NorthEast Air Checks
Thu May 13 13:40:35 EDT 2010
BRI list member Mark Connelly contributed a lot of the stuff I
recently put up, thanks go to him and the flash drive he sent me with
all kinds of stuff!
A good amount of '60s to early '70s material comes from my reel-to-reel
tapes made at the "Menotomy Rocks Park recording studio" (High Haith
Rd., Arlington) where I first got into airchecking as a kid starting
around the 6th grade. There are probably a few more reel and cassette
tapes to dump into Total Recorder but available time may not be there
until I retire.
Other material came from various people with whom I've traded
cassettes, and later CD's & MP3's, over the years. There's a guy up in
Maine who has a lot of WBZ material.
WBZ must be the overall "winner" among New England stations when it
comes to archived programming in the hands of collectors.
Of course the station's roster over the years reads like the who's who
of broadcasting: C. DeSuze, D. Maynard, A. Dary, J. Dunn, J. Kaye, D.
Summer, B. Bradley, etc. in the music days and Glick, Sullivan,
Brudnoy, Leveille, and so many others in their news-talk incarnation.
I think all of us, whether we worked in broadcasting or are just fans,
should do as much as we can to dub any of our (likely deteriorating)
aircheck tapes of historical and entertainment value into MP3 and then
share the files with others of like interest. This way the history,
the talent, and the all-around-fun of old broadcasts is not lost
Mark Connelly (WA1ION) - Billerica, MA + S. Yarmouth, MA
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