This was the station that I grew up listening to. I’m proud to say I got to work for them. Two hours after being fired by WAAF, WBCN gave me a job! Born in 1968…one of the first Rock stations in America. The station is gone now. It is one of the tragedies of the radio business. I have friends that I grew up with that hate the fact that I got to work there and they didn’t. (Hi John!)
Working Thanksgiving Day is always fun. I love the progress of the day. People get sick & tired of their families. They start knocking a few back. And the “radio guy” is their best friend. And recently, the “Black Friday” shopping, is starting to begin *on* Thanksgiving. Which adds yet more opportunity for fun & frivolity. Here’s Thanksgiving on WBCN w/Neanderpaul.
Oh yeah!!! There is nothing like Black Friday! The day after Thanksgiving! That special time of the year when people express joy & caring toward each other. And the body count, increases with every sale. It’s an unparalleled display of love. Just like in the movie “Jingle All The Way”
In a legitimate attempt to answer the eternal question: “Who are the biggest geeks of all-time (Star Wars? KISS? Narnia? Harry Potter?) Here’s an example of yours-truly, doing an afternoon shift on WBCN. It was always awkward to fill in on ‘BCN. Because everyone there knew I needed a full-time job, and I know the uneasy feeling existed. That’s what radio is…everyone trying to save their ass. While someone’s looking to take their gig. I wasn’t I liked everyone at WBCN, and felt awkward almost every time I had to work. They were good people. I hope they’re all well now that the station’s gone.
Here I am, filling in for my friend Mark Hamilton, who’s now working at the legendary KROQ in Los Angeles. Doing nights on WBCN was always interesting. Boston has a great radio audience. And, now that it’s gone, I *SO* appreciate my time on the legendary WBCN more with each listen. Feel free to laugh at the accents…it’s what everyone does.
"It's an incredible amount of hard work & discipline, to sound as sloppy & unprepared as I do." -Neanderpaul