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Edgar B. Herwick III
Edgar's radio debut came in second grade when he voiced a public service announcement urging drivers to watch out for "him and his friends" walking to and from school. Given the signal strength of WMBT radio in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania and the population density of his native Schuylkill County, it's possible that someone other than his parents heard it.
After stints as a bartender, photographer and actor — and a 5-year run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — he joined the WGBH Radio family in 2007. Here, Edgar has been a utility player —producing specials, features and live music broadcasts; creating original web content; emceeing live events and covering local happenings such as the Boston Music Awards.
Edgar currently hosts and produces segments for WGBH Radio's signature local program, Boston Public Radio. He holds degrees in history and communications from Villanova University in Philadelphia and once lost big on an episode of the popular TV game show "Jeopardy!" Edgar prefers tea over coffee, late nights over early mornings and the Beatles over the Stones (though he's never understood why the Kinks aren't ever included in that conversation). When not at work, he can most likely be found playing, listening to, reading about or dancing to music.