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Texas Association of Broadcasters 2018 Play by Play Submission: John Mark Dempsey (play by play) and Kevin Jefferies (color commentary) call for the Commerce Tigers on their early road game facing the Kemp Yellowjackets. Commerce had not yet put up an offensive score as they faced Kemp, who had bounced the Tigers out of the playoffs the year prior, for the 3rd game of the 2018 football season.

This clip follows Commerce as they take a lead over Kemp in a high-scoring first half.

The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program has been serving Northeast Texas football fans for a decade with host Jared Taylor, Co-host BJ Laudermilk, and co-host/board operator Ryan Fulkerson running the show in 2018.

Texas Association of Broadcasters 2018 Play by Play Submission: Kevin Jefferies (play by play) and Brian Ball (color commentary) call a Big Friday Night Scoreboard Show Game of the Week as the Cooper Bulldogs host the Blue Ridge Tigers.

In this clip, Cooper goes up early in a game they controlled from start to finish.

Texas Association of Broadcasters 2018 Play by Play Submission: Charlie Chitwood and Brock Callaway call for the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions in their follow-up to a National Championship in 2017. The Lions are in the season opener hosting the A&M-Kingsville Javelinas.

In the clip we follow the Lions in a double-overtime thriller.

The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program has been serving Northeast Texas football fans for almost a decade with host Jared Taylor and Board Operator/Co-Host BJ Laudermilk running the show in 2017.

KETR has a commitment to reliable severe weather coverage for Northeast Texas, and in late April 2017, KETR's News Director Mark Haslett, Chief Announcer Matt Meinke, and Operations Manager Kevin Jefferies followed dangerous storms for over 5 hours of continuous coverage.

This clip includes excerpts from the night of continuing severe weather coverage.

Kevin Jefferies and Brian Ball served as the broadcast team for KETR's Game of the Week featuring the Quinlan Panthers at the Anna Coyotes.

This clip covers parts of a series of possessions that saw Quinlan stopping Anna deep inside the Redzone, but Quinlan giving the ball up once they forced the turnover on downs...multiple times. Anna finally breaks the trend, but catches a little bit of luck after a mental error to end the segment.

John Mark Dempsey and Kevin Jefferies have been the broadcast team for the Commerce Tigers for over a decade, and followed the Tigers to their deepest post-season run in 15 years in 2017.

In this clip, Commerce faced defending state champion Mineola in a game that would decide whether the Commerce Tigers could continue to have playoff hopes or not. The Tigers took the win in a stunning upset with a final of 27-21 after gaining an early lead and holding the lead for the entire game.

Charlie Chitwood and Brock Callaway are the voices of the Lions Sports Network, and followed the A&M-Commerce Lions to a National Championship Title in 2017. After defeating Winona State in the 1st round, the Lions faced #1 seed Central Washington in the Regional Semifinal, eventually winning the game in double overtime by a score of 34-31.

This segment covers some exciting first quarter action.

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Each football Friday night, KETR's The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program takes to the air to give analysis of regional teams, score updates throughout a live game broadcast (including reporters in the field at key area games), final scores, and take calls from the fans, coaches, players, and football fans throughout Northeast Texas.

In 2016, the pre-game analysis was led by Sideline to Sideline with Terry Bennett and Grant Goodwin. Hosts for TBFNSP were E.A & Eric, with contributions from KETR staff and volunteers BJ, Jared, Calvin, and more.

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Kevin Jefferies and community volunteer Brian Ball teamed up for a 5th year for a KETR Game of the Week and for the Commerce Tigers on the road facing a very strong Farmersville Fightin' Farmers. While the Farmers did take the win, this clip follows Commerce in the 3rd quarter as the Tigers proved that they showed up to play and would be no push overs. 

Also involved with the broadcast were DJVK (Vamsi Kalakuntla) and TBFNSP hosts E.A. & Eric with volunteers and staff bringing regional score updates throughout the game.

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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.

KETR sports broadcasters Brock Callaway and Charlie Chitwood joined other station staff in receiving TAPB awards this year.
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KETR continues its winning tradition in the annual Texas Associated Press Broadcasters award contest, which recognizes local news efforts by broadcast stations which subscribe to The Associated Press.

In this year's contest, the winners of which were announced on Monday, KETR won 11 awards among Division B radio stations. That grouping includes all Texas stations outside of the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio urban markets.

KETR's winners this year include:

Host Mary Clark describes her visit to a series of Civil War Historic sites, and the mixed feeling generated from her experience. Producer: Matt Meinke.

Hannah Kirby, during her Notably Texan interview on KETR.
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Sulphur Springs, Texas native, and 2015 contestant on NBC's "The Voice," Hannah Kirby spoke with Matt Meinke during her experience on the popular TV talent show. Hannah went on to finish in the top 8 performers of the season.

Promotional piece highlighting the eclectic nature of the music played during KETR's live daily program Notably Texan.

Myrna Jackson at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham
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In May of 2015, the Texas House of Representatives voted 98-47 in favor of a bill that would allow Texas' concealed-carry license holders to carry weapons onto state and private university campuses, which Texas' governor Greg Abbott quickly signed into law.

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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.

Veteran broadcast team Charlie Chitwood and Brock Callaway handled the call for an historic season for the A&M-Commerce Lions. The Lions earned the Lone Star Conference title for the second year in a row (first time the Lions have accomplished that feat since 1959) and an NCAA Division II Playoff appearance (first time since since 1995). 

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Continuing Coverage (3 entries per station):_ Ongoing coverage of a single story, more along the lines of hard news or breaking news. This is NOT a category for series involving human interest, lifestyle or entertainment.

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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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  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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Sports Anchor or Anchor Team (3 entries per station allowed): _ Time limit is 10 minutes. Must feature compiled reports from an individual anchor or anchor team. Entry should include examples of ability to ad-lib around breaking sports events, as well as to handle regular sports reports, features, etc. This is a compilation of work that does not have to be submitted from work performed on a contest day.

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Good news, Lions fans. The Carthel regime should be here for three more seasons, maybe longer. 

Lance Evans fights to make the catch over one of the best defenders in the conference.
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56. That's how many touchdowns the A&M-Commerce Lions notched in the 2015 regular season. That is...a lot. In fact, enough to earn the Lone Star Conference title for the second year in a row (first time the Lions have accomplished that feat since 1959) and to earn an NCAA Division II Playoff appearance (first time since since 1995).

The No. 20 Lions head to Big Rapids, Michigan to face No. 2 Ferris State Bulldogs at 11am Saturday, Nov. 21st, with pre-game on KETR starting at 10:30am.

Dr. Christopher Gonzalez, Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez spoke with KETR's Mark Haslett on Oct. 15 before a presentation at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
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The enduring power of the “Love and Rockets” comics by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez lies in the storytelling.

Critics have focused on particular aspects – the influence of Mexican-American culture, the influence of punk rock, the drawing styles, and of course, the now-venerable reaction of “Boy, those are some mighty grown-up themes for a comic book!” But the readers keep coming back because, 34 years after “Love and Rockets” started, they still love the stories.

Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas
Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville and one of the leaders of Bras for the Cause says Monday and Tuesday are the days to submit the artfully and whimsically designed bras, with the annual fund raising event scheduled for Thursday evening, October 8, in downtown Greenville.  The money raised goes to help cancer patients in Hunt County, and this year the organization is hoping to fund a UV light sterilization unit for Hunt Regional

The Lions are seeking a second consecutive Lone Star Conference Championnship. A&M-Commerce celebrated the 2014 title at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 1 following a 91-13 defeat of McMurry.
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There was a time in college football when a talented corps of wide receivers was considered a luxury. Nice, but not essential. Now, teams flourish or fail based on their ability to keep up with the pass-happy pace of today’s game.

A cross marks the spot of a head-on collision that killed two people on State Highway 19 east of Cooper on Aug. 13.
Mark Haslett

Last month, two people died as a result of a head-on crash a few miles east of Cooper. KETR’s Mark Haslett takes a look at the safety record of a stretch of road familiar to everyone who travels between Cooper and Sulphur Springs.

A 34-acre property between Farmesville and Lavon Lake is the site of a proposed cemetery to be built by the Plano-based Islamic Association of Collin County.
Mark Haslett

A proposed Muslim cemetery between Farmersville and Lake Lavon has resulted in concern among locals. Media organizations from The Huffington Post to England’s Daily Mail have run stories on the issue. Currently, the permitting processed has been paused, while the City of Farmersville waits on a plat map of the project from the Islamic Association of Collin County.

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Lindy Guest of Red River County speaks in opposition to the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir on July 14 in Mount Pleasant.
Mark Haslett

The Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal is decades old, but this summer, there’s a new twist to the old plan. A new version of the lake would make it less than half the size that the original proposal designed. KETR’s Mark Haslett reports.

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