KETR

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 in multiple on-the-air roles and in every position behind-the-scenes, Knight rejoined 88.9 KETR in December 2008 as Director of Programming.

As General Manager, Knight oversees all aspects of station programming, news and sports operations, individual and corporate development efforts, business and budget planning and execution, 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 external organizations like NPR, American Public Media, the FCC, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

Knight is currently serving a second term as the Non-commercial Director on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. A member of the Commerce Rotary Club since 2010, Knight was named Rotarian of the Year in 2012 and served as club president for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. He sat on the university's 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force (2014-2015) and now serves on the A&M-Commerce Strategic Plan Assessment Committee. Knight has also led and contributed to teams in radio broadcasting that have won numerous awards in newscasting, production, and web design from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, and an NAB Marconi Award for Country Station of the Year (KPLX, 2003.)

Ways to Connect

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.

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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.

Categories and Awards

Reporter

Second place: KETR News Director Mark Haslett.

Documentary

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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.

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:

Dr. Dan Jones
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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Dan Jones
A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications / A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

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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"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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