KETR

Kevin Jefferies

Operations Manager

As KETR Operations Manager, Kevin Jefferies is responsible for making sure you hear what you’re supposed to be hearing on FM 88.9 and ketr.org.  Since 1998, KETR listeners have heard Kevin in multiple roles.  Kevin also has many behind the scenes responsibilities, including the supervision of student broadcasters.  Kevin is a graduate of the Radio-Television program at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  A nearly lifelong resident of northeast Texas, Kevin is an alum of Ford High School in Quinlan.

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Wild hog processing
Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is Will Herring, founder and owner of Wild Boar Meat Company in Hubbard, Texas. Will and Luke discuss the recent ruling by the Texas Agricultural Commission to allow Warfarin to kill hogs in Texas. If the use of poison is allowed, companies that currently process wild hogs may have to close their doors. Hog trappers may also be put out of business as there will be no market for the hogs. 

One of the fishermen and a big black drum he caught with Capt. Mike Williams' team
Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is noted fishing guide Capt. Mike Williams (www.galvestonfishingguides.com). Mike and Luke are talking about the annual black drum run which just so happens to occur during spring break. A trip to the coast is always fun and a great way to celebrate the coming of another spring! Tune in and listen, today's show might just solve your question of "What do we do for Spring Break"? 

Phil Zimmerman with a chunky, good eating Walleye caught from pristine waters in northern Saskatchewan while fishing with Luke and several other writers a couple years ago. Round two with the walleye, pike and lake trout is scheduled for June.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke and his guest Josh Schwartz with Mepps Lures (www.mepps.com) this week and learn a bit about the history of Mepps Lures;  how to recycle squirrel tails and best baits for catching those hard fighting fish from northern waters as well as here at home! 

   

Matt Ashcraft talks about controling wild hog populations by helicopter
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke's guest is Matt Ashcraft, helicopter pilot and owner of Freedom Helicopters. Matt gives a unique "insider's" prospective on controlling wild hog populations from the air. 

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TAPB

Each football Friday night, KETR's The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program takes to the air to give analysis of regional teams, score updates throughout a live game broadcast (including reporters in the field at key area games), final scores, and take calls from the fans, coaches, players, and football fans throughout Northeast Texas.

In 2016, the pre-game analysis was led by Sideline to Sideline with Terry Bennett and Grant Goodwin. Hosts for TBFNSP were E.A & Eric, with contributions from KETR staff and volunteers BJ, Jared, Calvin, and more.

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TAPB

Kevin Jefferies and community volunteer Brian Ball teamed up for a 5th year for a KETR Game of the Week and for the Commerce Tigers on the road facing a very strong Farmersville Fightin' Farmers. While the Farmers did take the win, this clip follows Commerce in the 3rd quarter as the Tigers proved that they showed up to play and would be no push overs. 

Also involved with the broadcast were DJVK (Vamsi Kalakuntla) and TBFNSP hosts E.A. & Eric with volunteers and staff bringing regional score updates throughout the game.

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TAPB

Long-time voices for the Commerce Tigers, John Mark Dempsey and Kevin Jefferies followed the Tigers through a down season, but one highlight was Homecoming, where the Tigers battled the Edgewood Bulldogs in an exciting game that really heated up in the 3rd quarter. The Tigers would eventually take the lead and the win with less than a minute left in the game. This clip highlights the Tigers in the 3rd quarter as they began to turn up the heat.

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TAPB

Veteran broadcast team and 2015 TAPB Play by Play Award winning broadcasters Charlie Chitwood and Brock Callaway called all the action for another historical football season for the A&M-Commerce Lions. In 2016, a long-time rivalry with Tarleton State was renewed as the Top 10 ranked Lions saw the Tarleton Texans jump to a 10 point lead before finally waking up seconds before halftime and carrying the momentum through to the second half to secure the win.

Join Luke and his longtime friend Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com) around the campfire for this weeks show. These veteran outdoorsmen have spent a lot of time together on the water and in the woods hunting. They share a few of their adventures in this weeks show.

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson shows off a couple of many "eater" size blue catfish he and Luke Landed this week.
Luke Clayton

Catfish anglers will want to make sure and tune in this week. Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson divulges a new pattern that is producing lots and lots of blue catfish  weighing between 2 and 6 pounds with the occasional larger fish. This pattern should hold steady until the onset of cooler weather when the trophy blue season begins.

You will also learn a couple of tasty camp recipes. 

Goose guide Rick Hrncir setting up a decoy spread.
http://www.familyaffairguideservice.com/

It's no longer necessary to drive for many hours to get in on some very good goose hunting. This week, Luke visits with Rick Hrncir with Family Affair Guide Service (www.familyaffairguideservice.com) and talks about hunting "close to home" geese!

This buck is trailing a doe and in the middle of the rut. There is not a better time to be out hunting than during the breeding season when the bucks are on the prowl.
Luke Clayton

Luke travels out to far west Texas on a deer hunt with his friends Steven Ray and Larry Weishuhn. Steven invented the Rattling Forks (www.rattlingforks.com) and he puts them to use bringing in some big bucks this past week. The show is recorded from the deer camp and while hunting. Luke "takes you with him" this week.

Deer, duck, and crappie all on the topic list today
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This week, Luke is talking about hunting the whitetail rut. The second split of duck season also opens this weekend and there is a bit of duck hunting talk mixed in. Also, barn door size crappie are biting well at Lake O' The Pines and guide Seth Vanover (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com) has been hammering them. Luke is covering lots of bases this week but with some very current, useful information.

Luke Clayton with bow and turkey
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke solo's without a guest and shares a comical muzzleloading story that occurred almost two decades ago.

Guide Billy Carter (shown with a fresh yellow bass catch) joins Luke this week to talk hunting & fishing on Lake Caddo.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke and his guest Billy Carter (www.spatterdock.com)  and learn all about the excellent hunting and fishing currently underway at Lake Caddo. 

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