Donna Has Some News
Fri May 6 22:51:40 EDT 2011

Though I have other plans tomorrow that put me nowhere near 
Westborough, I wish Donna all the best of success in her personal 
appearance there.

I remember John H. Garabedian first from WMEX early 1970 when he was 
playing the controversial "Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)" record with the 
simulated bedroom sounds of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg.  Then 
there was his mid/late '70s stint at his own station WGTR Natick, a 
daytimer.  He would sign off either with Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to 
Heaven" or the 10CC song "Feel the Benefit".  Unlike the pure hard rock 
zealots of WAAF and WCOZ, John liked both rock 'n' roll and dance music 
/ Euro-disco.  By the mid 1980s he was involved with TV, notably "V66" 
(WVJV channel 66, transmitting from Hudson, MA), a local music video 
outlet somewhat like "old" MTV.  Later in that decade, his syndicated 
"Open House Party" radio show, an energetic mix of hard rock and power 
dance music, got started.  Kiss 108 carried it for many years.

Mark Connelly

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Drown <>
To: Donna Halper <>;
Sent: Fri, May 6, 2011 9:00 pm
Subject: Re: Donna Has Some News

Congratulations, Donna! You are not only our broadcasting history guru, 
but DOCTOR Guru as well. 
Johnny Gardner! That's a name I haven't heard in a looooonnnnng time . 
. . I remember John H. very well from his days at WPTR and WORC. I wish 
I could be there tomorrow. 
Good wishes to you, and have a great time! 
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna Halper" <> 
To: <> 
Cc: <> 
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 11:42 AM 
Subject: Re: Donna Has Some News 
> On 5/6/2011 9:55 AM, wrote: 
>> Congratulations Donna on the excellent PhD accomplishment! 
>> To metro-Boston's top Rush fan from metro-Boston's (possibly) top 
Helen Shapiro fan (who likes Rush, too). 
> SO perhaps I will see you and some of my metro-west friends at 
Tatnuck's  in Westboro tomorrow! Hope so. I'm gonna bring my John H. 
Garabedian photos (Johnny Gardner) and other stuff that didn't make it 
into the book. 

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