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Re: Entercom imposes contract on AFTRA

Change happened around 64 or 65  I can remember jeff Kaye in 64 having 
an engineer when doing a remote in BZ lobby and when Sundeck was in 
Revere records and carts insered back in Allston.The following summer in 
Nantaket they were running own board.

On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 10:08PM -0500, SteveOrdinetz wrote:
>  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.