Hall of Fame: 2008

Norman Knight

Former President of Knight Quality radio stations and a major philanthropist, Norman Knight now helps hospitals, colleges, and families of police and firefighters who died in the line of duty.


By the time Norman Knight came to Boston in the mid-1950s he had already had an impressive track record in radio and early television in St. Louis and New York City respectively. Here, he became an executive with the Yankee Network and then formed the Knight Quality chain of radio stations. 

But these days, he is known as one of Boston's major philanthropists. He founded the 100 Club, a charity that offers assistance to the families of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.  Thanks to the support of his charitable foundation, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary has the Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center, which helps to save the lives of victims of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. 

He has also made large contributions to the Broadcasters Foundation, an organization that helps broadcasters who are in acute financial need due to catastrophic illness.