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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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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Insured with Phyllis Riser
7:41 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Insured with Phyllis Ryser: Deductibles Explained

Phyllis Riser

In the season premiere of Insured, Phyllis Ryser and Jerrod Knight de-mystify deductibles.

Please give
8:28 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Today, we pledge

88.9 KETR's listeners and supporters are in a mad dash to raise the last $40,000 of this year's federally-mandated $100,000 goal by the end of August. Today's Summer One-Day Drive goal: $5,000.

Please make your contribution now - it only takes 2 minutes!

The good news is that the station has managed, though corporate support, successful fall and spring membership campaigns, and some very generous individuals (writing checks to the tune of $1,000 and $5,000) to raise nearly $60,000 this year so far!

As always, incentive gifts are available when you make an online contribution. New this year, you can also sponsor a day of programming on 88.9!

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4th of July
9:13 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Slideshow & Video: Commerce 4th of July Fireworks

Still image from the Commerce, TX fireworks display on July 1st, 2012.
Jerrod Knight

Vendor involvement and attendance were both high at this year's event orchestrated by the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, July 1st.

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Aikin Memorial Service
7:46 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Bob Aikin: Celebration of Life set for Sunday, June 17th

Legislative Reference Library of Texas

According to family members, friends and family of Bobby Aikin are invited to gather at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of A&M-Commerce Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm to "share stories and memories, and a toast to Bob's life."

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Wednesday weather
9:51 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Wednesday evening storms bring damage to Randolph

This image compares the size of hail received in North Texas Wednesday to that of a golf ball
www.nbcdfw.com (submitted image)

FANNIN COUNTY - Three people were hospitalized after storms Wednesday night brought winds that flipped a mobile home in Fannin County and softball sized hail that shattered multiple car windows in Dallas.

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Bob Aikin
8:06 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

KETR and Northeast Texas lose a dear friend in Bobby Aikin

Bob Aikin ponders the law of unintended consequences during a recording session for The Breakdown with Bob Aikin.
Jerrod Knight

Alexander Mack "Bobby" Aikin, III, who served District 3 in the Texas House of Representatives during the 70th legislature and who's hosted KETR's Breakdown with Bob Aikin since 2009, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home in Commerce, TX.

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Local Wildfire
4:54 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Fire near Wolfe City covers 40 acres north of reservoirs

The area affected by the Wolfe City blaze on 6/12/12 is said to be near this marker.
maps.google.com

WOLFE CITY - As first reported by the Herald Banner Tuesday afternoon, the Wolfe City fire department was battling a huge blaze near County Roads 4901 and 4918.

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Missing child at lake
11:27 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Authorities searching Greenville reservoir in search of missing youth

Reservoir No. 4 is located in the northwest portion of the city.
Google Maps

Update @ 6:43 a.m.: As of Monday evening, the search continued for a missing child who is feared to have drowned at a Greenville lake. 

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