Mondays - Fridays 6 AM to 10 AM
Mornings with George Knight is a morning show that’s different than other morning shows. Sure, we give you the things you need to start your day, like news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, and LOTS of music. But, what sets us apart is that, on THIS show, music reigns supreme. George may be the host, but his job is to add value to the music that he plays for you. It’s a morning show for TRUE music lovers.
George now hosts the show from his remote basement studio just outside of Boston, which works out well – except when someone in his family feels the need to do laundry in the morning...
Supplying news updates on Mornings with George Knight is a rotating crew of very talented Emerson students. They bring a lot of talent to the table, and are an important part of the show. George - whose first full time job on Boston radio was as a newsperson on a morning show - serves as a mentor, and offers guidance on story selection, newswriting, and delivery. Since the show started, almost every news team member has gone on to work in radio or TV, with some landing jobs right here in Boston (Tori Bedford/Reporter for WGBH, Madison Rogers/Reporter and Anchor for WBZ).
Meet George and the News Crew:
George Knight is a Boston native who, in addition to hosting the morning show alongside Emerson students, also serves as a mentor and coach for on-air work, news writing, and audio production at WERS. He is an accomplished musician who can be heard at various places around Boston thumping on his funky bass.
Leah Jablo is doing her news remotely from Chicago.
Leah's make-shift "on-air booth" is in her family living room in her home in Chicago. She gets the space to herself in the early morning when her family is all still asleep (Chicago is on central time, an hour behind Boston!) Luckily, she had audio equipment lying around the house before the pandemic hit, as her family dabbles in amateur music recording.
Leah joined the 88.9 team because she’s a lover of good music, just like the rest of the WERS staff. She comes from a family of musicians and is a violinist and a lover of singing herself. Some of her favorite musicians are David Bowie, The Shins, and Stevie Wonder. Leah loves her WERS family in Boston and is glad she can do her job remotely from Chicago, Zooming in for the morning news!
Alexia Brown is a journalism major at Emerson College with a minor in business. She loves listening to music which is why WERS is the perfect place for her to work on campus. Outside of morning radio, she creates news stories for the You Are Here program. In her free time, she loves to read, hike, and bake cookies!
🧑🎓The George Knight College of Musical Knowledge 🧑🎓
The George Knight College of Musical Knowledge is a chance to learn something about the music you listen to, and comes to you a couple times every morning thanks to support from Volante Farms in Needham. George gives you quirky tidbits of trivia about the artists and the songs we play, that you can then use to impress your friends.
What started as an on-air segment has grown into a virtual seminar series! On the last Thursday of every month, join George as he talks in-depth about a music subject of his choice. Your one-time donation will get you access to this live online lecture, plus a recording of the night to watch whenever you want.