WBUR Staff

George Hicks

Producer/Technical Director, Special Projects, WBUR

For 90.9 WBUR, George has produced scores of hour-long documentaries, multi-part reporter series, and special radio broadcasts, as well as multimedia stories for WBUR.org.  His work with WBUR reporters has won the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award, the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas Award and numerous national RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Awards, among other honors.

Recent series for 90.9 WBUR and WBUR.org:

“Digital Lives”


“The Life Of Riley”

“Living With Lyme”

“Fade To Darkness: The Age of Alzheimers'”

Since 1997, George has served as technical director for WBUR & NPR’s The Connection, Car Talk, On Point, Only A Game, and more recently as field producer and reporter for Here & Now.  Throughout, he has trained WBUR staff in broadcast production techniques, including field recording and digital audio editing.  Earlier, George worked in music recording and production, live sound, sound design and audio for film/video.  He has taught audio production at the college level.

Recent stories:

“Caring For Kevin: An Autistic Man, An Exceptional Surgeon, And A Life Restored”

“The Sounds Of A Manhunt”

“MassArt Students Create Toys Big Enough For Elephants”


Some stories from “Here & Now”:

“A Master Class With Jazz Singer Tierney Sutton”

“A Conversation With Dad About Life’s End”

 “A Real ‘School Of Rock’ In Boston”

Recent stories

Audio Montage: Menino In His Own Words

November 02, 2014
Menino at his 1996 State of the City address at the Jeremiah Burke High School. (Courtesy of City of Boston Archives).

A collection of speech excerpts from Mayor Menino from the last three decades.

How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain

July 17, 2014
A bassist at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston plays during a recital rehearsal. Research has found music instruction has beneficial effects on young brains. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Researchers in the burgeoning field of music neuroscience discuss the effects of music on brain development.

USS Constitution Pays Tribute To Marathon First Responders

June 04, 2013
(George Hicks/WBUR)

First responders to the Boston Marathon bombings received a 21-gun salute from the USS Constitution on its first voyage of the year.

Music Therapists Help Ease Treatment Of Children With Severe Burns

October 09, 2012
Stephanie Clark plays and sings as occupational therapists Katie Gale and Katie Hartigan stretch Angelina's arm (George Hicks/WBUR)

Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston’s music therapy program involves the clinical use of music in a medical setting to accomplish therapeutic goals such as pain management, anxiety reduction and physical rehabilitation.

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