Charles Laquidara [via Skype] (WBCN), Billy Costa (KISS 108), Julie Kramer (WFNX/RadioBDC), and Henry Santoro (WFNX/RadioBDC)
Moderated by John Laurenti (WODS)
WBCN was the original, superstar-establishing, DJ-controlled rock station that showed how excellent rock radio could be when you let the DJs curate the offerings. As independent radio station WFNX is sold to Clear Channel this year, Bostonians wonder how rock radio has become a corporation-controlled industry and whether internet and digital radio can avoid the same fate. DJs Charles Laquidara [via Skype] (WBCN), Billy Costa (KISS 108), Julie Kramer (WFNX/RadioBDC), and Henry Santoro (WFNX/RadioBDC) tell moderator John Laurenti, a New England radio mainstay for over 25 years, about the changes they are adapting to in the new world of music business. We’ll hear how WBCN’s rise and fall foretold industry changes, the story behind the end of WFNX, and what the rebirth of independent rock radio might look like.
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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