Dick Pleasants, A giant of the New England music scene

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After graduating from Emerson College in 1970, Dick began his career hosting folk programs on the South Shore, gathering audiences across the state before joining WGBH in Boston in 1978 as host and producer of the “Folk Heritage” show, which ran for more than 25 years.

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Planning the Next Alumni Reunion

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We have begun planning the next reunion, and we need your help! In order to make sure it will be another experience to remember, we need to know your preferences.

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In protest, jazz-style funeral for Eric Jackson’s show

Jazz Funeral for Eric Jackson

From the Boston Globe – 7/6/2012 Eric Jackson hosted his last weeknight show on WGBH-FM (89.7) Thursday night, and thanks to local saxophonist Ken Field, he went out with a funeral. Field, who hosts a show on WMBR-FM (88.1), led a New Orleans-style funeral outside the WGBH building in Brighton to protest the station’s recent cuts in…

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Microphone maestro

Ron Della Chiesa

From the Boston Globe: Ron Della Chiesa, 73, voice of the BSO, sounds off on musicians from Beethoven to Lady Gaga.

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Turmoil in the air waves

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From the Boston Globe: Some listeners are apparently gravitating to WBUR’s new rival because WGBH is offering more local programming, including talk shows. That’s not a bad development.

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WGBH changes sting public radio rival

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From the Boston Globe: Thousands of listeners are leaving WBUR and tuning into WGBH-FM 89.7, which last year replaced music programs with news and talk shows very much like WBUR’s.

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