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John Mark Dempsey

The Ohio State University's Frederick Luis Aldama, left, and KETR's Mark Haslett, right, during Aldama's visit to Commerce in 2016. KETR's Matt Meinke is in the background.
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KETR news director Mark Haslett, Blacklands Cafe host John Mark Dempsey, reporter George Hale, operations manager Kevin Jefferies and producer B.J. Laudermilk are among the winners in the 2017 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards. KETR competes in Texas AP Broadcasters Radio Division II, which includes all stations outside of the four major metropolitan markets (Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio).

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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.

The Broadcast Education Association has named KETR's Blacklands Café among the top faculty-produced long-from radio programs in this year's Festival of Media Arts competition.

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  Sports Play-by-Play (3 entries per station): _ PBP originated by a local station. Time limit is 15 minutes. The entry must come from a single event and must be unedited, except for commercial removal.

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Blake Cooper of the Commerce school district talks with John Mark Dempsey about standardized testing and vocational education.

Dr. John Hanners Dubbed Professor Emeritus

Sep 24, 2012
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COMMERCE - Administrators, faculty and students of Dr. John Hanners on Monday celebrated with the former Texas A&M University-Commerce professor and department head during a reception recognizing him as professor emeritus.