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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College Station
9:18 am
Mon August 12, 2013

A&M’s 12THMAN license plate auction begins Monday

myplates.com

At noon on Monday Aug. 12, bidding on the only legal specialty license plate in Texas to read, “12THMAN,” begins. The auction runs through noon Sept. 12.

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The President's Perspective
11:59 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Looking back on '12-'13, ahead to '13-'14

Dr. Mary Hendrix is the guest for today's program
Texas A&M University-Commerce

"We've really set as our goal to be the University that cares," says Dr. Mary Hendrix, Vice President for Student Access and Success at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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Opinion
10:03 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Keep lookin' up, 'cuz that's where it all is

Kidd Kraddick
nydailynews.com

In the wake of radio host Kidd Kraddick’s untimely death, I don’t want to pile on, so I’ll be brief.

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Radio
10:41 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Dallas radio legend Kidd Kraddick has died

Dallas-based radio host Kidd Kraddick
kfox95.com

According to multiple sources, including the website for KHKS, longtime host of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning may have suffered a fatal aneurysm.

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Newport Folk Festival
8:59 am
Thu July 25, 2013

KETR.org to share folk festival online

Tegan and Sara play the 2012 Newport Folk Festival
NPR Music

KETR.org is teaming up with NPR Music to bring website visitors live coverage of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival from Newport, R.I., this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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The President's Perspective
3:54 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Jones on tuition bonds: 'There's still hope'

Texas Legislative Council

Last month, Dr. Jones discussed with our audience the fact that while the Texas legislature had failed to pass bills that would allow state universities to construct new academic buildings, there was a chance that the first special session would finalize the deal. It did not.

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KETR Programming
11:30 am
Fri June 21, 2013

KETR hits the “Bullseye” with a new weekend program

Jesse Thorn, host of Bullseye
npr.org

88.9 KETR is proud to announce a top-notch addition to the weekend programming lineup.

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The President's Perspective
12:00 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Jones on TRBs: 'All hope is not lost'

Dr. Dan Jones, president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce
A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

The legislative clock ran out on the Tuition Revenue Bonds that universities in Texas had been counting on to fund new academic buildings - for the first time since 2006. But then, there are always special sessions.

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Arts & Music
11:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Ricky Skaggs talks Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and bluegrass

Artwork from Skaggs' latest album, Music to my Ears.
http://spicksspecks-archiv.blogspot.com

The Quebe Sisters open for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at Greenville's Municipal Auditorium on Thursday, May 2nd. In the run-up to that show, Ricky visited with KETR's Jerrod Knight via telephone from his home in Nashville.

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Food
3:42 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Review: Tuscan Slice, a wood-fire kitchen

www.facebook.com/TuscanSliceGreenville

Greenville has a new purveyor of pizza and many other Italian bistro dishes. Tuscan Slice opened in late April at the corner of Wesley St. and Mustang Crossing, a quarter-mile south of Interstate 30.

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Arts & Culture
6:30 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Believe It Anyway: biblical tales in bold fashion

A screenshot from the trailer for the performance piece, "Believe It Anyway."

A late-night televangelist and his overuse of the phrase, "Believe it anyway!" was the impetus for what has become the joint creation of photographer/graphic artist Paul Bryan and musician/composer Chris Ramos.

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The Kilted Monkey
8:46 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Commerce pub to close after seven months

The Kilted Monkey will close its doors after business on April 27th, 2013.

According to a social media post by the local eatery, The Kilted Monkey is set to shutter permanently at the close of business this Saturday.

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Mayo Speaker Series
3:53 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Misty May-Treanor on passion, adversity, and the Wheaties box

Misty May-Treanor speaks with Jerrod Knight

Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor spoke with KETR's Jerrod Knight in conjunction with the A&M-Commerce William L. Mayo Prestigious Speaker Series.  Full interview here.

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Breaking news
8:35 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Social media buzzing with reports of plant explosion in West

The view north from the parking lot of the Czech Stop bakery in West, TX, shortly after an explosion at a local fertilizer plant.
Brian Stelter via Twitter

Images and reports continue to roll in from the small town of West, along Interstate 35, about 20 miles south of Hillsboro.

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Delta County
9:01 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Fatal crash on Hwy. 24

A major accident occurred on S.H. 24 near Cooper.
Cindy Roller

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday near Cooper, close to the intersection with County Road 2000.

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