Frank Murphy hosts the afternoon show on Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX. He joined WNOX in 2013 and has been on the radio in Knoxville since 2002. Frank is also one of the hosts for the 2017 season of East Tennessee PBS Scholars’ Bowl which airs weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
Frank has been a member of the comedy improv troupe Einstein Simplified since moving to Knoxville. The group performs Tuesday nights at Scruffy City Hall. In 2012 and 2013, Frank won the Host with the Most stand-up comedy contest to raise money for charity. He has been in the cast of several Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association productions including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. Since 2014, he has been a cast member in the annual Front Page Follies, a musical spoof of local news stories.
Frank was selected as the 2014 Knoxville recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. He is involved in the community as president of the Front Page Foundation, a volunteer for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, and as past-president of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association. He serves as emcee of various events for Bone Zones, the group which facilitates public appearances for renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass.
Frank is the 2014 Social Media inductee in the Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. He can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as @FrankMurphyCom. Frank’s blog, which was active from 2005 to 2015, was voted one of “East Tennessee’s Best” by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel for four consecutive years and the “Best of Knoxville” by the readers of Metro Pulse.
Prior to moving to Tennessee, Frank worked at radio stations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. He graduated from George Mason University, where he won the Senior of the Year award. Frank and his wife have two adult children, who live in the Washington, D.C. area.
Frank’s hobbies include traveling, swimming and reading. He became a KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge in 2013. Frank has visited all 50 states and hopes to take his wife to the three states she has not yet visited.