- Years at WGBH: 1951-52
From Russ Butler — 6/11/2009
I was one of the original volunteers when WGBH-FM first went on the air from the Symphony Hall studios. Hartford Gunn, Bill Cavness, Louis M. Lyons, Bill Busick, announcers Alden Stevens and William Pierce were some of the people with whom I’ve worked in 1951-52.
I retired from a 40+ year career in broadcasting, including Vermont Public Radio and Vermont ETV. My career started with those wonderful and exciting early experiences at WGBH when it first went on the air.
My enthusiasm for radio continues with an Internet radio program, SONGBOOK AMERICA at www.bostonpete.com/russ with music from my personal collection of American standards, jazz and legendary songbook composers and performers that I record in my home studio (Bill Busiek would be proud!). Listeners email me worldwide and when they read my bio on my web page, a few have identified hearing the original WGBH-FM in Boston.