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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 email@example.com
FriedBagels Technical Consulting / Boston, MA
www.friedbagels.com AOL-IM: ReadAaron