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GeneP59

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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 8:38am

 kcar wrote:
 GeneP59 wrote:I have a great story about a photo shoot of the WBCN 104 race car I designed, but I can’t tell it in public. I was half asleep cause I needed to get the car ready after 24 straight hours of prep.
You know the saying, rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. It was true and a great adventure. {#Yes}{#Lol}

So Charles Laquidara aka Duane Ingles Glasscock, Carter Allen, Oedipus, Kathryn Lauren,Tami Heide, Mark Parenteau, Darrell Martini the Cosmic Muffin, and Tank on Sports and a host of others. It was a mixture of diversity like I never encountered in my young 20’s.

Hello Rangoon! {#Roflol}
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I'd love to hear the story via PM if you want to tell it. 

I got the feeling that there were a lot of inside jokes at the station. I never understood why Duane always said, "Hello Rangoon!" or "RANGOON!" Or when Chahles was on the phone with frequent caller and Charles would say, "Have you even been phoned in Upton, Mass. for being a lucky wise guy?" and the caller would laugh because he knew what it really meant. (For the uninitiated, check out Lacquidara's Wikipedia page ). That must have been very cool to be in on the scene as a young guy. 

There were a lot of great DJs on that station. I really liked Oedipus because he introduced so much new music. WFNX was more cutting edge from what I remember but BCN for a while really was the only game in town for listeners with modern tastes.  WAAF in Worcester was mostly about heavy metal so it didn't count. (Checked the Web: WAAF got sold to a Christian broadcasting company. Gack). 

I can't remember the last time I listened to FM radio. When I visit my parents in MA, I have to listen to their classical music radio station which sucks! WCRB used to be privately owned and was quite good but now it's been folded into WGBH classical music radio and has a pathetically limited playlist. All the lost stations just make me appreciate RP even more. 
 
I’ll think about a PM about that story, maybe. 

And I’ll leave you with this:

So If the creek don’t rise, and the good Lord’s willing, and there ain’t no meltdown, we’ll do it all again tomorrow on the Biiiiiigggg Matressssss!
kcar

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 11:34pm

 GeneP59 wrote:I have a great story about a photo shoot of the WBCN 104 race car I designed, but I can’t tell it in public. I was half asleep cause I needed to get the car ready after 24 straight hours of prep.
You know the saying, rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. It was true and a great adventure.
{#Yes}
{#Lol}


So Charles Laquidara aka Duane Ingles Glasscock, Carter Allen, Oedipus, Kathryn Lauren,Tami Heide, Mark Parenteau, Darrell Martini the Cosmic Muffin, and Tank on Sports and a host of others. It was a mixture of diversity like I never encountered in my young 20’s.

Hello Rangoon!
{#Roflol}

———————————————————————————-


I'd love to hear the story via PM if you want to tell it. 

I got the feeling that there were a lot of inside jokes at the station. I never understood why Duane always said, "Hello Rangoon!" or "RANGOON!" Or when Chahles was on the phone with frequent caller and Charles would say, "Have you even been phoned in Upton, Mass. for being a lucky wise guy?" and the caller would laugh because he knew what it really meant. (For the uninitiated, check out Lacquidara's Wikipedia page ). That must have been very cool to be in on the scene as a young guy. 

There were a lot of great DJs on that station. I really liked Oedipus because he introduced so much new music. WFNX was more cutting edge from what I remember but BCN for a while really was the only game in town for listeners with modern tastes.  WAAF in Worcester was mostly about heavy metal so it didn't count. (Checked the Web: WAAF got sold to a Christian broadcasting company. Gack). 

I can't remember the last time I listened to FM radio. When I visit my parents in MA, I have to listen to their classical music radio station which sucks! WCRB used to be privately owned and was quite good but now it's been folded into WGBH classical music radio and has a pathetically limited playlist. All the lost stations just make me appreciate RP even more. 
GeneP59

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 9:07pm

 kcar wrote:
 GeneP59 wrote:

Hey Bill,
Don’t know if you peruse through the forums much, but I posted about a special on Boston’s public TV station WGBH for a local RP poster about “WBCN and the American Revolution” 1967 to 1974 and how they wrote the book for stations across the country in the early days.

Since you are a Radio guy, and If you ever get a chance to watch this 2 hour documentary about the beginnings of FM in Boston, you will really enjoy how well this was put together. I enjoyed watching the history of its beginnings of the station. You should be able to view the archive of the show on WGHB or maybe on YouTube.

I knew some of the 2nd wave DJ’s from 1972 to the mid 80’s that pushed it even further. 


BCN was a great, great station. Did you know Charles LaquidaraDuane Ingles Glasscock (aka Chahles Lockindoora)? His show "The Big Mattress" was so MA. 
 
I have a great story about a photo shoot of the WBCN 104 race car I designed, but I can’t tell it in public. I was half asleep cause I needed to get the car ready after 24 straight hours of prep.
You know the saying, rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. It was true and a great adventure. {#Yes}  {#Lol}

So Charles Laquidara aka Duane Ingles Glasscock, Carter Allen, Oedipus, Kathryn Lauren,Tami Heide, Mark Parenteau, Darrell Martini the Cosmic Muffin, and Tank on Sports and a host of others. It was a mixture of diversity like I never encountered in my young 20’s.

Hello Rangoon! {#Roflol} 
ColdMiser

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 5:35pm

 kcar wrote:


BCN was a great, great station. Did you know Charles Laquidara (aka Chahles Lockindoora)? His show "The Big Mattress" was so MA. 


Don't be duped, vote for Yupe! 
kcar

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 1:18pm

 GeneP59 wrote:

Hey Bill,
Don’t know if you peruse through the forums much, but I posted about a special on Boston’s public TV station WGBH for a local RP poster about “WBCN and the American Revolution” 1967 to 1974 and how they wrote the book for stations across the country in the early days.

Since you are a Radio guy, and If you ever get a chance to watch this 2 hour documentary about the beginnings of FM in Boston, you will really enjoy how well this was put together. I enjoyed watching the history of its beginnings of the station. You should be able to view the archive of the show on WGHB or maybe on YouTube.

I knew some of the 2nd wave DJ’s from 1972 to the mid 80’s that pushed it even further. 



BCN was a great, great station. Did you know Charles Laquidara (aka Chahles Lockindoora)? His show "The Big Mattress" was so MA. 
kurtster

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 12:47pm

 GeneP59 wrote:

Hey Bill,
Don’t know if you peruse through the forums much, but I posted about a special on Boston’s public TV station WGBH for a local RP poster about “WBCN and the American Revolution” 1967 to 1974 and how they wrote the book for stations across the country in the early days.

Since you are a Radio guy, and If you ever get a chance to watch this 2 hour documentary about the beginnings of FM in Boston, you will really enjoy how well this was put together. I enjoyed watching the history of its beginnings of the station. You should be able to view the archive of the show on WGHB or maybe on YouTube.

I knew some of the 2nd wave DJ’s from 1972 to the mid 80’s that pushed it even further. 



I hope to be able to see that.  I'm a radio fan.  Incidentally Boston and Cleveland have more in common than Tito.  At the beginning of the 70's two of your locals migrated to Cleveburg and arrived at WMMS and launched it into the powerhouse that it became.  John Gorman and Denny Sanders

Sanders had a stint at WBCN.  He became the father figure at MMS and had the 6 to 9  evening shift from beginning to his departure many years later.  He also was program director for most of those years, too.

GeneP59

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 9:15am


Hey Bill,
Don’t know if you peruse through the forums much, but I posted about a special on Boston’s public TV station WGBH for a local RP poster about “WBCN and the American Revolution” 1967 to 1974 and how they wrote the book for stations across the country in the early days.

Since you are a Radio guy, and If you ever get a chance to watch this 2 hour documentary about the beginnings of FM in Boston, you will really enjoy how well this was put together. I enjoyed watching the history of its beginnings of the station. You should be able to view the archive of the show on WGHB or maybe on YouTube.

I knew some of the 2nd wave DJ’s from 1972 to the mid 80’s that pushed it even further. 
FourFortyEight

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Posted: Oct 6, 2013 - 6:51pm

I haven't heard Bella and Gracie chime in lately. How are they?
ColdMiser

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Posted: Sep 29, 2013 - 11:31am

Bill, why no Todd Rundgren in the RP mix? Take some time to sample his work over the last 20 years or so I'm sure some of it would pass your muster.
Steve

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Posted: Sep 29, 2013 - 9:49am



9:44 am - Pink Floyd - Coming Back To Life
9:42 am - The Beatles - Flying
9:39 am - Chris Isaak - This Time

9:35 am - The Black Keys - Too Afraid to Love You
9:32 am - Morphine - Empty Box
9:26 am - David Crosby - Laughing
newwavegurly

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Posted: Aug 27, 2009 - 1:14pm

Dear BillG,

Thank you very much for the music over the last hour or so. It has been just what my heart and mind needed this afternoon.
 
Sincerely,
nwg 
ladyj

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Posted: Aug 27, 2009 - 8:43am

Yeah?  Actually, the minus was a result of exceeding my 7 minutes. {#Zip-lip}
Hi Ali! {#Wave}
and everyone. I may not be much of a poster but I still lurk after all these years. {#Curtain}

 BillG wrote:

Very cool!  Thanks a bunch. If I'd been grading, you'd have gotten the full-on A :-)
 


MsJudi

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Posted: Aug 22, 2009 - 10:19pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

kinky.
 
{#Lol}

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 22, 2009 - 5:32pm

 MsJudi wrote:
Dear BillG,

I want a dolly with red hair, a new bike, and for Mommy to stop hitting Daddy with that little leather thing when they think I'm asleep. I hope you like the milk and cookies. I baked them myself. Your friend, Judi.

 
kinky.

BillG

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Posted: Aug 21, 2009 - 4:47pm

 starcloud wrote:

A couple years ago when I first landed on the best coast, I was working for a marketing firm that acquired all their research data from online surveys that promoted a chance to win jewelry. That was their market focus, the jewelry 'industry.' So they would conduct these surveys for many of the BIG box stores and of course the retail value of jewelry that the participants had a chance to win was just as inflated as it is in the showroom. This firm would tell their box store clients that they had 750,000 verifiable participants but since I had access to the database I happen to know that they only had about 45,000 and who knows how many of those were duplicates or triplicates because it's human nature to try to get something for free (especially if it's a $2,000 diamond tennis bracelet.) Anyway in addition to skewing the number of participants the firm would regularly cook the numbers to influence what they wanted to promote in the consumer jewelry market and guess what most people end up buying? The junk that this marketing firm would promote to the box stores via their skewed survey results. That's how "choice" works in our illustrious 'democratic' nation and it's about to influence healthcare options, the next war, or possibly a mandated vaccination for swine flu!

 

Hmmmm.... now, if the polling numbers our fearless leaders live & die by are cooked in an even slightly similar fashion...

And if you're not on the best coast, where are you? The least coast? :-)


BillG

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Posted: Aug 21, 2009 - 4:45pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Okay. I asked Bill about this a few weeks ago. He said he didn't know, but would look into it.

Thanks.
 

Yes, he did say that. And then he dropped the ball. Thanks for the reminder :-).

I *think* that Scott's answer below is correct, but you gave me all of the data I needed to confirm that. I'll do so this weekend, FSM willing.
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Posted: Aug 21, 2009 - 4:44pm

 BillG wrote:

Very cool!  Thanks a bunch. If I'd been grading, you'd have gotten the full-on A :-)
 
Nice to see you in the forum, Bill!

BillG

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Posted: Aug 21, 2009 - 4:43pm

 ladyj wrote:
Dear BillG,

My last speech presentation was today. I persuaded for 7 minutes to my peers why I thought RP was the best internet radio site one could discover. If they were like me and ever needed a wider variety of music in their diets, this was the place to be. Years of feeling deprived with commercial radio and being an RP listener since 2003, I felt I had some credibility. I pointed out how you have always been commercial free and how your listener's support makes that possible today. I put more emphasis on your mysterious and careful blending of music in your playlists though. Between bridging a gap between old and new, somehow you mysteriously have made music I would never find myself listening to still seem enjoyable. My other favorite feature has always been the songs comment pages. Here, I thank each listener for all the great informative, insightful and downright hilarious comments. I still remember when the listener review channel first went up. This is like an extension to an even wider variety of music, even if they never make the list.

So, I want to thank you, BillG and all you other listeners, for making this a possible and enjoyable place after all these years.

btw, I got an A- {#Wink}

Sincerely,

Jennifer

 
Very cool!  Thanks a bunch. If I'd been grading, you'd have gotten the full-on A :-)

AliGator

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Posted: Aug 21, 2009 - 3:03am

Nice to see you, ladyj!
ladyj

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Posted: Aug 20, 2009 - 10:10pm

Dear BillG,

My last speech presentation was today. I persuaded for 7 minutes to my peers why I thought RP was the best internet radio site one could discover. If they were like me and ever needed a wider variety of music in their diets, this was the place to be. Years of feeling deprived with commercial radio and being an RP listener since 2003, I felt I had some credibility. I pointed out how you have always been commercial free and how your listener's support makes that possible today. I put more emphasis on your mysterious and careful blending of music in your playlists though. Between bridging a gap between old and new, somehow you mysteriously have made music I would never find myself listening to still seem enjoyable. My other favorite feature has always been the songs comment pages. Here, I thank each listener for all the great informative, insightful and downright hilarious comments. I still remember when the listener review channel first went up. This is like an extension to an even wider variety of music, even if they never make the list.

So, I want to thank you, BillG and all you other listeners, for making this a possible and enjoyable place after all these years.

btw, I got an A- {#Wink}

Sincerely,

Jennifer


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