A Joseph Ross
Wed Apr 1 22:57:24 EDT 2020

Actually, in one way or another, we are all flawed human beings. Unless 
some of us are Vulcans.  I suppose that's possible, since with radio and 
e-mail, we wouldn't be able to spot the pointed ears.

On 4/1/2020 12:32 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
> On 4/1/2020 11:07 AM, Ben Levy wrote:
>> Brudnoy was breaking rules left and right. He used his claim of AIDS 
>> to take too many days off, taking direct sponsor money for hours on 
>> his show (such as the “It’s safe to go on Monster…” series), and 
>> calling out from the on-air line on in a way that WBZ isn’t allowed 
>> to do so now. 1999 was a rough year for all things WBZ.
> Ben, I do not want to seem like I am minimizing what you went through. 
> But David was my friend for 40 years, and this is not about whether he 
> was a perfect human being. He could be cantankerous, he was often 
> convinced only he was right, and he & I did not always agree. But the 
> point of the original post was whether the folks we would put on a 
> mythical monument were influential in Boston radio. And it cannot be 
> denied that David made a very big impact as a talk show host in 
> Boston-- in fact, thanks to WBZ's signal, he was nationally known. It 
> broke my heart when he died, and I still miss him.  A lot of Boston 
> radio personalities were flawed human beings, by the way. Some cheated 
> on their spouses, or took payola, or couldn't stay sober, or had 
> addiction issues. But most listeners didn't know that... and maybe 
> it's just me, but I prefer to remember the happiness these 
> personalities brought to our lives.

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