Depending on the reader, it would be hard to say exactly how Frank Murphy might be best known to you. He is a local radio personality on STAR 102.1’s popular Marc & Kim and Frank show weekday mornings. Frank is also a comedian, performing stand-up and improv at Side Splitters comedy club in west Knoxville and, as if those were not already a plateful, he volunteers for several great causes, including Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.
Frank has worked at a number of radio stations around the country, including Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Frank and his wife, Jere, attend All Saints church, where they got to know Fr. Ragan Schriver, CCETN’s executive director, when he served that parish.
Frank is currently serving as a CCETN community council member, a member of the Annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk planning committee, and its honorary chairperson. Frank’s high profile and ties to the community have been a major asset for the agency, and the Kid’s Walk in particular.
When asked why he chose to adopt and help Catholic Charities, Frank cited Fr. Ragan’s contagious enthusiasm. “However, it was a parking lot that really made me want to do more. During a group tour of the various facilities, I was struck by the proximity of Columbus Home to the juvenile courthouse. We learned that a judge can send troubled and endangered kids right across the parking lot from the courtroom to the safety of Columbus Home.”
To learn more about Frank, visit his website. There, you’ll be able to see his upcoming projects and appearances, read his blog and interact with him on Facebook, Twitter and more.