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

Luke Clayton

This week, Luke takes us to Galveston to talk black drum fishing with veteran guide Capt. Mike Williams. 

Luke Clayton

Luke and his guest Cleon P. Carraway share an exciting method of hunting wild hogs: Calls.

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The A&M-Commerce Music Department was able to secure a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, and KETR's Jerrod Knight did a live broadcast from the event.  After, News Director Scott Harvey produced a light feature highlighting the special event.  Jerrod Knight reporter, Scott Harvey producer.

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Each Year, Commerce hosts a special local music program based on "American Idol".  Daniel Starks reports.

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After tornadoes damaged many homes across the region, a local community hosted a festival to help some hurt the most by the storms.  Scott Harvey reports.

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KETR lost a great friend and volunteer when Bob Aikin passed away.  Jerrod Knight honored Aikin as part of KETR's regular weekly news magazine, The Lead.

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On April 3rd, 2012, Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes followed a path of destruction through the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and north and east from there across Texas.  KETR followed these storms from west of DFW until they had ended east of the primary coverage area, meaning over 5 straight hours of on-air, uninterrupted weather coverage.  KETR took calls from listeners with eye-witness reports, kept close contact with Emergency Management Officials across the area, tapped into the newly unveiled National Weather Service chat for information before it was even officially released, put reporters into the field for live updates, and even tapped national news reports from NPR for further coverage.  

This 20 minute example of coverage begins as the worst of the storm begins to impact Northeast Texas and ends just after a check with national news sources.  Jerrod Knight, Daniel Starks, and Scott Harvey anchor the coverage.

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The Commerce Tigers hosted the Pleasant Grove Hawks in an exciting game on 9-21-12.  Kevin Jefferies provides Play-by-Play, Brian Ball with Color Commentary, and Scott Harvey with regional score updates from the KETR Studios.

This clip begins with  Commerce up by 3 with 5 minutes left in the game.  The Hawks take a lead and Commerce attempts some late game heroics.

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The Commerce Tigers traveled to face the Princeton Panthers on 9-7-12.  John Mark Dempsey provides the play-by-play with Kevin Jefferies as color commentary.  KETR Staff provides regional score updates from the KETR Studio.

This clip begins with 10:00 left in the 1st half with the score tied at 7.

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The Commerce Tigers traveled to face the Sunnyvale Raiders on October 12, 2012.  John Mark Dempsey provides the play-by-play with Kevin Jefferies as color commentary.  Scott Harvey provides regional score updates from the KETR Studio.

This clip begins with 10:35 left in the 1st quarter and follows Commerce as they begin the scoring.  The Tigers eventually prevail in convincing fashion, 28-10.

Luke Clayton

Tawakoni guide Larry Thomas joins Luke this week.

Audio: Fishing on Texoma and Fork

Jan 30, 2013
Luke Clayton

Listen as Luke talks fishing with guides from Lake Texoma and Lake Fork.

Audio: Hogs in Northeast Texas

Jan 23, 2013
Luke Clayton

Wild hogs are over abundant in Northeast Texas, as this trail camera image attests. 

We'll be updating this post with the latest closing, cancelation, and delay information for  Wednesday January 16th.

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Winter Weather hits Northeast Texas this morning, with the Texas Department of Transportation surveying the situation on our roadways.  Here's the latest from TxDOT for Northeast Texas.

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