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On Air Talent

Justin Mott

Justin Mott is the News Director and is honored to work for Center Broadcasting. He graduated from Center High School and Panola College. He is currently working on a bachelors in journalism.



David Jacobs

David Jacobs is a native of Center, Texas with over thirty years in the radio industry. David started his radio career at KDET in 1986. He worked with such KDET legends as Jack Bell, Jack "Mack" McLendon, James "Squirrelly" Wilson, Dan Dellinger, Bill Edgar, Gene Kirkley, Dot Smith, Billy Clyde Duncan and others. David left Center Broadcasting Co., Inc. in October, 2001 and returned in October, 2016. On his return to KDET David said, "Over the years I've made some good friends and had many adventures, but it feels good to be home."

David currently host the KDET morning show including the Swap Shop and the General Store. David's son, Jessie Jacobs is the Program Director for Center Broadcasting Co., Inc.



Rob Payne

Rob Payne is continuing the tradition of Payne's Community News on KDET. Rob is the 3rd generation of the Payne family keeping Shelby, San Augustine and surrounding counties updated with local news and events. Rob's grandparents, Rex and Phabrice Payne began Payne's Community News in 1949, and for many years, they delivered it from Payne & Payne Hardware Store. Vance Payne, Rob's father, kept the radio show going from 1982 thru 2007, and he was famous for his popular coffee "slurpin' ". Rob worked at Payne & Payne Hardware Store and then moved into teaching at Center High School for 15 years and he was a director at Camp Huawni in Timpson. Now, in addition to delivering Payne's Community News, Rob works with his wife, Kim Borders Payne and her family at Borders Poultry Supply. Rob & Kim have 2 sons, Rex and Zac. To get news to Rob, fax him at 598-6485 or call his office at 598-3381.


On-Air Schedule
Monday 07:45am - 08:00am PAYNES COMMUNITY NEWS (KDET)
Tuesday 07:45am - 08:00am PAYNES COMMUNITY NEWS (KDET)
Wednesday 07:45am - 08:00am PAYNES COMMUNITY NEWS (KDET)
Thursday 07:45am - 08:00am PAYNES COMMUNITY NEWS (KDET)
Friday 07:45am - 08:00am PAYNES COMMUNITY NEWS (KDET)
Saturday 07:45am - 08:00am PAYNES COMMUNITY NEWS (KDET)

Chris Watlington


On-Air Schedule
Monday 08:12am - 08:30am THIS WEEK IN SHELBY COUNTY (KDET)
Tuesday 08:12am - 08:30am THIS WEEK IN SHELBY COUNTY (KDET)
Wednesday 08:12am - 08:30am THIS WEEK IN SHELBY COUNTY (KDET)
Thursday 08:12am - 08:30am THIS WEEK IN SHELBY COUNTY (KDET)
Friday 08:12am - 08:30am THIS WEEK IN SHELBY COUNTY (KDET)

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