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Re: First time on the air
At my college radio station @ Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester
NY), (1967-71), women on the air was a common thing, and to my knowledge, no
one ever thought twice about it. - However, it wasn't common on
commercial radio at that time. A woman on the air (such as "The Honey Bee"
[Jessica Savitch] on WBBF-950, was a novelty for commercial radio, and she
was) immensely popular.
In a message dated 5/15/01 1:10:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< On 14 May 2001, Donna Halper wrote:
> At the risk of seeming like a party-pooper, my first time on the air was a
> lot different from most of the guys who replied. Because I grew up at a
> time when top-40 was a white male preserve (no offence), when I innocently
> tried to follow my childhood dream and get on the air at my college
> station, I was told they didn't put "girls" on the air.
Gee, Donna, you should have gone to UMass. WMUA had women on the air
quite often. I have heard that at some point, they didn't want women to
do the news, but they certainly had women doing various other on-air work.
There may still have been some discrimination that, being male, I was
unaware of, but it doesn't sound as bad as what you had at Northeastern. >>