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.

Ways to Connect

Capt. Mike Williams with a trout catch
Luke Clayton

This week Luke visits with veteran Galveston fishing guide Capt. Mike Williams  (www.galvestonfishingguides.com). Capt. Mike has logged in more hours fishing the Galveston Bay System than any other man, alive or dead. In this weeks show, Capt. Mike discussed the current pattern for speckled trout fishing and... other interesting "Satly" topics. 

Luke with his daughter Ashley (rt) their friend Karrissa and a big "mess" of good eating blue catfish landed this week with guide David Hanson.
Luke Clayton

This week, Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) joins Luke and talks about catching blue catfish during a time of plenty when the bite is changing from "trophy" season during the winter months to now, when large numbers of "eater" size catfish are the norm. On a trip earlier this week, Luke and his daughter Ashley with family friend Karrissa joined Hanson for some fast paced catfish action and left the dock with 5 gallons of snow white blue catfish fillets. Tune in this week and learn how to catch them! 

Crappie are biting at Lake Fork!
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Cpt. Mike Williams (www.galvestonfishingguides.com) and gets an update on coastal fishing. During the second half of the show, Will Herring (www.wildboarmeats.com) joins Luke and  gives a current report from Austin on efforts to stop the use of Warfarin (a common rat poison) to control the wild hog population. Also, a shallow water crappie report from Lake Fork. 

Stubby Stubblefield shows off a catch
Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is Stubby Stubblefield, maker of STUBBY'S CATFISH BAIT (903-520-3635). Stubby and Luke discuss the fine points of catching those big and TASTY channel catfish that are well known at Lake Fork. 

Wild hog processing
Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is Will Herring, founder and owner of Wild Boar Meat Company (www.wildboarmeats.com) in Hubbard Texas. Will is on the cutting edge of the proposed use of Warfarin (used in rat poison) to kill wild hogs. Tune in and learn some things you might not know about what is being done to stop the introduction of poison to our environment. 

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.

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