Source: 1995 Columbus Senior Musicians
Hall of Fame Honorees Website
Columbus Senior Musicians
"Long a household word in Columbus, pianist and band leader Walter Knick formed the original WBNS radio
orchestra with Paul Neal, broadcasting live daily during the "wake-up" hours. With the advent of television, Walter
appeared on Channel 10's "Sharp Comments" (with the late Fern Sharp), as well as "Lucy's Toy Shop". However, it was
his long running engagements at the Neil House, Jai Lai (both the High Street and Olentangy River Rd. locations), Presutti's
Villa, and, finally, Top Steak House for which he might be best remembered. Walter died in 1980."