From Fred Barzyk Hello, my fellow Alumni. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the all new WGBH Alumni website. We must all tip our hats to Jay Collier who has done a yeomen job putting this all together. I encourage you to visit the site, leave a note or post a photo,…

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From David Atwood Needing a job fresh out of college in the fall of 1965 I made an alphabetical list of Boston’s TV stations. The first was WBZ. I set out from Woburn, found WBZ and went in looking for work. They said they might start me in the mail room. I was devastated. I…

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From the Boston Globe – 4/17/2010 Stations strive to gain distinctions that audiences, sponsors can hear Both stations, which are independent and design their own programming schedules, also announced recent changes in their lineups. In January, for instance, WGBH launched two local midday shows anchored by the broadcaster’s familiar personalities: “Greater Boston’’ television host Emily…

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From The Boston Globe Anne Slack, 94, TV teaching pioneer of ‘Parlons Français’ By Stephanie M. Peters A beautiful young woman with a large bouffant and perfectly manicured red nails, Anne Slack introduced French to more than 2 million elementary school children in the late 1950s and early 1960s by encouraging them to “écouter’’ and…

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From Fred Barzyk A memorial service honoring the life of Bernice Olenick will be held on Sunday January 11th, at 2 pm at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline (1 block outbound/west of Washington St.). Following the service, there will be a reception at her apartment house, 1550 Beacon St. (1 block east of…

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From Fred Barzyk Henry Becton’s mother, Jean (Coggan) Becton (91), passed away on Wednesday. The family will hold a private memorial service for her later this summer. In lieu of flowers, Henry and the family have asked that those wishing to make a donation in her memory could contribute to the Blue Hills Heritage Trust…

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Six WGBH Alumni — Fred Barzyk, Michael Ambrosino, Olivia Tappan, Bruce Bordett, and David Atwood — tour the studios and offices at 125 Western Avenue, WGBH’s primary home from 1964 to 2007

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From Fred Barzyk At the age of 81 Dave passed away on May 23, 2007, in the kitchen of his home in Guyana. He and his wife Joyce had been retired and playing Jazz around the islands since 1993. From WGBH QuickNooz (by permission) — 8/20/2007 Sad news from the Caribbean: Former WGBH Station Manager…

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