Frontline executive editor Lou Wiley to retire

From Louis Wiley, Jr. (via Fred Barzyk) Hello Frontliners and Frontline/Worlders – Uncle Lou (that would be me) has some news. I have decided to ease into retirement and reinvent myself. Beginning September 1, I will be working half-time, and on Jaunuary 1, 2008, I will become a consultant on call or as David likes…

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WGBH Moving to Brighton, 02135

From Fred Barzyk I visited the new WGBH this week. The office part of the complex is just starting to fill up, with many departments yet to move. The studio, master control, and public areas will not open until September. The official turning on of the LED outside walls will happen on September 17. There…

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Portraits from the ’60s

From Don Hallock Here’s a collection of images rediscovered by Steve Gilford in May, 2002. The captions are largely in his own words. Photos credited, where available. From Steve Gilford As for the Conference Room, when we moved into 125 Western, I was so struck by the size of the conference room table, I took…

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The BU Scholars Crew (1959)

Photo Source Unknown Caption from Al Boyns The notorious Boston University Scholars “Crew of ’59.” Top left to right: Al Kelman, Phil Fields, Tom McGrath, Fred Barzyk, Don Knox, Bert Bell, Sue Dietrich, Dave Nohling, Jim Hennes, John Sunier, John Engel. Bottom left to right: Lew Yeager, Joe (Mark) Mobius, Brooks Leffler, Mel Bernstein. Not…

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Gilded Folk and Motorcycles (1960s)

From Steve Gilford In the mid-Sixties, we produced a show called "Folk Music, USA". The "we" is corporate-speak. I think the real producer was Fred Barzyk. In any case, I was stage manager. I enjoyed working that show more than any other during my time at GBH. Traditional music was, and is, a big part…

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Rat Alley Reminiscence (1959)

From Paul Noble Now, here’s a really choice photo, from Brooks Leffler. It’s the entrance to Fred Barzyk’s and Tom McGrath’s dreadful little hovel in "Rat Alley," 1959. It was literally in a back alley which ran from Massachusetts Avenue out behind the Zebra Lounge. The hundreds of resident rats were the size of house…

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Living Places of the Not-so-rich and Occasionally Infamous (1957-63)

From Don Hallock Just around the corner from the former Zebra Lounge, (the present-day Crossroads Tavern, shown in this photo to the right of center) was a pair of apartments at 27 1/2 Massachussetts Avenue, over a greasy spoon eating place which shared a kitchen with the Zebra. The second floor was occupied by Bill…

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Reunion 2006 VIII

Photos by Annie Valva, Leona Hartnett and Steve Rhodes 76. Janet McFadden, Scot Osterweil, Art Cohen 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86.

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Bill Fairweather Retires

From Fred Barzyk I went into the station on Monday for a meeting … and found that the station had closed because of the snow storm. I don’t ever remember when the station would shut itself down because of the weather … except for the big one in 1978. Anyway, talking to one of the…

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