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

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

KETR

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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Pledge Drive
7:25 am
Tue April 1, 2014

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Economy
9:52 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

NerdWallet: Greenville among top 10 Texas "Cities on the Rise"

Jerrod Knight

This week, consumer finance website NerdWallet crunched some numbers from a study by the Martin Prosperity Institute and came up with a list of 126 "cities on the rise in Texas." Greenville was listed in the number nine spot.

Some of the factors contributing to the high rank, according to this post, were:

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Commerce Independent School District
12:36 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Commerce Middle School students safe in NYC after explosion

www.commerceisd.org

All of the traveling Commerce Middle School students are safe and accounted for after a building collapse and fire in East Harlem brought Manhattan  to high alert on Wednesday

These traveling seventh grade Tigers are wrapping up the last date of a five day field trip that stopped in Washington D.C. and New York City’s Manhattan Island.

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
3:06 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

KETR staff awarded for news, sports, production

Credit TAPB

Each year, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters conducts a professionally-judged competition to evaluate stations who subscribe to AP services on a number of different facets of news and information broadcasting. This year, KETR comes away with five first-place awards, four second-place awards, and two honorable mentions.

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Second place: KETR News Director Mark Haslett.

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Concert
11:35 am
Mon February 10, 2014

U.S. Navy Band chooses Commerce as tour stop

Seal of the Navy Office of Community Outreach
navy.mil

Each year, the U.S. Navy Band tours throughout specified regions of the country, reaching audiences that do not generally get to see these musical ensembles perform on a regular basis. On February 19th, Commerce, Texas, will be host to the band, one of 22 cities chosen as part of this year's outreach.

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Beef Recall
9:34 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Beef recall affecting Texas stores

USDA.gov

Fort Worth beef processor PFP Enterprises is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of beef after the company inadvertently failed to hold product that tested positive for various strains of E. coli.

The tainted beef appears to have been distributed to Brookshire's and Walmart stores throughout the state of Texas, as well as other retail stores and restaurants. Businesses in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Puerto Rico may also have received the now-recalled product.

The following products are being recalled:

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The President's Perspective
11:45 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Jones: A college degree is never 'wasted money'

Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce

In January, the Wall Street Journal published two separate pieces that took aim at "bureaucratic bloat," the questionable value of a college degree, and other presumed ills of higher education. Today, Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce offers a counterargument, one that frowns on social determinism and some specific elitist views.

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Hunt County AALC
8:45 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Citizens to be honored at MLK Awards Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, January 19th, the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce will once again host the 2014 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Celebration, promoting leadership by example.

The Hunt County African American Leadership Conference event is a vehicle through which to underscore individual commitments to tenets generally associated with the legacy of Dr. King, and to recognize those individuals publicly.

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Arts
4:43 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Believe it again: Bryan’s art to feature at the MAC

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Paul Bryan

Back in April 2013, KETR shared news about a collaborative performance art piece that showcased the talents of artist Paul Bryan and composer Chris Ramos, called Believe It Anyway!

This weekend, a film screening at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary marks Bryan’s first major solo exhibition in Dallas. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 11th at 8:15 p.m. A reception is set for 6 p.m.

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Music
1:16 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Jones speaks of scholarship, cultural significance at Ray Price funeral

Jones and Price in December, 2009
TAMUC Photo

Last Saturday, December 28th, was the date of the funeral for legendary country and western singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Ray Price, who died at 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Among those who spoke at the service were radio personalities Dallas Wayne, Eddie Stubbs, and Bill Mack – who read a statement from Willie Nelson. Also asked to speak was Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the institution which conferred upon Price a doctorate of Humane Letters in December of 2009.

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The President's Perspective
11:59 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Moving diversity to the forefront at A&M-Commerce

Dr. Dan Jones at Binnion Hall.
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When president Dan Jones first introduced his seven Guiding Principles to the university, he knew they'd be the impetus for continued growth and realignment in order to meet the needs of future generations of students. To that end, further discussion is required in order for the administration to stay current - and part of that discussion happens on today's episode of The President's Perspective.

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The President's Perspective
3:45 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Jones welcomes Benavides, talks Thanksgiving

Dr. Adolfo Benevides is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
TAMU-Commerce Photo

"Let me tell you, this is as far north as my family would like to go," says Columbian-born Dr. Adolfo Benavides about his recent move to Greenville to accept the role of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

On this episode, Dr. Dan Jones introduces us to Benavides, and the two discuss plans for helping to keep A&M-Commerce a "forward-looking" institution.

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Notably Texan
10:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Jack Ingram on Houston, reality TV and truth in songwriting

Jack Ingram
Triple Eight Management

Texas country crooner Jack Ingram takes the stage Saturday, September 21, at 10 P.M. as part of the Rally 'Round Greenville fall festival, and as he makes plans to visit northeast Texas, he took a little time to chat with Notably Texan host Matt Meinke and KETR's Jerrod Knight.

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Traffic
8:15 am
Fri September 6, 2013

No injuries reported in Friday morning CISD bus accident

www.commerceisd.org

Motorists in Commerce likely noticed more traffic than usual Friday morning as Commerce and University police personnel were directing traffic around an accident at the intersection of Culver and Monroe St.

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