Avi Nelson filling in for Howie Carr
Sat Dec 23 15:49:52 EST 2006
At 02:19 PM 12/23/2006, Doug Drown wrote:
>I remember Avi Nelson having a talk show of his own in Boston years ago;
>what station? Was it WHDH?
Avi has actually had quite a media career. Of course, he ran for
political office a few times (including running for senate against Ed
Brooke), and would periodically leave radio to either run for office
or advise Republican candidates. But as for radio, he became
nationally known for his vocal opposition to busing. He was on
Boston radio (and yes I do believe it was WHDH but I will check)--
during the busing crisis, and became a leader in the anti busing
movement. If I recall correctly, 1973 was when he first became a
radio talk host.
As for other points in his career, he worked at WITS when it was
doing talk, and of course, he was also on the the old WEEI when it
was owned by Helen and Mike Valerio of Papa Gino's, circa
1983. Nelson owned WMPF (Channel 62) in Lawrence, and if I recall
correctly, he was on WRKO several times-- in its early days when it
became an all talk station, and then later in the 80s, when he came
back there and remained on the air into the early 90s.
Avi also did a series of TV debates with Jerry Williams which were
billed as "a left and a right" ... I found the listing for them on
channel 5 in the summer of 1975; and I found listings for Avi doing a
solo TV show on channel 7-- it was a late Sunday night show which he
interviewed various newsmakers, and it debuted in late November of 1975.
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