Tuesday, July 30, 2013

George Knight Jumps Ship from WUMB to WERS

Here's the announcement from WERS' Facebook page

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WERS is EXTREMELY excited and proud to announce that this Thursday, August 1st, Boston radio veteran George Knight will officially be joining the WERS team, co-hosting our morning show weekdays from 6AM to 10AM!

Make sure to tune in for George's first day on Thursday and tell us in the comments your favorite memories of listening to George on air!

George's WUMB announcer profile has already been scrubbed, all that remin are

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Gail Gilmore
Brendan Hogan
Jay Moberg
Albert O
Dave Palmater
Marcia Palmater
Perry Persoff
Sandy Sheehan
Dana Westover

The job George will be doing, from the Emerson employment website:
Title: On-Air Host


requisition Number: FY11/120100STFF

Position Summary:
On-Air Host is responsible for hosting the WERS morning show Monday through Friday, partnering with Emerson student volunteer hosts on a rotating basis as determined by station management. The host is responsible for creating, directing and producing all local content aired during the morning show, not including music and news. However, host is responsible for airing music according to parameters prescribed by management. In addition to creating and airing content, the On-Air Host will assist with the training and mentoring of WERS students. Host is also expected to appear in public on behalf of WERS as assigned by management.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you can apply for the position on our employment site at https://emerson.peopleadmin.com.

Thank you,
Human Resources
Emerson College

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George Knight To Join WERS For 6-10am
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George Knight (ex-WBOS-WKLB-WMJX and more recently at WUMB-FM and still hosting "Sunday Morning Over Easy" on WBOS) is joining WERS as the station's first professional on-air person. He'll be co-hosting weekday mornings starting August 1, 2013.

Article linked here: http://www.emerson.edu/news-events/emerson-college-today/george-knight-joins-wers-team#.UfgfS8A3O6h

+ from The Globe: http://www.boston.com/yourcampus/news/emerson/2013/07/emerson_student-run_radio_station_hires_first_professional_host.html  
At WUMB George proved time after time he is certainly capable of "airing music according to parameters prescribed by management..." !!!

Might WUMB backfull the night shift with actual students? Don't hold your breath. Its experiment*, which happened in the waning days of Pat Monteith's reign, did not last very long. The student "on-air personalities", trained by Albert O, sounded like voice over automatons reading from prepared scripts describing music selected by WUMB management, certainly not themselves. OOPS, there's that "airing music according to parameters prescribed by management" again.

What gives, WERS and WUMB students, are these not your college radio stations?
Students, show some cajones! Take back YOUR radio stations!
College radio should be of/by/for STUDENTS, not the administration!


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