Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The End : WBCN signs off for the final time

The Rock is dead. At least it is at WBCN 104.1FM, the pioneering Boston station that helped invent the album-oriented radio format in the late 1960s and early 1970's and made "The Rock of Boston" its slogan.

A few minutes after midnight this morning, the last notes of the Pink Floyd's "Shine On Your Crazy Diamond" classic and brief audio montage signaled the close of an era.

Ed. Note : Let's hope years from now, when people are thinking back on their memories of Boston, they'll think of WBCN and remember the station as a collective of great people and great music and just a wonderful time. Goodbye, old friend and thank you for a ride!


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Factor X-11 said...

Who will be replacing Jon Wallach on Dale and Holley on WEEI?

Anonymous said...

At the moment Chris Villani has replaced Wallach doing the midday updates. He used to work at 1510 on the 'Young Guns' sports show, which has now moved to ESPN890.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe 'BCN is gone from was never my favorite station (I'm an 'FNX fan), but it was a constant presence in my youth through college. I'd still flip to it occasionally on the commute...until I got a new car in June that came with a teaser 6-month subscription to satellite radio. Only heard about the demise of BCN when reading up on the new WBZ-FM this evening.

The Internet's killing newspapers; satellite, digital radio, and mp3 players are killing traditional radio. Makes me feel old at 35.