There was a time, not too very long ago, when outsiders were allowed to visit the 88.9 KETR studio complex. And since February of 2013, one of the first faces those visitors would see was that of administrative assistant Cristy Boucher, who retired on May 29, 2020.
Cristy came to 88.9 KETR after a well-established career in support of higher education. A proud Aggie originally from the town of College Station, TX, Cristy had accumlated professional stops at Texas A&M University, Virginia Tech, and most recently, Plymouth State University.
In addition to greeting visitors and handling all manner of online and telephone inquiries, Cristy also directed all of 88.9 KETR's revenue in and out, created and helped to execute countless contracts, and served as a model liaison between the public service of the region's most powerful FM signal and the region's most notable institution of higher learning.
Many KETR faithful will remember fondly interacting with Cristy at the 'KETR Tent' during Texas A&M University-Commerce football tailgates or the Commerce Fourth of July Celebrations or even at Bois d'Arc Bash each year. Most might never know how well she helped to navigate 88.9 KETR through many infrastructure changes and challenges as a university department, which is how the station is organized within the context of TAMUC.
We offer our heartfelt thanks to Cristy for her service and contributions to the leadership, staff, and audience of 88.9 KETR, to her colleagues at TAMUC, to the State of Texas, and to higher education.
Further, we offer a hearty congratulations on a well-earned retirement! We wish Cristy good health, safety, and much enjoyment as she moves on to her next chapter. She will be dearly missed.