Graham Knight (broadcaster)
Knight, photographed in December 2008.
|Birth name||Graham Lawrence Knight|
17 February 1949|
|Died||3 September 2009
|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.
Before moving into journalism, Knight worked in the packaging team at Cadbury's in Bournville, where he met his wife.
Graham started his career in broadcasting by volunteering on hospital radio in Birmingham, and went on to work at the local commercial station BRMB
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, 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
BBC Radio 2
From 2002 to his death, Graham owned and ran a specialist Tea, Coffee and Chocolate shop in Sherwood, Nottingham called 'General Store', 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'.
Graham had been a regional board member of the National Trust, and played a critical part in setting up the Derwent Valley Trust 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.
- "Tributes to Trent DJ and teashop owner". Retrieved 2009-09-09.
- http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/Talented-radio-presenter-delight-work/article-1314324-detail/article.html. Missing or empty
- "Aircheck Radio Museum Presenter Photographs". Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- "Period Life's General Store, Nottingham".
- Boughton's Coffee House. June 2005. p. 15.[dead link]
- "Board of the National Trust (Enterprises) Limited". The Governance of the National Trust: 56. 2001.
- Derwent Valley Trust Annual Report 2001, 2001
- "Outings in the Peak District by Graham Knight and Lindsay Porter". www.alibris.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-07.