I was the last full-time DJ that Oedipus hired. Oedipus was one of the first to play the Clash. Attending Boston's Emerson College, his avuncular personality and huge musical knowledge led him to a job as a DJ at the city's WBCN radio station, then a bastion of underground styles. But now radio is more of a specialized thing. Everyone listened to WBCN, until it started to fall apart. Mai 2006 bis zum 15. And once you control everything, you don’t need to be creative, you don’t need to be dynamic, you don’t need to deal with a bunch of weird characters. Mark Parenteau was up in the car, doing a live broadcast. I remember when I first played “Roxanne” on the air, people thought it was the end of the world. Now they can actually afford to put out a halfway decent independent record which gets noticed by the major label, and now they get signed by the major label and become stars.
So he said, “Why don’t you just come in and play your music?” So on the first night, I was the second DJ. Eddie Gorodetsky is a television writer and producer. So these bands, because we thought they were good, could be heard next to the Clash, or could be heard next to Fleetwood Mac.
And when I say multiple, I mean hundreds, if not a thousand, stations. But then, if it was kind of vicious out, you could play “Riders on the Storm” by the Doors. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. There were valiant attempts to bring things back on track, but it was rough at that point. He’s got a 13, the highest rating ever in the history of ratings. Eddie Gorodetsky is a producer and writer, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), Mom (2013) and The Big Bang Theory (2007). An association with the comedian and magician Penn Jillette and his partner Teller led Gorodetsky to help write some of their television specials, including "Penn and Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends" (1987) and "Don't Try This at Home!" This is noise!” As program director, I made sure we always had at least one local band in rotation. He called up wanting to be a contestant.
The jocks now are continually selling you something. Rhapsody and Pandora and Spotify aren’t going to go away, but they are jukeboxes. Literally. I listened to ’BCN when I was little, because that’s what my parents listened to. Since then: President of Lichtenstein Creative Media; director of The American Revolution, a forthcoming documentary on the early days of WBCN. It was not just your talent—you had to be able to hang with the boys and you had to take a certain number of lumps that the boys didn’t have to. Since then: Assistant program director and midday DJ, WZLX. Once you reach number one, once you reach that magical economic success, once you reach X number of millions of dollars in billing, where do you go? Everybody listened to WBCN.
Radio’s fate was sealed in 1996 when they signed the Telecommunications Act. We not only entertained them, we also educated them—whether it was the Vietnam War, Nelson Mandela, apartheid, inequality, women’s rights, the labor movement.
You go to a station for a specific reason and it’s just the way things have gone. Since then: DJ at WZLX and KISS; editor in chief at Citysearch; marketing director at Ticketmaster Online. Now the clubs are making some more money, so they keep booking the bands. He has been nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning one. I’ve heard that story six times, and it’s told differently each time. ’BCN was arguably the most credible news source in Boston, in the same way that Jon Stewart is arguably the most credible journalist on TV. Gorodetsky's next continuing project defined his career as a television writer and cemented the first of two important professional relationships. They played taped interviews with Springsteen, the Clash, an interview with Tim Leary. Eddie G. ist Musikliebhaber, er verfügt über eine enorme Musikkollektion auf CD und noch viel mehr als Download. He was 10 to 12 years older than I. I was like his kid brother. Eddie Gorodetsky is a producer and writer, known for, Review: "Masked And Anonymous" (2003) Starring Bob Dylan; Blu-ray Special Edition, ‘Mom’ Star Anna Faris Exits CBS Series Ahead of Season 8, ‘Mom’ Star Anna Faris Exits CBS Comedy Series After Seven Seasons. It was just a matter of time before it became centrally controlled and they could put all of these cost-cutting measures into effect. This is what happened: WBCN started on Newbury Street, 171 Newbury Street. There were all the artists—Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, U2—that the station broke and changed lives. They were just a bunch of crazy hippies. There isn’t a museum yet, but Boston archivist David Bieber—who, as a grad student, profiled the nascent WBCN for this magazine in 1970, and later worked at the station—has leased key artifacts to the Verb Hotel, a boutique hotel opening this month next door to WBCN’s former studios. You have a world with just the Eagles. ’BCN was creative and successful for a long time. It didn’t have that cool radio vibe. (1990). Callers to the WBCN Listener Line got advice on everything from new bands to how to survive a bad drug trip. SAM KOPPERAt WBCN: Program director, morning DJ, 1968–’71; live music broadcast producer and weekend DJ, 1975–’91. Without that cornerstone, you would not have the direction that music took. I’ve become the de facto spokesperson for the final era. So many of the best stories would get me or somebody else in trouble, which is probably why they’re great stories. Back in the day, Charles was really my mentor. It was also a groundbreaking station. On this, the five-year anniversary of ’BCN’s demise, we tracked down key players from those halcyon days—disc jockeys, news reporters, producers, and programmers—to get a behind-the-scenes look at our fair city, back when Boston sat at the epicenter of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Every night, these same jocks rode in vans plastered with the ’BCN logo, straight to the town’s hottest gigs to greet packs of fans.
They gave Mark Parenteau a 3, and they gave Charles Laquidara, that old guy, like a 3.6. We would all play a consistent amount of new music, and then there were times every hour when you could go to the outer library, which was 30,000 albums. I’m not a real fan of what he did or what he does.
I got to interview people like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Rod Stewart, Ronny Wood, Smokey Robinson. I remember we were doing this promotion for the Cars. If you're a human and see this, please ignore it.
And he screwed up all the time!
Gorodetsky also broadened his range of credits while working alongside Lorre, directing episodes of "Dharma & Greg" and appearing onscreen in three episodes of "Two and a Half Men." You can’t go backward. I don’t know how I would have developed differently had I not had the ’BCN experience. The Police, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, and the Clash. The idea of the radio, and crafting it, and being a person on the other end, that will never die. I was one of Charles’s personal producers—coordinating Mishegas, the prizes, the contestants, the wake-up calls. When I say local, I don’t mean Aerosmith, I don’t mean the Cars, I mean local. Duane got 13. PAUL “TANK” SFERRUZZAAt WBCN: Listener Line operator, van driver, producer, sports reporter, 1978–’95. In that way, WBCN was the Facebook of its era. One of the things that it pioneered is a style of production, those highly edited montages: Nixon with music and comedy. The station went on strike in 1979 because the new owners, Hemisphere Broadcasting, came in. It was here that he began to hone the craft of comedy writing while producing amusing skits for the station, and he moved into this field full-time as he became disillusioned with the station's drift towards straightforward classic rock sounds. Take the Clash.
Desc: Eddie Gorodetsky is a television writer and producer.
Suddenly, you have two talk shows on in the morning and afternoon drive, so what is ’BCN? I remember one night, Paul Ahern, a record promoter, and I were sitting in his car, maybe smoking a fatty, and he said, “Charles, I want you to hear something. People forget that there was a time when the Police were brand-new and they played the Rat, in Kenmore Square. Eddie Gorodetsky is a television writer and producer. I was the artistic director of a 24-hour opera of the mind. During the station’s heyday, its DJs, the music scene, and listeners were all intensely interconnected.
At WBCN: Program director, morning DJ, ... Eddie Gorodetsky, who went on to do The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, he was our head writer. Innovations at ’BCN—like the mix of music, talk, and humor that Charles Laquidara brought to his morning show The Big Mattress—were soon replicated across the country. That killed radio. The eclectic style of the show was very much informed by Gorodetsky's musical aesthetic. Charles Laquidara is fearless.
I can trace my success to ’BCN. Luckily I’m still alive. Since then: Director of the Oedipus Foundation. Eddie Gorodetsky, who went on to do The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, he was our head writer. He reminds me, every time I see him, that I’d be nowhere without him. Twenty-four/seven, we were writing scripts, we had a musical backdrop, we had music going. There was the Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble. Since then: DJ at WZLX; inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2009; retired and living in Maui, currently working on an autobiography titled Daze in the Life. If you were taking some bad acid and needed somebody to talk you down, call us. This is awful! Duane Glasscock went on the air one Saturday and complained about the ratings—that’s how radio stations got their money, if they got high ratings from Arbitron, which was based in Maryland. I wasn’t allowed to run the radio station the way I wanted to.
Since then: Sports reporter for WATD and WBCN Free Form Rock, now retired. But you’ve got to admit he’s creative and managed to make it successful. But I remember my parents changing the station. Because the station got involved in giving these bands a higher profile, people could see them in clubs. Gorodetsky's other most important collaborator was rock icon Bob Dylan, whose satellite radio show "Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan" Gorodetsky produced, programmed and wrote for its entire run between 2006 and 2009. We all wish we could have been around in the ’70s and ’80s.
Attending Boston's Emerson College, his avuncular personality and huge musical knowledge led him to a job as a DJ at the city's WBCN radio station, then a bastion of underground styles. They still gave us good ratings the next time.
When the strike was over, Charles needed someone to be his brain.
The kid comes into the station.
His credits include Desert Bus, Mom (2013-present), Two and a Half Men (2003-2013), Dharma& Greg (1997-2002), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1993-1995), Mike& Molly (2010-2011), Saturday Night Live (1986-1987), SCTV Network 90 (1982), and Late Night with David Letterman. Play anything you want, say what you want. The station survived and prospered through generations in spite of tumultuous turnover, not to mention a 1979 strike by its DJs and staff. They had a studio upstairs, that’s where the classical music station was, and that’s where it started.
I was like that kid.
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