Graham Knight (broadcaster)

Graham Knight
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Knight, photographed in December 2008.
Birth name Graham Lawrence Knight
Born (1949-02-17)17 February 1949
Birmingham, England
Died 3 September 2009(2009-09-03) (aged 60)
Nottingham, England
Station(s) BRMB, Blue Danube Radio, Radio Trent, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio 2

Graham Lawrence Knight, (17 February 1949 – 3 September 2009) was a British "pioneer" broadcaster, journalist and author.

Personal life

Knight was born in Sorrento, Birmingham, England. He died in Nottingham, England, survived by two children, Matthew and Paul and his wife Cherry.

Career

Cadbury's

Before moving into journalism, Knight worked in the packaging team at Cadbury's in Bournville, where he met his wife.

Radio

Hospital Radio

Graham started his career in broadcasting by volunteering on hospital radio in Birmingham, and went on to work at the local commercial station BRMB

Radio Trent

After moving to Nottingham in the mid 1970s, Graham was one of the founder DJs to present shows on Nottingham's Radio Trent as it launched in July 1975,[1] along with John Peters, Jeff Cooper, Kid Jensen and Guy Morris. Graham also had semi regular shows on the English speaking Austrian station Blue Danube Radio, as had his colleague at Trent, Dale Winton.

BBC Radio Derby

Graham joined BBC Radio Derby in 1983 and presented the mid-morning show for 14 years.[2]

BBC Radio 2

Graham presented the Weekend Early Breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 for four years between 1988-1992.[3]

Retail

From 2002 to his death, Graham owned and ran a specialist Tea, Coffee and Chocolate shop in Sherwood, Nottingham called 'General Store',[4] selling a range of packed and loose teas and coffees, including his own blends, and unique imports such as 'Georgian Old Lady' and 'Georgian Old Gentleman'.[5]

Other organisations

Graham had been a regional board member of the National Trust,[6] and played a critical part in setting up the Derwent Valley Trust[7] during its creation of the National Heritage Corridor in Derbyshire between 2001-2007 whilst studying for an MA in Conservation Management. He also helped establish a journalism section on the Amnesty International website and co-wrote the book Outings in the Peak District with Lindsay Porter.[8]

References

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