Monday, August 10, 2009

Larry Glick award established at Emerson College

This morning, Emerson College and family and friends of the late Boston talkmaster Larry Glick announced the establishment of the Glick Memorial Radio Award at the school. Glick passed away five months ago at the age of 87(BRW 3/27). His friends and family have established the award to pay tribute to his memory and advance the training of the next generation of radio talent. Here's the official release :


August 10, 2009

Boston - The Larry Glick Memorial Award has been established at Emerson College in Boston by friends and family of the legendary talk-master Larry Glick, who died in March 2009 during heart surgery. He was 86.

A pioneer of talk radio, Larry was based in Boston from 1964-1992 first at WMEX for four years, followed by nearly 20 years at WBZ and, finally, at WHDH. Devoted “Glicknics,” across the U.S. and in eastern Canada tuned in for his late night/early morning broadcasts, many listening with radios hidden beneath their pillows so as to not disturb their spouses or let parents in on the secret. A Glick University T-shirt was a coveted status symbol; many fans claim they still have them.

Known for his wit and sense of fun, Glick often tracked down celebrities by phone as well as made ‘celebrities’ of his regular callers. A licensed pilot and hypnotist, he lived in Florida during his retirement and reconnected with many of his fans while working at a Legal Sea Foods restaurant as a greeter. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame last fall.

Glick received formal training in broadcasting while attending night classes at Emerson College in Boston. The College continues the tradition of training students in all aspects of radio broadcast, satellite, and Internet transmission including through coursework and hands-on experience on award-winning WERS (88.9 FM; and the Emerson Talk & Information Network.

The Larry Glick Memorial Radio Award will be used to encourage students to pursue careers in radio and to support their attendance at professional workshops/conferences to further their training and create a network of contacts. Those interested in paying tribute to Larry Glick and advancing the careers of aspiring professionals can send their tax-deductible contributions payable to Emerson College to:

Emerson College
Larry Glick Memorial Radio Award
120 Boylston St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02116-4624

Please make a note in the memo section of your check that the gift is for the Glick Award.

Located on Boston Common in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson is the only four-year private college in the United States devoted to communication and the performing arts. With 3,000 undergraduates and 900 graduate students from across the United States and 40 countries, Emerson is teaching the next generation of leaders in communication and the arts. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 60 student organizations and performance groups, 15 NCAA teams, student publications, honor societies, television stations including the Emerson Channel, and WERS-FM, Boston’s award-winning noncommercial radio station.

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