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.

In 2015, Knight was elected to, and is currently serving in, the Non-commercial Director seat on the Texas Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors. A member of the Commerce Rotary Club since 2010, Knight was named Rotarian of the Year in 2012, and is currently serving 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, web design from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, and even a Marconi (KPLX, 2003.)

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oglesbyproperties.com

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

Jerrod Knight

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

A "code maroon" was issued at 12:42pm today for the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, after an apparent threat was made on the Kyle Field facility.

The Dan and Jalinna Jones Education Awards Ceremony, presented by the Hunt/Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference, is set to recognize area students, teachers, principals and superintendents on February 24th.

Jared Horn / Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce has two new faces in the department of Athletics, and so, there are two new voices to hear on today's episode.

Body cameras may make their way into all Texas police department.
Greenville Police Department

Police believe they have found the second of two suspects involved in a robbery this morning cornered at a residence on Rabb St. in Greenville, which prompted a lockdown at some Greenville ISD campuses.

Scott Harvey / KETR

The Commerce City Council has determined that "the high price tag required to repair and maintain the pool" is to blame for a decision to close the city pool.

Jerrod Knight

A list of award recipients begins with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

City of Commerce, TX

The Council Chambers at Commerce City Hall is the site of an informational meeting to be held Tuesday, February 19th, to discuss a project that will affect streets within the city.

Roberto Rodriguez

KETR listeners will hear a new voice for news. Mark Haslett is a seven-year radio veteran with more than a decade in the field of journalism.

Jerrod Knight

A new A&M-Commerce Athletic Director was introduced this morning. Jerrod Knight is live-blogging the press conference, scheduled for 11am, on this post.

Dr. David Crenshaw, former Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, passed away on December 27th, 2012. Services are set for January 3rd.

A white Christmas has resulted in potentially dangerous roadways in Northeast Texas, which can prompt delays and closures for many organizations and services who might normally be open for business. We'll post the latest here.

tceq.org

COMMERCE - The City of Commerce has issued notice to rescind the advisory for high nitrites in the drinking water. The water delivered to homes in the city has been deemed safe.

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