Boston Tests New Music & Flunks Out (1972)

Going through my archives, I found this clipped from Rolling Stone in January of ’72. Written by the excellent reporter Timothy Crouse, this article was one of the seminal influences on my thinking about radio programming, music selection and also what a frustrating and capricious career I was involved in. I never met John Garabedian but this account of his work at WMEX inspired me, even as it drove home the fact that in the business of music radio programming, no matter how solid a station one might develop there was still no job security. Yet we did it. Because we loved it.