Who brought you to WBZ?

Donna Halper dlh@donnahalper.com
Sun Jan 8 02:57:27 EST 2012

On 1/7/2012 10:16 PM, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
> I wonder if ANY station is a fun place to work anymore.

While many of us like to wax nostalgic about the "good old days," the 
truth is some stations back then were miserable places to work.  To cite 
several examples:  during my radio career, I worked at one major market 
station where the owner insisted we hire his son, a known drug dealer.  
I worked at another station where the owner was raking in millions yet 
refused to give any of us a raise for two years, saying he couldn't 
afford it.  (He could afford two new cars for himself and his wife, 
however.)  And even in my days at WMMS-FM in Cleveland, while it was 
amazing to meet so many famous rock stars and introduce the fans to a 
wonderful Canadian rock group (Rush) with whom I am still friends to 
this day, I was paid much less than the men at the station; and although 
I was the music director for both the AM and the FM, the General Manager 
also expected me to type the logs and answer his mail, something none of 
my male predecessors were ever asked to do.  But that said, I loved 
radio then and I miss it terribly now, despite what has happened to it.  
And even when the owners were crazy or the pay was low, I always enjoyed 
being able to entertain the audience.  Oh and as for who brought me to 
WBZ-- Jefferson Kaye and the Hootenanny Show.

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