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."