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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Facebook: Monster Ball - Craig Bowers' Memorial Golf Tournament

  To tournament volunteer coordinator Adam Miller, young Craig "Monster" Bowers was "one of these all-American kids - a high school athlete whom everyone loved." 

Instagrammer: @moniqueevanstx

  She's a ballerina, a nomad, an activist, a role model, and a regular listener to public radio. And in July 2014, 23 year old Monique Evans was crowned Miss Texas.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Commerce campus of A&M-Commerce will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to university officials.

This notice also indicates that classes will begin at 10am.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is closed Monday, February 23rd, 2015 due to inclement weather.

January 19th marks the 24th year of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony presented by the Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference.

Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, presides as the master of ceremonies over the event, which takes place inside the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street in Sulphur Springs at 7:00 p.m., and will honor a number of local residents with awards ranging from, “Spirit of Loyalty,” to, “MLK Man and Woman of the Year.”

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  When it comes to the rate of educational attainment by 25-34 year olds, the State of Texas is on par with the country of Slovenia. Essentially, less than 32% of Texas' young people have obtained a college degree or other post-secondary credential. Right now, the country of South Korea leads the world in this metric, where 64% of the country's young adults are in that number.

  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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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  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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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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