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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.