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Re: Globe on John Garabedian
That must have been "Wendy the Champagne Lady" from the 'GTR days. That came
from a promo he used to run on his morning show there (John did AM and PM
On 'MEX he was John "H." Garabedian, or often, just plain "John H." He was
there, best I can recall, from '69 to late '71. I think he may have used a
'house name' during an earlier stint at 'MEX. Pre-Wimmex, someone else can
surely fill in. I'm guessing he ran GTR until it went all-news in the early
'80s. Then came weekends on 'BCN, then V66 and then OHP. Again, surely lots
of holes in there.
In a related subject, I'm convinced Garabedian and Dorman are the only active
radio personalities doing top40/CHR who have done it longer than anyone else
in the U.S. No one's come up with any other names so far anyway...
Kevin Vahey wrote:
> John was at MEX circa 71 about the same time Dick Summer was there. I
> remember 71 as I was stuck in traffic for first Pats game in Foxboro and
> was with a gal named Wendy who was MEX music director and followed JHG
> to GTR
> On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 6:24PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> > I don't remember Garabedian at WMEX, but everyone else who is old
> > enough to
> > have heard him there seems to remember him. When was he at WMEX and
> > what name
> > did he use? A great many of the air staff at WMEX used house names. I
> > gather
> > that Garabedian wasn't one of them.
> > I've heard that he started in radio at WESO in Southbridge and that it
> > was
> > either there or at WORC that he was Johnny Gardner. He also worked at
> > WPTR, and
> > I wouldn't be surprised if he got the idea for the WGTR calls from
> > WPTR. So can
> > anyone put together a reasonable facsimile of his resume?
> > --
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > 617-558-4205
> > eFax 707-215-6367
> >> > Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 19:17:16 -0500
> >> > From: SteveOrdinetz <email@example.com>
> >> > Subject: Re: Globe on John Garabedian
> >> >
> >> > The article mentioned him as having made his name at WBCN. When was
> >> > this? Never knew he'd worked there.
> >> I seem to recall him on 'BCN in the early 70's, I think he was just a
> >> weekender. Far from "making his name" there, he wasn't full-time.
> >> It may have been around or just after his stint at WMEX, and before
> >> he
> >> started WGTR 1060 AM in Natick.