Commercial Appeal theater critic Christopher Blank announced as new news director for WKNO-FM 91.1



Christopher Blank
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Commercial Appeal theater critic Christopher Blank has been named News Director of WKNO-FM 91.1. According to the news release Blank will lead the production of stories for the Memphis public radio station and contribute to NPR programs "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered."

Blank became the performing arts writer and theater critic for The Commercial Appeal 2001 and continued on in that role in a freelance capacity after he was laid off in 2009.

More recently Blank, who will no longer freelance for the CA, has produced feature stories for WKNO-FM, and cultivated a Memphis-area performance club.

"I'm hoping to add some sort of critical element to the station's already great attention to the arts," Blank says. "[I] don't know what form that will take yet. An arts blog? A group of regular theater patrons generating commentary? I think we can find way to pay extra attention to the art that knocks your socks off."

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