Boston’s radio history begins with pioneering station 1XE/WGI, one of America’s first radio stations, and includes the first station to receive a commercial license, WBZ, and the first FM radio network, W1XOJ and W1XER. The city has also been home to legendary announcers, such as Arnie Ginsburg, Dick Summer, Dale Dorman, and Charles Laquidara; talk show giants like Jerry Williams and David Brudnoy; and sports talkers like Eddie Andelman and Glenn Ordway. Media historian Donna L. Halper tells the story of the stations and announcers Bostonians have loved for decades, featuring rare photographs from her own collection and from some of Boston’s best-known air personalities.
128 pages with 200 black-and-white photos. Available in paperback only.