top radio personalities in Boston?

The Seacoast
Wed Dec 30 12:32:03 EST 2009

My Boston nominees would include Bud Ballou, John H. Garabedian, (Uncle)
Dale, and Bruce Bradley, to name a few.


And I remember listening to him mix progressive rock and album cuts with Top
40 at little WGTR, with that primitive voicetracking that allowed either him
or Don Kelley to be on the air seven days a week. Agree, a great radio
personality, but a little too "out of the box" to become a legend rather
than a cult figure.

Regarding a previous posting: I also remember reading Paul Benzaquin's
"Holocaust" in the late '60s. That was still the title on the copy the
library had. When was it changed?

----- Original Message -----
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To: Dale H. Cook <>;
<>; Donna Halper
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: top radio personalities in Boston?

> John H. --- Great voice, great personality.  I remember him at WMEX and
> as Johnny Gardner at WORC and WPTR.   -Doug
> Quoting Donna Halper <>:
> > At 07:57 AM 12/28/2009, Dale H. Cook wrote:
> > >This thread has brought back plenty of memories. I'll second Arnie 
> > >Ginsburg and nominate another announcer from a very different 
> > >period at WMEX - John Garabedian.
> >
> > I used to love listening to John H. Garabedian.  And Arnie was my 
> > cultural hero-- the inspiration for my getting into radio.  Ah yes, 
> > remember when disc jockeys could inspire people?  My parents loved 
> > Bob Clayton and Fred B. Cole and we always listened to Bob and Ray, 
> > as well as Ken and Bill (remember then-- Ken Wilson at the organ, 
> > and Bill Green at the piano, if my memory serves...).
> >

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