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About the Author

Donna L. Halper is a Boston-based author, professor, and media historian with expertise in the history of broadcasting. Using rare photographs from her own collection and from some of Boston's best-known air personalities, she tells the story of the stations and announcers Bostonians have loved for decades.
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  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (February 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738574104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738574103
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #835,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donna L. Halper is a former radio announcer and music director, as well as a broadcasting consultant. An experienced media historian, she is the author of five books and many articles. Currently an Associate Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge MA, Ms. Halper is also known for discovering the rock group Rush.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lincster45 on June 25, 2011
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I grew up in Boston, first listening to radio, then working in Radio & TV in the Boston until the early 1970's. The period of history I remember most were well covered, mid-50's to mid 70's. If you are are a radio historian, or you grew up listening to Boston Radio you will enjoy this book.
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Ms. Halper did a fine job on the history of Broadcasting in Boston but totally missed the town's first Rock n Roll Dee Jay, the legendary Joe Smith. Joe's show was wildly popular, far more listened to than the Arnie Ginsberg program. Ginsberg himself knew this and acknowledged it every night. When Joe Smith signed off, Ginsberg was still on for an hour or two, so all the people who had been listening to Joe, would switch over the Arnie and every night, Mr. Ginsberg would greet the new listeners with a "Welcome Joe Smith fans!". Joe left Boston radio around 1958 to assume a command position at Warner Bros. Records. By 1975 he had become the President of the combined Warner/Reprise/Electra/Asylum labels. I believe Joe retired around 2000. Though his stay in Boston was not long, he was an important figure in Beantown and a valuable contact for Boston radio people who kept in touch with the Hub's top Dee Jay. I don't remember for sure but I think Joe was on WBOS and Arnie was on rival WMEX.
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Radio veteran and longtime college professor Donna L. Harper relates the 90 year history of Boston Radio from an experimental station on the early 1920s to rock n' roll powerhouse WMEX. Station on the air personalities are highlighted along with colorful Boston radio station owners. This well written book also contains historical photos of Boston's radio stars .
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Disappointingly brief. Little history; mostly bios and photos. Certainly there was a lot more history during those years than this slim document accounts for. Compare with Carter Alan's excellent "Radio Free Boston," which only covers the years 1968-2009, and one radio station, yet manages 319 pages, an extensive bibliography, and an index.
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