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Charles Laquidara coming back to town for a farewell; might bring Duane Glasscock

The Dig interviews the Big Mattress guy in advance of his performance at the Wilbur next week.

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Heard him on Howie yesterday, lousy interview by Howie. I wanted to Laquidara stories, not Howies. But Duane called into the show and it wasn't appreciated by Laquidara. Cant blame him, Glasscock sounded deranged.

So many fond memories of 'BCN. It was our "coming of age" station with a talented crew that never failed to entertain. (Still chuckle at the Revere School of Receptionists).

Blizzard of 78 - 'BCN was on and I believe I remember someone (Laquidara) stranded at the station so they stayed on the air.

This ought to be a great show. Although I hope Glasscock doesn't show..

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You know that Charles IS the voice of Duane, right?

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The cheesy "Duane Glasscock" persona was the beginning of the decline of WBCN. That is the moment it went from a serious music and news station to a gimmicky one, to compete with crassly commercial stations like WCOZ. WCOZ is little remembered now for what it was, but at the time it posed a SERIOUS threat to the dominance of WBCN. Tellingly, whenever Laqidara's
name comes up now, "Duane Glasscock" seems to be the main thing people remember, rather than the fact that he started out playing very innovative music, interviewing interesting people and pioneering one of the most progressive radio stations in the country. What does that tell you about mainstream radio listeners?

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The station was great not only for laughs from Laquidara, but also the music, I enjoyed both. Where I worked at the time there were arguments over whether WBCN or WCOZ who played harder rock, or the disco station, (precursor to KISS 108?) should be played over the warehouse's speakers. If I remember, WCOZ was high in the ratings with WBCN.

The purer form of WBCN was pre-Laquidara when Maxanne had the morning shift and the station was devoted to an eclectic brand of music, but there is nothing wrong with a few laughs in the morning, miss that.

It was a great station and I owe my musical education to them, but in the mid-80's WFNX had become a better station.

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Pantyclause is 'cumin to town

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You can always see him coming.

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She might go after the Wilbur theater for hosting this event, after all, Charles was a bit raunchy back in the day and Duane Glasscock was a sexist pig.
Hello Rangooooon

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Boomer.

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This is getting stupid.

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Perhaps a distinction without a difference

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Shirley didn't go after WEEI because of any hosts political beliefs , She said so herself..

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You created a strawman before anyone even bothered to comment, just so you could complain.

Nobody has yet complained.

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That was different age. Garbage like Minihane and Fauria deserve to be called out for their crap in real time though.

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Cancel culture doesn't

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Minihane and Fauria are still employed.

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Going after advertisers is something else, especially from a journalist who puts her own opinion out there.

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Tried and true method.

Many don't realize what their money is buying and are happy to stop spending it when their brand is associated with things they don't want their brand associated with

Free market in action. You have a problem with that?

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BCN was utterly brilliant from 1968 to about 1979, with the most golden time being 1968-1975. Calling their volunteer-staffed listener line in that period was like the internet of today. One could find out what concerts were happening, where the best place to buy records was, where to "crash" if you needed a place, etc. etc. The 80s began their long, slow, torturous decline.

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During John Brody's show. Very exciting. Lots going on.

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... whose response, every time Duane Glasscock's name came up, proves that you can be a serious, trained, credentialed mental health professional and still let your inner ten-year-old have a laugh once in a while.

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I'll have you know that I'm a twelve-year-old boy. Give me some credit.

(Heh heh. Glasscock.)

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