About the WGBH Alumni Network

The Alumni Network, including this Web site, is independent from WGBH, and is intended solely for scholarly research.

While the Alumni site might be beneficial to those doing scholarly research, for all of us it’s a tremendous asset, keeping connected those who were fortunate enough to work at ‘GBH and allowing us to share memories and keep our shared history alive.

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Our history

Don Hallock created the original WGBH Alumni Web site for the first reunion in 2000. Later that year, he moved it to its current URL and stewarded it through a burst of creative energy, publishing dozens of profiles, stories, and images over the next six years, through the 2006 Reunion.

When Don stepped down in 2007, Jay Collier volunteered to serve as publisher and editor. He integrated all of Don’s content into version 2 of the site, improving usability and, while continuing to publish new material from alumni.

Then, working under the umbrella of The Compass LLC, Jay migrated the site into WordPress in September 2010 and revised the interface in May 2016 and November 2019. Visitors can:

  • Browse through related stories by category or tag.
  • Add comments on any story or profile; after moderation, they will appear on that story.
  • Submit stories and photos directly on the site.
  • Subscribe to new stories via e-mail.

In 2023, Christine Lear took on the mantle of content editor, while Jay remains publisher and occasionally posts stories of special interest.

This is a labor of love.


  1. Marianne Neuman on January 6, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    I agree. I might not have appreciated WGBH as much as I should have back then but it’s more than obvious now.

  2. Anne Marie (McKenna) Sanders on December 31, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Realizing what a special place WGBH was to work in the late 80’s and 90’s.

  3. Elizabeth Burton on July 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Bill, I never did Tanglewood, but certainly did Dave Davis’s musical programs. It was a wonderful time to be working at GBH. I’ll never forget the energy and enthusiasm of all of us. We turned a staid “educational” station into an exciting channel. What an honor for you! My best, Elizabeth Burton

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