show about a shutterbug with a stomach for shocking scenes.

Alice also advises we check out, "Birdman," whose cast she can only compliment. Actors include Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Jr., and Zach Galafianakis.

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Commerce Tigers
11:56 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Tigers take OT win over Quinlan

After a heartbreaking week zero loss to North Lamar, the Commerce Tigers hit the reset button for the home opener, squeaking past the Quinlan Ford Panthers in overtime, 35-28.

Commerce earned some sizeable gains with multiple 80-plus-yard touchdown passes.

The Tiger defense helped to seal victory, recovering a fumble on the Panthers' first OT possession. The Tigers quickly scored on the first play of their first OT drive.

The 1-1 Tigers travel to Bonham next week to face the Purple Warriors. Kickoff at 7:30pm, and the game broadcast is on 88.9 KETR.

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Child Endangerment
9:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Abandoned child discovered in Commerce, mother faces charges

Credit Commerce Police Department

A 20 year old Commerce resident faces charges of endangering a child for leaving her child unattended in her apartment.

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The President's Perspective
11:55 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Jones: Hazelwood funding, financial aid among top higher ed issues in Austin

Dr. Dan Jones and Dr. Mary Hendrix meet with host Jerrod Knight ahead of recording the August 2014 edition of The President's Perspective
Credit Jared Horn / TAMUC Marketing Communications

Heading into a legislative session, it's good to keep a finger on the pulse of issues key to your industry, and in A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones' case, the industry is higher education.

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Hunt County
4:51 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Judge resigns amid State Attorney General investigation

Judge Steve Tittle of the 196th District Court, campaign photo
Credit provided image

196th District Court Judge Steve Tittle tendered an abrupt resignation letter to Governor Rick Perry's office Friday morning, indicating that it would be his last day on the job. The local jurist vacates his post at amid criminal allegations and an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office.

The Greenville Herald Banner editor Caleb Slinkard has been following this story, and shared information and context with KETR's audience. Audio below.

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Commerce Humane Association
11:20 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Audio: Appeal expected in SPCA ruling

222 animals were seized from the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter in Wolfe City on July 23.
Credit SPCA of Texas

KETR's Caitlin Barbee spoke with Caleb Slinkard, editor of the Greenville Herald Banner, who attended the Thursday hearing before Justice of the Peace Sheila Linden regarding the fate of more than 200 animals seized from the Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter, operated by the Commerce Humane Association.

A transcript follows.

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Ivory Moore, Sr.
9:06 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Former educator, administrator, civic leader Ivory Moore, Sr. has died

Here, Ivory Moore, Sr. inspects a painting unveiled and on display near the A&M-Commerce President's Office in his honor on September 28th, 2013.
Credit Marketing Communications

88.9 KETR has learned through A&M-Commerce professor Dr. LaVelle Hendricks that former Commerce mayor, councilmember, and the first African American administrator at ETSU, Ivory Moore, Sr., has died at the age of 90.

According to Hendricks, a message was received this morning from Deacon Harry Turner at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce. The news was confirmed with Moore's son Donnie Brooks, who is in Dallas with Linnie Wilson Moore, Ivory Moore's wife.

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Commerce
7:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

'Lions Leading Hope' to help with immigration crisis

Dr. Betty Block, head of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Health and Human Performance Department
Credit TAMUC Marketing Communications

  The Commerce Lions Club and the A&M-Commerce Health and Human Performance department are teamed up to generate support for relief efforts related to the care and housing of the roughly 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children expected to to have detained at the U.S.-Mexico border by this September.

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The President's Perspective
11:45 am
Wed July 2, 2014

The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat

Sam Walker, Texas A&M University-Commerce mens head basketball coach
TAMUC Marketing Communications

Summertime is no slow time at Texas A&M University-Commerce so long as young athletes and musicians have interest in summer camp. The campus plays host to a number of sports, music, teaching, and other special interest summer programs each year.

This month, Lions head basketball coach Sam Walker joins Dr. Dan Jones on The President's Perspective to talk about a recent basketball camp that drew talent, in the form of both campers and counselors, from around the nation.

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Movie Picks
8:44 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Reese: Broadway boffo beats boring bunch

Production photo from Jersey Boys.
© 2014 - Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The review of this week's box office offerings from Alice Reese starts on a high note with kind words for Jersey Boys, the Hollywood version of the successful stage play about 60's iconic musical group The Four Seasons. Clint Eastwood directs.

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Movie Picks
9:43 am
Fri May 30, 2014

'A Million Ways' raunchy, 'Maleficient' not for young kids

Scene from "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
Universal Pictures

The creator of Family Guy and Ted has stepped into the world of the western with "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Reviewer Alice Reese finds admirable points in the casting, the music, the scenery, and the direction - but not the script.

This week Alice shares her thoughts on "A Million Ways," plus the new Disney offering, "Maleficient," starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

Alice Reese is the movie reviewer for the Greenville Herald-Banner, the Rockwall Herald-Banner, and has been offering her insight to KETR's audience since December 2008.

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The President's Perspective
4:03 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jones talks diversity, rodeo with Romero

Dr. Edward Romero, Chief Diversity Officer and Rodeo Team advisor/coach makes a presentation at a rodeo team luncheon on the A&M-Commerce campus

During the May 2014 installment of The President's Perspective, Dr. Dan Jones invited two guests to discuss the genesis and the successes of the Texas A&M Univeristy-Commerce rodeo team; advisor and coach Dr. Edward Romero and interim head of Agricultural Science, Dr. Derald Harp.

Dr. Romero, who is also the Chief Diversity Officer for the institution, stayed put after the break to help explain what is meant when the term "diversity" is tossed around. This discussion is a continuation of an ongoing series that highlights the guiding principles of the University, which are:

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:05 am
Fri April 25, 2014

The Other Woman, and other movies

Still image from Twentieth Century Fox's new film, "The Other Woman."
Barry Wetcher Twentieth Century Fox

"It's the Leslie Mann show," says Alice, about the comedy opening in wide release this Friday, The Other Woman. It also stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton, and follows three unlikely friends on their quest for revenge.

Alice also talks about an art house film which won top awards at the Cannes Film Festival, called Only Lovers Left Alive, which stars Tilda Swinton as a vampire.

Finally, we look ahead to the first major superhero movie to be released this year, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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A&M-Commerce
10:09 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

KD ladies okay after blaze

Commerce FD responds to a blaze on the first floor of the Kappa Delta house on the A&M-Commerce campus
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The Commerce fire department was dispatched to the Kappa Delta sorority house on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce at 7:45 on Friday night to extinguish a fire.

According to sources, the blaze was limited to a single first-floor room which has been unoccupied this semester.

All of the students evacuated the building without incident. The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage is not yet known, though occupants are being allowed to return to their rooms.

The President's Perspective
3:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future'

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Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, The President's Perspective.

Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.

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