Local Interest

Technical Difficulty
6:14 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

88.9 KETR's broadcast power at 10%, expected to be resolved Friday


As is sometimes the case, 88.9 KETR must perform routine maintenance on our broadcast transmitter in order to continue to deliver the high-quality news and public radio programming you've come to expect from us.

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Mixed Martial Arts
8:12 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Local MMA Fighters Bring Home the Belts

From Left: Tim Roman, Chris Gutierrez, and Stephen Banaszak
Brett Bird

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Amateur mixed martial arts fighters for Greenville-based Chop Shop MMA, made history Saturday night becoming the first team to sweep with three wins at the Paradise Fighting Championships.

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Cannabis Confirmed
4:44 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Campus Police: On Second Thought, It IS a Marijuana Plant


The A&M-Commerce police department, after running tests, has determined that the plant extracted from a decorative planter on campus Thursday is, in fact, marijuana.

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I-30 Westbound
7:48 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Westbound traffic on Interstate 30 slowed due to tractor-trailer

A rig prepares to load a charred trailer on Interstate 30 Wednesday
Katy King, motorist

Listeners are reporting slowed traffic in the westbound lanes from Caddo Mills to FM 35 in Royse City.

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1:21 pm
Sat July 14, 2012

Garden Friend or Foe? How to Identify

Medford Taylor National Geographic

The familiar sound of cicadas and crickets and frequent grasshopper, roach and beetle sightings are back in Northeast Texas.

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Local Interest
9:12 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Commerce Man Leads Teacher Group to Explore Ecology of Costa Rica

Few people get to see the resplendent quetzal, a bird revered by Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations.
Alton Biggs

COMMERCE - Commerce resident Alton Biggs and his wife Louise recently traveled more than 2,000 miles to point out the behavior of monkeys and various other Central America animals for a group of teachers and friends.

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Outdoor Adventure
11:10 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Commerce Cycling, a "Wheely" Good Idea

Cooper Welch

COMMERCE - This summer a local organization is offering a chance to get fit and make friends at the same time. 

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Local Voice Talent
11:00 am
Fri July 6, 2012

A&M-Commerce Senior Lends Voice to Animated Series

Main characters in the Deadman Wonderland series

Some college students have a hard time balancing the load between their studies and their social life, but one student at Texas A&M University-Commerce manages to make the grades, raise a family, preach the word, and still find time to chase his dreams.

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Please give
8:28 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Today, we pledge

88.9 KETR's listeners and supporters are in a mad dash to raise the last $40,000 of this year's federally-mandated $100,000 goal by the end of August. Today's Summer One-Day Drive goal: $5,000.

Please make your contribution now - it only takes 2 minutes!

The good news is that the station has managed, though corporate support, successful fall and spring membership campaigns, and some very generous individuals (writing checks to the tune of $1,000 and $5,000) to raise nearly $60,000 this year so far!

As always, incentive gifts are available when you make an online contribution. New this year, you can also sponsor a day of programming on 88.9!

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Independence Day
11:57 am
Wed July 4, 2012

The Fourth of July-A Historical Inspection

Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

Independence Day is something every American celebrates, but how many of us know of its origins?

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