Jase Shepherd joined KTRE in August 2007 as an Operations Technician. After learning studio operations, he was promoted to Master Control Supervisor, where he headed up his own department. During this time, major changes were implemented in Master Control, which helped streamline the day to day operations of KTRE.
Jase also headed up KTRE's "The Big Switch" to digital television in early 2009. He created manuals, trained station personnel, initiated and supervised a DTV phone bank the local HAM radio club voluntarily manned, to educate and assist viewers in making a smooth transition to digital television in July 2009.
Since that time, Jase has not only been promoted to an engineer, but has worked in the traffic department, and took on the role as an Operations Manager, to act as the direct liaison between news, engineering, sales, studio, master control, and the production departments. He also has been the Executive Producer of the area high school football series, "Friday Night Madness."
Before Jase came to KTRE, he had worked in the Pro Audio Video field based out of the Atlanta, GA area. He received certifications from Syn-Aud-Con (Synergetic Audio Concepts) in Sound System Design, and Sound Reinforcement for Technicians. He also graduated from the Crestron Technical Institute as a certified programmer and installer for Crestron Automation Systems. Jase also worked with former NASA contracted engineer, Tom Danley, as well as other industry leaders, in the design, prototyping, and implementation of new loudspeakers and subwoofers, for his brand new company, DSL (Danley Sound Labs).
Jase has attended Angelina College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Tech, Microsoft IT Academy, and Cisco Academy, where various degrees and certifications have been earned.