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Re: First time on the air

Your post just reminded me of woman who did a pop-music show on a major
station several years before WILD used female voices extensively (albeit not
in DJ roles). Unfortunately, I can't remember the female DJ's air-name. (She
might have called herself "Janie".) _Very_ sultry voice. She did late
nights/early mornings on WPTR Albany and drove at least half the student
body at RPI nuts! (Though officially co-ed in the early to mid '50s--there
were a few female grad students--RPI was essentially all-male. _Now_ the
school really is co-ed. It even has a female president who is, as far as I
know, the first woman president of a major technological university in the


Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@worldnet.att.net
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From: Jibguy@aol.com <Jibguy@aol.com>
To: lawyer@world.std.com <lawyer@world.std.com>;
<boston-radio-interest@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>; dlh@donnahalper.com
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 10:42 PM
Subject: 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.