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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, 
lawyer@world.std.com writes:

<< 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. >>