WGBH Timeline (1946-1978)

From “The first 24 years: A somewhat random compendium of milestones along the way” 1836 John Lowell Jr., leaves a bequest creating free “public lectures for the benefit of the citizens of Boston.” 1946 The Lowell Institute forms a cooperative venture with six Boston colleges (spearheaded by Ralph Lowell) to broadcast educational programs on commercial…

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The 1961 WGBH Fire

From Don Hallock In the early morning hours of October 14, 1961, a raging fire at the 84 Massachusetts Avenue studios of WGBH completely destroyed the facility. WGBH FM and TV were located in the second and third floors of a three story roller former skating rink. The fire, which began in the studio-A area,…

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The Preparations – Friday II

From Don Hallock (except 15 by Sean Hallock) 11. The podium. 12. The stage on which the class of ’58 will sing their song. 13. Studio B will be a screening room. 14. Studio B. 15. Studio B set up as a screening room. 16. The front hall decorated with historic WGBH images from Archives,…

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