censored song lyrics (was top 40 in 1957)

Bill O'Neill billohno@gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 00:36:54 EDT 2014

I recall also that at WHDH where there may have been song that ran over 4:30 
or 5:00 that they would also put a shortened version in the rack along with 
it with the "M" designation after the cart number to denote use with Jess in 
AM drive.

Bill O'Neill

-----Original Message----- 
From: Donna Halper
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 12:02 AM
To: Ed Hennessy
Cc: boston-radio-interest@lists.bostonradio.org
Subject: Re: censored song lyrics (was top 40 in 1957)

On 6/1/2014 7:23 PM, Ed Hennessy wrote:
>   I can recall in the mid-1980s when WELI New Haven (AC by format then, 
> but closer to Full Service really) played a version of Laura Branigan's 
> "Self Control" which had the electronic guitar riff in the intro edited 
> out.
When I worked at WHDH in 1979-1980, it was also AC but really
full-service; we did the same type of editing with a number of songs
where the song itself was fine (lyrics-wise) but there was a harsh
guitar riff, that they felt was unsuitable for the format, so they
edited just the riff and left the rest of the song alone. 

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