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Emerson student-run radio station hires first professional host

Posted by Your Town  July 29, 2013 04:32 PM

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Emerson College announced today that the traditionally student-run radio station, WERS, has hired its first professional on-air staff member, who will co-host the morning program and act as a mentor.

The college said in a statement that George Knight, who has worked as a broadcast personality in Boston for over 20 years, will start the job on Thursday. Knight is best known for hosting programs on 92.9 WBOS-FM.

“I’m excited to co-host the morning show alongside students, and to have the chance to share some of the wisdom I’ve picked up over my 20 years on Boston radio,” Knight said in the statement. “My guess is the students will have a thing or two to teach me too.”

Throughout his career Knight has worked at a number of radio stations including 106.7 WMJX-FM, 102.5 WKLB-FM, and the NPR affiliate 91.9 WUMB-FM, according to the statement. He has also appeared on New England Cable News to report on concert news and review musical acts.

“Collaboration is a long tradition at WERS, and we believe it’s the best way serve our students and our listeners,” WERS General Manager Jack Casey said in the statement. “We’re delighted to welcome George Knight to the WERS team. He is passionate about music, is a fan of the station’s music format, and brings a wealth of experience that will greatly benefit those students who want to become part of the radio industry.”

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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