() Laquidara was a huge force in Boston radio, particularly in the 1980's-1990's.
From 1972-1996 He did mornings - "The Big Mattress" on 'BCN, then took the program over to WZLX for another four years before retiring to Maui in 2000. But in 1970, WBCN was free form progressive radio, and Laquidara's shifts included sound effects and novelty tunes.
For the last 30 years, the station has been known as Album Rock "I-95" with the calls WRKI.
My thanks for Jim for this neat memory of my college days.
Jim would arrive at the station with tons of records and carts he'd use for music and sound for the show.
It's a scary good time, and a donation from Charles Laquidara WBCN Boston 1970.
Steele died in December 2002, and has been honored on this page.
Gotta love the way he says "after" and goes into that occasional falsetto for which he was well known. It's easy to catch the reverb, jingles and staging - but it always seemed that moments where you'd hear two songs in a row were rare.
The ET's for the spots were seriously scratchy, too.
But, it's the "Gay, gay Phil Christy Show" and it's obvious Christy has a pleasantly dry sense of humor.
() Even though Brindle ended up as Assistant PD to Bob Pittman, he was saying goodbye to New York on the aircheck from 8/29/77.
On 9/1/77, Pittman took over as PD with a whole new cast, including replacing Don Imus with Ellie Dylan, and also hiring Allen Beebe, Johnny Dark and Lee Masters. () This great sounding aircheck of WTIC was recorded 9/30/91.