Edgar B. Herwick III
Edgar's radio features can be heard on WGBH's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and he can also be heard regularly with Jim and Margery on Boston Public Radio. His television features can be seen regularly on Greater Boston. Each Friday, he takes 89.7 listeners back in time with his feature, "This Week in Massachusetts History."
His 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 — though not particularly likely — 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. Over the years at WGBH, Edgar has been something of a utility player — hosting live segments, producing features, specials and live music broadcasts; creating web features; and emceeing live events like the Boston Summer Arts Weekend.
He holds degrees in history and communications from Villanova University in Philadelphia and once lost big on an episode of the 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.
Brown University Undergrads Launch The Little DIY Satellite That CouldOne of the newest, smallest, and cheapest satellites in orbit represents some seven years of work by hundreds of Brown University undergrads — and a DIY ethos.
The Boston Tea Party Nightclub, WBCN Radio And The Transformation of Rock In BostonA look at the local rock music scene in 1968, and the events that set it on a new course.
How Does Massachusetts Decide Who Gets Summoned For Jury Duty ?We trace this exercise in democracy from the 'master juror list' to your mailbox.
The Boston Neighborhood That's Built On A 600 Million Year Old VolcanoWhen West Roxbury was as high as the Himalayas with a volcano as active as Mt. Fuego.
Stargazer's Guide for June 2018Local space guru, Sky & Telescope Magazine's Kelly Beatty, discusses Trump's plans for a new "Space Force," the summer solstice, and a planetary quadfecta in the night sky.
Why Did The Framers Give The President A Pardon Power?As the issue of Presidential pardons continues to dominate the news, we ask why the power was granted in the first place.