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RE: Globe on John Garabedian
Mac died in October 1971.
The news broke in the middle of the night because I remember being at
WRKO talking with Phil Durkin (JJ Jordan)
I can not remember what WMEX was doing overnight then but I do recall it
was taped. Steve Fredricks had just left for WEEI, and I can not recall
who replaced him on talk.
Mac Richmond was to radio what Charley Finley was to baseball. He KNEW
talent and new how to promote. He just couldn't delegate authority.
He missed the boat with FM as he had the chance to buy WBOS for peanuts.
He turned it down because he was saddled with WPGC-FM in Washington and
thought FM would die from lack of intrest.
On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 8:57PM -0500, Donna Halper wrote:
> At 11:23 PM 1/31/2003 +0000, you 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
>> that Garabedian wasn't one of them.
> He absolutely was at WMEX, in the early 70s. I remember it because one
> of the more surreal moments in local radio occurred when Mac Richmond
> died (which I believe was in 1972) and John H, who didn't get along
> with Mac any better than anyone else did, went on the air with this
> incredibly emotional tribute to him, one of these "He walked among
> us..." kind of tributes, and I recall sitting there and thinking "but
> he *hated* the guy..." And no, John H. never used a house name on
> WMEX. He used John H. Garabedian.