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.
Why Are Some Boston Area Convenience Stores Called Spas?A listener asks about a local, etymological quirk.
How The Celtics And 76ers Are Forging A Brainier NBAThe Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams leading the rise of the big-data, analytics era in the NBA.
A Survey Of Local Space Scientists For National Space DayA look at what some big local space brains are working on and looking ahead to.
We Know Who Yawkey Way Is Named After, But What About Jersey Street?As the city considers the Red Sox bid to change the name of Yawkey Way back to Jersey Street, listener Newell Flather asks, "Where did the name Jersey Street come from in the first place?"
'It Was Brutal': A Look Back At The 122nd Boston MarathonThe Starting Line
How A Longtime SJC Employee And The Public Cracked The Case Of The Mystery PortraitSprinkled throughout the corridors of the John Adams courthouse, home base for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, are some four or five dozen stately, painted portraits of notable former justices. And as the SJC is the oldest appellate court in the Western Hemisphere, these portraits appropriately range from figures of the distant past to the not-so-long-ago.