Category: Features

Jean Shepherd tells his first WGBH story

Jean Shepherd
This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series The Fred Barzyk Collection

From Fred Barzyk: I first heard Jean on the radio in Boston. It was 1961. I was babysitting my young son and, while idly scanning radio stations, I heard this person, this intense personal voice, talking to me. | Read more.

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Remembering the original WGBH

84 Massachusetts Avenue

From Art Singer: Fifty one years ago this past September, on several late afternoons a week, I would take the twenty minute walk from BU across the Charles to the station’s studios on the MIT campus for a night’s work. | Read more.

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Recording Buckminster Fuller (1963)

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This facilities request was found in a 2” videotape box as this program, featuring the renowned architect/inventor Buckminster Fuller, was being dubbed in 2010 to a modern tape format. | Read more.

In: 1960s, Documents, Features, Museum of Science, Technologies, WGBH 2 |

Remembering “The Club”

The Club

From Bruce Bordett “The Club” began on channel 44 as “Club 44.” I think it was around 1977-80. Studio A was converted into a bar/club where each Friday night we would tape four, half-hour, back to back, “live” 30 minute segments. These featured local bands and musical acts, cooking segments, political editorials from Barney Frank, […] | Read more.

In: 125 Western Ave., 1970s, 1980s, Anecdotes, Features, Photos, WGBH 2, WGBX 44 | , , , , ,

Bruce Bordett: The place I wanted to be

Bruce Bordett (left) and Ross Morash at the 2000 Reunion

From Bruce Bordett Sometime my senior year in college I decided that WGBH was the place I wanted to be. I started in the mailroom in 1971 and made it onto the crew about a year later. This I learned later was the time-honored path for many who had gone before me to find job […] | Read more.

In: 1970s, 1980s, Anecdotes, Features, People, WGBH 2 | , , ,
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