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Former WBCN DJ Alan to sign copies of new book at Tatnuck Bookseller

Carter alanWestborough – For 41 years, WBCN-FM was the radio station of choice for so many music lovers in New England. The progressive rock station was an important part of launching the careers of such diverse local artists as the J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, James Taylor, Boston, and the Cars. It also brought to the attention of listeners such rock icons as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, U2, and many others. Fans mourned when the station went off the air in August 2009.

But WBCN was more than just a radio station playing music. It was also a touchstone of sorts, helping to shape the cultural and political views of many listeners throughout the region.

For 19 years Carter Alan was a disc jockey in the midst of all that musical genius and creativity. Now, he has written a book, “Radio Free Boston: the Rise and Fall of WBCN” where he, other station insiders and the artists themselves share stories from that halcyon era. The book also features a foreword from Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith.

Currently a DJ and music director at WZLX in Boston, Alan is also the author several other books including “Outside Is America,” “The Road to Pop,” and “Life on the Road: The Adventures of Dinky Dawson.”

Alan will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery & Café Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. to meet fans and sign copies of “Radio Free Boston: the Rise and Fall of WBCN.”  Two other WBCN alumni, Ken Shelton and Mark Parenteau, will be there as well.

Tatnuck Bookseller is located in the Westborough Shopping Center, at Route 9 and Lyman Street. Carter Alan Radio Free Boston

 

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1 Comment for “Former WBCN DJ Alan to sign copies of new book at Tatnuck Bookseller”

  1. WBCN was also the first media outlet to introduce Monty Python to an American audience, by playing their first two records.

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