Wednesday, April 13 A History Of Boston Radio

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Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
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White House Burning

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White House Burning

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Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

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Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

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Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

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Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

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In The Studio With Dan Bern

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

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One On One With Tom Hamilton

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One On One With Tom Hamilton

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Tom Hamilton joins us – ahead of Aerosmith’s North American Tour – to explain what keeps him, Steven Tyler and the rest of the “Bad Boys From Boston” going after 40 years.


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A History Of Boston Radio
Boston RadioIn our internet-oriented world, most people take radio for granted. It has become – for many – simply another way to get music, news and sports. But for people who grew up with it – like my next guest – radio still possesses a certain magic. And since 1920, Boston radio has remained vibrant, proving that live and local stations are as important as ever. Some facts: Most people believe that WBZ – which is the oldest surviving station in Massachusetts – was Boston’s first station. Wrong. It was 1XE. By the time WBZ’s first broadcast went live from the Eastern States Exposition in September of 1921, 1XE had already been broadcasting sporadically since 1919. Countless legendary radio personalities got their first big breaks on the Boston airwaves. Among them: Bob and Ray, Joes Rines, Arnie Ginsburg, Charles Laquidara and David Brudnoy. In Donna Halper’s new book, Boston Radio, she uses rare photographs to tell the story of the stations and the announcers Bostonians have loved for decades.

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