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Re: Entercom imposes contract on AFTRA
Kevin Vahey wrote:
>Unions were guilty of featherbedding and I can not blame management for
>getting even. The all time union shop still was WCFL Chicago which had a
>seperate union to record carts. Course the station was owned by the
>Chicago Federation of Labor.
Always thought that was a bit odd. The union IS management. Must have
been weird if there was a strike...workers on strike against the
union. Imagine the publicity that would get.
>At WBZ 1228 made concessions that at the time were staggering. Some genius
>at IBEW agreed that talent could operate anything without a VU meter.
>Suddenly VU less combo boards arrived.
Remember seeing Arnie Ginsberg broadcasting from BZ's sundeck studio
sometime in the late 70s. Board had no VU meters...one of the guys I was
with asked him and that's the reason he gave. As I recall, WBZ's jocks ran
their own boards even in the 60s. Remember there being an article in the
Globe around 1966 that featured a picture of one of the jocks (back of his
head...couldn't tell who it was) in front of an obviously home-made board
with no VU meters.