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Re: Fwd: Re: WLYN Now // WUMB!

At 05:50 PM 10/2/2002, Laurence Glavin wrote:
>When was WBUR ever a college station (like WERS or WZBC)?
>As long as I can remember, long before the current NPR-PRI plus local talk,
>WBUR was a station for the general audience.  W-H-RB was more oriented
>to Hahvud than WBUR ever was to BU, except for some sports
>coverage and institutionalized superstition (Marsh Chapel).

Yeah, WBUR hasn't really been about the students/by the students/for the 
students since the late 1960's.   They were already moving towards paid 
staff starting in 1964...leading up to more than 20 staffers right before a 
mass firing in 1971 that really was the end of the turning point for how 
things worked at WBUR.  After that it's destiny as a community station was 
pretty much sealed.

I've culled a lot of nifty info on WTBU/WBUR from old yearbooks, newspapers 
and talking with folks who "were there when it happened", it's at

Aaron "Bishop" Read     aread@speakeasy.net
FriedBagels Technical Consulting / Boston, MA
www.friedbagels.com   AOL-IM: ReadAaron