KETR

KETR

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

It took a devastating storm to level Puerto Rico in September for a surprising number of people here in Northeast Texas to learn that the island is a U.S. territory.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

The number of burn bans in Northeast Texas increased to three Tuesday.

The housing market in Hunt County  had a strong May. The Herald Banner reported today that the Hunt County housing market’s latest numbers show a 17 percent rise in new listings in the county compared to last May. There was also a 7 percent uptick in total listings compared to last year.

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

An undercover investigation into alleged inhumane conditions at Georgia-based chicken processing company Pilgrim’s Pride also names the company’s Northeast Texas slaughterhouse in a set of cruelty complaints. 

The SPCA of Texas Thursday announced the seizure of more than five dozen fighting birds and alleged cockfighting paraphernalia from a van Tuesday night.

McKinney Police Sergeant Audrey Lee Palmer was charged Thursday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing his wife in their home after a date night. 

The city of Dallas will get $330 million towards water and wastewater systems improvements in several counties. 

Texas A&M University-Commerce

KETR General Manger Jerrod Knight says KETR is now available for streaming on iTunes Radio, meaning listeners are able to hear the station anywhere in the world.  And Jerrod says KETR.org now reaches about 12-15,000 people per week.

Texas A&M University-Commerce, KETR

KETR general manager Jerrod Knight, a guest on Blacklands Cafe on this first day of the KETR spring pledge drive, says a recent Advertising Age article shows that radio listening is about as strong as its ever been.

Texas AP Broadcasters (logo)
TAPB

Each year, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters conducts a professionally-judged competition to evaluate stations who subscribe to AP services on a number of different facets of news and information broadcasting. This year, KETR comes away with five first-place awards, four second-place awards, and two honorable mentions.

Categories and Awards

Reporter

Second place: KETR News Director Mark Haslett.

Documentary

Texas A&M University-Commerce

KETR general manager Jerrod Knight reveals some of his tips for preparing haute cuisine in this edition of the Blacklands Cafe.

Mark Haslett / KETR

The two men who escaped from the Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning were captured late Thursday afternoon in Cooper.

KETR

KETR won first place in its division in the categories of light feature, serious feature, website and use of actuality-production.

Scott Harvey has been the voice of local news on 88.9 since November of 2007. We must now bid a fond farewell to the hardworking journalist, editor, and host who's become a fixture here in Northeast Texas.

Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - The month was November. The year was 1982… or ’83… and Dr. W.R. “Bill” Ogden had tuned into 88.9 FM KETR to listen to the Bluegrass Express with Dave Heath.

Pages