Vote for Larry Miller in 2008!

Eli Polonsky
Fri Jun 27 13:26:02 EDT 2008

No, not in THAT election...

Larry Miller, whose Boston radio history from 1977 on
included WCOZ, WCAS, WDLW, WCRB, WBUR, WBOQ, teaching
broadcasting at New England Art Institute, and since
fall 2005 back on the air on M.I.T.'s non-comm WMBR's
"Lost & Found" 1960s/'70s program every other Tuesday
(sharing the slot alternating weeks with me) has been 
nominated to the 2008 Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame, in 
recognition of his pioneering progressive "free-form 
underground" FM album rock radio on KMPX San Francisco 
in early 1967!

About a dozen nominees of approximately 115 candidates
(including some very notable legends in broadcasting)
will make it in this year. I'm hoping Larry will be one
of them, and you can help to make it happen!

Larry began doing "free-form" radio overnights on KMPX,
which was otherwise a failing foreign language station
then in February 1967, a few months before the late Tom
Donahue came in and transformed Larry's programming style 
into the stations new full-time format while usurping the 
historical notoriety for pioneering the format from him.

Many published historical accounts give Donahue credit for
pioneering "FM underground" radio (on the west coast), but 
Larry had already been doing it there first! Donahue was 
elected posthumously into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame
when it opened a few years ago, now it's Larry's turn to
get some of the recognition he deserves!

You can help to vote Larry into the 2008 Bay Area Radio
Hall of Fame by going here:

Even lifetime New Englanders will recognize a number of 
the other nominees names as well.

The ballot closes Tuesday, July 1, just a few more days!

Larry's radio career in between KMPX in 1967 and WCOZ in
1977 included stints at WABX Detroit, KLOS Los Angeles, 
WPLJ New York City and WBAB on Long Island among others.

You can hear Larry's next show on WMBR 88.1 FM in greater 
Boston or streaming at Tuesday, July
8th, from 12 noon - 2 PM, or you can also go the website 
for audio archives of all programs posted for two weeks.
Larry's "Lost & Found" show from this past Tuesday June 
24th, including his George Carlin tribute, is still up. 

(As with all WMBR archives, you'll hear the last couple
of minutes of the previous program on the file before the 
show that you selected begings).

Eli Polonsky

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