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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Hunt Regional - Commerce
2:35 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Commerce Emergency Room Unavailable, Go To Greenville

Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce, TX.
huntregional.org

UPDATE 11:32 a.m - The "facility issue" that closed the Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce is a rodent infestation. They were discovered after a pest control company did a check-up of the facility.

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Moving On
5:07 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Local Newsman Says Goodbye

Scott Harvey has been the voice of local news on 88.9 since November of 2007. We must now bid a fond farewell to the hardworking journalist, editor, and host who's become a fixture here in Northeast Texas.

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Fall 2012 Membership Campaign
12:00 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Begin Your 88.9 KETR Membership Today

A few times each year, Your Station opens the doors to new members. This is your opportunity to become a supporting member of 88.9, a "Friend of KETR."

The financial health of public broadcasting depends on listeners who become supporting members. That's what we're doing this week. We're offering you the opportunity to become a supporting member of 88.9 KETR and help keep this great programming on the air for all your neighbors here in Northeast Texas.

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Insured with Phyllis Ryser
7:21 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Insured with Phyllis Ryser-Mugging

This week Phyllis Ryser gives tips on how to avoid being mugged and what to do if you ever are mugged.

Drug Bust
2:08 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Arrests in Cash Community Over Bath Salts, Meth

Three persons were taken into custody by the Hunt County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division working with the Terrell and Greenville Police Departments in the 5300 block of Highway 34 South around noon Thursday.

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Insured with Phyllis Ryser
7:20 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Insured with Phyllis Ryser-Foundation Coverage

This week Phyllis Ryser discusses foundation coverage, repair, and prevention of foundation cracks.

Insured with Phyllis Ryser
7:20 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Insured with Phyllis Ryser-Credit Scores

Phyllis Ryser

In this episode, Phyllis Ryser explains how credit scores can impact your insurance rates.

A&M-Commerce Football
12:03 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

East Texas Sportscaster Named Voice of the Lions

Brock Callaway and Charlie Chitwood team up for the Lions football broadcasts beginning September 2012.
TAMUC Photo Texas A&M University-Commerce

Charles S. “Charlie” Chitwood  of Jefferson, Texas was named KETR’s new play-by-play voice for  Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions football on Friday and will be on the air Sept. 1 when the Lions open their 2012 season at home against Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

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Insured with Phyllis Ryser
7:20 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Insured with Phyllis Ryser-Lightning Safety

This week, Phyllis Ryser talks about lightning safety and how to make a lightning-related claim.

Texas A&M University-Texarkana
5:09 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

McFarland Named Acting President at A&M-Texarkana

Dr. Keith McFarland
Texas A&M University-Commerce

According to Steven Moore of the Texas A&M University System, the post of president and CEO at Texas A&M University-Texarkana has been resigned by Dr. C.B. Rathburn, III.

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Technical Difficulty
6:14 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

88.9 KETR's broadcast power at 10%, expected to be resolved Friday

killingmoonmusic.blogspot.com

As is sometimes the case, 88.9 KETR must perform routine maintenance on our broadcast transmitter in order to continue to deliver the high-quality news and public radio programming you've come to expect from us.

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Insured with Phyllis Ryser
7:30 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Insured with Phyllis Ryser-Selling Your Car

In the second week of the season, Phyllis Ryser gives a few helpful hints on what to do when selling your car.

Grassfire
12:19 pm
Sun July 29, 2012

Grassfire reported near FM 36 and I-30 at Caddo Mills

White smoke rises from just south of the I-30 access road on Sunday, July 29.
Jessica Edelhauser

Listener reports indicate multiple emergency vehicles engaged in the control of a grassfire along the I-30 eastbound service road at exit 85.

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Cannabis Confirmed
4:44 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Campus Police: On Second Thought, It IS a Marijuana Plant

citydesk.freedomblogging.com

The A&M-Commerce police department, after running tests, has determined that the plant extracted from a decorative planter on campus Thursday is, in fact, marijuana.

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I-30 Westbound
7:48 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Westbound traffic on Interstate 30 slowed due to tractor-trailer

A rig prepares to load a charred trailer on Interstate 30 Wednesday
Katy King, motorist

Listeners are reporting slowed traffic in the westbound lanes from Caddo Mills to FM 35 in Royse City.

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