Ex-WLLH Personality Ed McMahon Has Passed Away

Anthony Abruzzese abruzzese@biochem.bumc.bu.edu
Wed Jun 24 14:24:08 EDT 2009

Bill Smith wrote:
> Wow. Haaving something named after you in Lowell. Ed must have been
> overwhelmed.
IIRC, Ed was in town for the WLLC thing and ended up in an interview 
with Carole Cowan, President of Middlesex Community College. There was 
some comment about the city of Lowell doing, or not doing to honor Ed. 
The discussion got around to what would be a fitting monument and Ed 
made an off-the-cuff comment about having  a park bench named in his 
honor. At this point, Dr. Cowan piped up that if that was what he 
wanted, she could get it done.

I don't know whether or not the old studio location is a coincidence or 
not, but the bench is where it is because of MCC and Dr. Cowan.

Note that some of us at the college were of the opinion that the whole 
thing was a silly piece of grandstanding by the president, but being 
politically connected in Lowell, she usually got what she wanted.


Tony Abruzzese                                       abruzzes@bu.edu
Dept of Biochemistry                                    617-638-5092
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
Boston University School of Medicine

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