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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I-35 Traffic
9:27 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Northbound I-35 traffic affected by upturned cattle trailer

Google maps traffic view at 9:20am, 5-24-12.
maps.google.com

I-35 at Colorado Boulevard in Dallas was expected to be opened up again by 10am today.

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Breakdown with Bob Aikin
7:10 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Aikin: The story of the barber and three billion dollars

Breakdown host Bob Aikin discusses the intracacies of elections.
Jerrod Knight

This week's installment features a yarn about a fictional barber, Johnny Pete Morgan, and how he ended up in hot water.

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Power Outage
10:29 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Power outages reported near Royse City

Screenshot for Oncor 24/7 outage information.
oncor.com

Update Thursday at 5:30 a.m.: An Oncor power outage map indicates power has been restored to citizens in the Caddo Mills area as of early Thursday morning.

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Lon Morris College
5:00 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

East Texas college closes doors, whittles staff to 11

Lon Morris College closes it's doors on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2011 for restructuring.
beabearcat.com

Reports are surfacing that Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX, is undergoing a financial reconstruction. All but 11 employees have been furloughed.

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Hometown Kid
9:50 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Liberty-Eylau grad is engaged to Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, plays for Boston Red Sox

Will Middlebrooks
Keith Allison

My guess is that dad (and former Wolfe City atheletic director/head football coach) Tom Middlebrooks is proud of his boy.

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Higher Education
5:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Jones on Cuban's blog: "Students will need to be smart consumers."

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

On Sunday night, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban posted a blog that calls out higher education as a root cause for unnecessary national debt. On Wednesday, Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce,  addressed Mr. Cuban's concerns.

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The Breakdown with Bob Aikin-Unknown Consequences
8:00 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Aikin: The law of unintended consequences

Bob Aikin ponders 'unintended consequences.'
Jerrod Knight

This week Bob Aikin breaks down unknown and unforeseen consequences.

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Commerce Rotary
3:03 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Slideshow: Rotary scholars honored at annual luncheon

Rotary Scholar Senior Group Picture, May 9, 2012
Mike Roberts

"We recognize, reward, and celebrate those in our community who add value," said A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones as part of a keynote address at the event held May 9th at the CISD Administration Building.

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Events
8:35 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

The Weekender: KETR's Events Calendar Roundup for May 11-13, 2012

It's collegiate graduation weekend, but there are plenty of area events to attend after the tassels are turned.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
10:35 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

TransCanada: The latest from around the web

This screenshot shows the current and future pipelines that belong to TransCanada. The dotted green lines indicate the Keystone XL expansion proposal that has been hotly contested by landowners.
transcanada.com

The ongoing saga of the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline set to run crude from the tar sands of Alberta down to Galveston is making the rounds on the web. Here's what we've found so far.

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