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 President's Perspective
11:34 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Looking back on 2012: The President's Perspective

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

As we wrap up the calendar year on the program, we look to highlight some of the more memorable discussions from The President's Perspective on KETR.

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A&M-Commerce
9:15 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Dean Steps Down

Dr. Brent Mangus, who is resigning his post as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce.
TAMU-Commerce Photo

COMMERCE – Dr. Brent Mangus, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Texas A&M University-Commerce, has indicated a desire to return to a faculty position.

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Manhunt Underway
4:54 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Burglary Suspect Escapes Custody, Steals Police Vehicle

Burglary and theft suspect Cecil Martin escaped police custody on December 3rd, stealing a police vehicle in the process. A manhunt continues.
Cindy Roller

UPDATE:  A suspect in a rash of Delta County burglaries is still at large but the stolen police vehicle Cecil Martin escaped in has been found by Delta County authorities. 

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City of Commerce
3:29 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

High Nitrites in Commerce Water Supply

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality helps to regulate, among other things, safety standards in municipal water supplies.
tceq.org

The City of Commerce has issued a mandatory public notice regarding the public water supply, required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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Developing
1:22 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection with Commerce Stabbing Death

Myeisha Simone Garcia's Mug Shot
Commerce Police Department

UPDATE 11/29/12, 1:22pm - 20-year-old Myeisha Simone Garcia of Commerce is the suspect arrested by CPD and the Texas Rangers for the murder of 20-year-old Jamal Stanton of Greenville.

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Developing
8:16 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Altercation in Commerce Results in One Death

The altercation allegedly occured in the cul-de-sac on Wheeler Drive in Commerce.
maps.google.com Street View

Twenty-year-old Jamal Stanton of Greenville died at the Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce this morning, the result of an apparent stabbing which occurred near the Tarter Apartments.

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State News
3:09 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Texas Secretary of State Resigns

Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, Texas' 107th Secretary of State

Esperanza "Hope" Andrade sumitted her resignation to Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday, effective Friday the 23rd.

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Traffic
5:01 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Signal Lights to be Removed in Commerce

The traffic signal at Live Oak and Monroe in Commerce will be gone soon.
Daniel Starks KETR

The Texas Department of Transportation has indicated that the traffic handled by two Commerce intersections isn't quite enough to warrant automated traffic lights.

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Midland Train Accident
12:46 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Your Voices: The Midland Train Accident

A tragic accident along a parade route at an event set to honor veterans in Midland, TX yesterday leaves 4 dead, many wounded, and a community in mourning.

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Alicia Moore
9:40 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Canvass Planned as GPD Continues Investigation

Avi Selk Dallas Morning News

Officers with the Greenville Police Department and other agencies are set to go door-to-door today in the area near where slain high school student Alicia Moore disappeared two weeks ago.

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The President's Perspective
4:30 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Jones: Students' Achieving at a High Level is Good for Families, Communities

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

What can higher education do to have a positive effect on the collegiate success of today's middle school and high school students? What difference does it make for our region? Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, helps answer these questions and more on The President's Perpsective.

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Breaking
3:31 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Greenville PD: Teen's Death Ruled a Homocide

Alicia Moore's death ruled a homocide by Greenville PD, investigation continues
Avi Selk Dallas Morning News

"The death of 16-year-old Alicia Moore has been ruled a homicide,"  said Greenville Police cheif Dan Busken today in a press conference. Greenville Police will join with the Van Zandt County Sheriff and the Texas Rangers in the investigation into the death of Alicia Moore.


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Developing
11:06 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Body Found in Van Zandt Co. Confirmed that of Missing Greenville Teen

Avi Selk Dallas Morning News

The Greenville Herald Banner reports that the Greenville Police Department have received confirmation that the body of an African-American female found Tuesday by a Van Zandt county road construction crew is in fact that of missing Greenville 16-year-old Alicia Moore.

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Election Day
4:25 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

In Hunt County, Smooth Sailing for Election Day Voters

The polling place at Westview United Methodist Church in Greenville, TX.
Jerrod Knight

According to election officials at the polling location inside the Westview United Methodist Church in Greenville, the "rush" associated with this year's presidential election was more prevalent during the early voting opportunities than during today's turnout.

The line for early voting did extend beyond the doorway at the Hunt County election office over the early voting period, but my sojourn to vote this morning was met with few other people.

Slideshow
9:49 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Photos: KETR at TAMUC Homecoming '12

Fans cheered the Lions with banners from KETR
Dr. Grady Price Blount

Homecoming week on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce culminated in the Lions' heartbreaking loss to Abilene Christian Saturday afternoon, but not for a lack of motivated fans and die-hard alumni present.

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