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 Breakdown
7:30 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Bob Aikin: Books you should read (or give)

Cover: Raylan by Elmore Leonard
amazon.com

The breakdown today includes a continuation of last week's list of books that might make great stocking stuffers, and are great reads anyway.

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Peace Corps
12:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Texas Ranks #3 on Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer Producing States of 2011

Peace Corps Logo

DALLAS – In the last year, Texas moved from fourth to third on the list of states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers. Four hundred and twenty-four currently-serving Peace Corps volunteers call Texas home.

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Movies
8:30 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Movies: New Year's Eve, Shame, I Melt With You

'New Year's Eve' Movie Poster

Movie Reviewer Alice Reese shares her thoughts on films opening this weekend.

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Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day
2:59 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Obama: A Day of Remembrance

KETR would like to share a proclamation from the President of the United States on this 7th of December.

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The President's Perspective
12:10 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Dr. Jones: Hunt Co Transportation Planning; Service as a Guiding Principle

Dr. Dan Jones
Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications

On the December 2011 edition of The President's Perspective, Dr. Jones talks with Hunt County Transportation Planning and Steering committee co-chair Dee Hilton.

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A&M-Commerce Basketball
1:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Lions basketball is back on KETR

LionAthletics.com

The NBA players and owners may be keeping you from a TV basketball fix, but KETR's got you covered with the A&M-Commerce Lions basketball games.

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Halftime
9:11 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Halftime Scores

Here are some scores at halftime of the Commerce/Celina game on the air right now.

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The President's Perspective
1:44 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

The President's Perpsective November '11

This week's guests: Dr. Mary Hendrix, Vice President for Student Access and Success, and Dr. Grady Blount, Dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Agriculture.

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Halloween
10:00 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Trick-or-treating days and times

Halloween is always fun for young folks and older folks alike! Check out some of the Halloween festivities going on here in Northeast Texas!

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Pageant
3:43 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Miss Hunt County Pageant Set for October 29

The annual Miss Hunt County and Miss Hunt County’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is less than two weeks away and the call is going out for young women throughout the area to compete for the titles and scholarships.

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Gene Stallings Honored
10:35 am
Fri October 14, 2011

Paris High School to honor Coach Gene Stallings

Head football coach Gene Stallings (left) looks on from the Alabama sidelines with assistant AD Gerald Jack, former PHS head football coach and class of '53 alum.

Paris High School will honor one of the legends of the game, Coach Gene Stallings, in the pre-game events slated for tonight's varsity football game against North Lamar.

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Please Give Generously
5:45 am
Fri October 7, 2011

KETR's Fall 2011 Pledge Drive

KETR's Fall Pledge Drive runs through Friday, October 14th, and Your Station needs your support.

Every day, we read correspondence via email, snail mail, and social networking telling us how much KETR is appreciated as a source of vital news and information, as well as entertainment and education! Nearly everyone we talk to tells the same story: that it's important to have a source of information that isn't held privately, and whose content isn't driven by the almighty dollar.

Our station has a dual-purpose, and it's defined in our mission:

KETR is committed to providing the citizens of Northeast Texas and the Texas A&M University-Commerce community with entertaining, educational and informative programming. The station also serves as a learning environment for university students to pursue excellence in radio broadcasting.

All of the things we set out to do, whether it's helping to publicize your event, keeping you abreast of the weather, relaying up-to-the-minute local news, contributing to your 'nationally informed' status with Morning Edition and All Things Considered, or even teaching and training the next generation of radio broadcasters... It's all bolstered by an operational budget provided by the Friends of KETR. YOU are the PUBLIC in PUBLIC RADIO.

Please make your contribution right away. Click here for the quick 2-minute form, and help secure KETR's place on the air in Northeast Texas. Give now, give generously, and thank you.

Recycling
9:34 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Commerce starts recycling program November 5th

Starting Saturday, November 5, citizens of Commerce will have a local collection place to drop off their recyclable items. 

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University Update
4:56 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

A&M-Commerce Community Update, 10-4-11

At 1pm today, faculty and staff at A&M-Commerce gathered in the Ferguson Social Sciences Auditorium for the Community Update conducted by president Dan Jones and provost Larry Lemanski.

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Commerce ISD
2:40 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

From the Tiger’s Den: September 29, 2011

The following column was written by  Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper. This is the first of several articles he'll be writing periodically throughout the year to help communicate events and news at CISD. 

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