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.)


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.

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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3:42 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Review: Tuscan Slice, a wood-fire kitchen

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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Pledge Drive
10:46 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Spring 2013 Membership Drive underway

KETR's Spring 2013 drive runs from April 1st to April 7th.

As you decide how to react to breaking local news, or how much the national news today will affect your life, or if you're ready to just lose yourself in quality and meaningful public radio programming, please consider making a financial contribution to 88.9 KETR right now.

This week will mark the completion of 38 years on the air in Northeast Texas, and Your Station is encouraging loyal listeners to become supporting members of the station. The vital news and information you consume from 88.9 and from doesn't just appear on your radio or computer. There's a cost associated with the tools, training, and personnel that make up KETR, and the most reliable method at our disposal to keep those costs managed is the funding generated by YOUR MEMBERSHIP DOLLARS.

If you've never given to KETR before, the time to give has never been better. Right now, thanks to a generous offer from the Fernandes Family Foundation, all NEW MEMBER gifts of $25 or more are being matched dollar-for-dollar! You can DOUBLE the impact of your first-time contribution by making your pledge right now.

Call 800-882-5387, or click here to start the process. In less than two minutes, we'll be welcoming you to membership with KETR!

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12:12 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Developer, ETSU grad passes away

Mike Oglesby at the newly-constructed Oglesby Plaza in Commerce.

KETR has received word that Mike Oglesby, the developer behind Oglesby Plaza on Monroe Street in Commerce, passed away on Thursday.

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The President's Perspective
12:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Bob Brown is the man with the plan

Panoramic view of the inside of the A&M-Commerce Emergency Operations Center
Jerrod Knight

Dr. Jones visits with university safety manager Derek Preas, then with VP Bob Brown on campus planning issues.

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