KETR

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 in multiple on-the-air roles and in every position behind-the-scenes, Knight rejoined 88.9 KETR in December 2008 as Director of Programming.

As General Manager, Knight oversees all aspects of station programming, news and sports operations, individual and corporate development efforts, business and budget planning and execution, 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 external organizations like NPR, American Public Media, the FCC, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

Knight is currently serving a second term as the Non-commercial Director on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. A member of the Commerce Rotary Club since 2010, Knight was named Rotarian of the Year in 2012 and served as club president for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. He sat on the university's 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force (2014-2015) and now serves on the A&M-Commerce Strategic Plan Assessment Committee. Knight has also led and contributed to teams in radio broadcasting that have won numerous awards in newscasting, production, and web design from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, and an NAB Marconi Award for Country Station of the Year (KPLX, 2003.)

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David Dreiling
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In the first episode of 2016, Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones invited Greenville mayor David Dreiling to be a guest on Jones' monthly radio show, The President's Perspective. Together, Jones and Dreiling discuss the growing number of businesses opening in Greenville and the idea that the Hunt county seat is now a retail destination, rather than a wide spot in the road on the way to more metropolitan areas. The two also discuss the mayor's take on the University's...

Doctor Fred Fuentes
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"When I arrived at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2008... Hispanic student enrollment was around 7%. And today we're around 18%," said A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones during the November recording for his monthly radio program, The President's Perspective. On the program, Jones, invites Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management for Hispanic Outreach and Retention Dr. Fred Fuentes to share stories of success from the focused initiative aimed at increasing Hispanic enrollment, and...

In his first interview on 88.9 KETR, newly named Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray visits with Dr. Dan Jones on his monthly radio address. McMurray comes most recently from athletics consulting firm Rainmakers 123 , but describes his background in higher education athletics administration, as well as his short term plan for keeping up the momentum that the immediate previous administration had created. The President's Perspective is a monthly half-hour chat with...

Mosquito
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The City of Commerce along with assistance from Texas A&M University-Commerce has been testing mosquitoes for various diseases by trapping them and sending them to the Department of State Health Services. On August 12, 2015, emergency management officials released information notifying citizens that a positive test was received for the West Nile virus. Although the areas that tested positive on August 12 are now testing negative, the City has received two additional tests that have come...

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In a press conference on the campus of Austin Peay State University Tuesday, officials named Ryan Ivey the Governors' new Athletic Director. The following release was issued by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Athletics: A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey has resigned and accepted the Director of Athletics position at Austin Peay as announced by A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan R. Jones Tuesday. “The future is incredibly bright for Lion Athletics,” Ivey said...

Myrna Jackson at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham
Jerrod Knight

On a Sunday afternoon in late May, thirty-three college students and one Dr. LaVelle Hendricks of Texas A&M University-Commerce boarded a charter bus bound for Birminghim, Alabama - a city that has played host to some of the most significant events in American civil rights history. The week long journey would take the group through Selma and on to Montgomery before the week was out. Students visited Rickwood Field , the 16th Street Baptist Church, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ,...

Texas State Capitol
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In May of 2015, the Texas House of Representatives voted 98-47 in favor of a bill that would allow Texas' concealed-carry license holders to carry weapons onto state and private university campuses, which Texas' governor Greg Abbott quickly signed into law. Set to take effect in the fall of 2016, the new mandate has obligated university presidents to a series of tasks related to implementing the measure. For example, public opinion regarding the limited placement of "gun-free zones" must be...

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. Wednesday marks the third day in a row that schools and businesses in the region have been affected by weather-related hazardous travel conditions. Twitter has been abuzz with reactions to the shortened University week: Snow day here for @tamuc ! Hopefully this cold weather blows through before our...

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

January 19th marks the 24 th 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...

“The reality is, we are looking at the fall of 2017,” Dr. Dan Jones said.
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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. Last month, these metrics were the primary topic of discussion at the conference of the Texas Higher Education...

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. Photo: " D 9 Popcorn "...

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....

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