Lamenting to the loss of the "rock of boston" WBCN. Working there was perhaps the funnest most underpaid time of my entire life. In my few years there, I met david bowie, members of pearl jam, the counting crows, alan parsons, live, presidents of the USA, metallica, 311, talking heads, the samples, peter wolf, boston, rick ocasek, pj harvey, weezer, the outlaws, marshall tucker and many more from comedians to actors. I was actually paid to drive the WBCN hummer around boston one day to use up the tank of gas so it could go inside for the "world of wheels". I once was the chauffer for joey ramone and had to pick him up at Logan Airport. I got paid to go to woodstock '94 and hiked down the mass pike when our car ran out of gas on the way home. When jerry garcia died, at 3pm I hit the button on "touch of grey", at the time it was the last Dead song WBCN ever played. I admit it, I dressed up as a lobster once "the rock lobster" and waved to people in Allston as they beeped their horns and gave me the finger. I DJ'ed a wedding for a top WBCN staffer, and had members of the staff at my college graduation. In the summer, we'd crack open the garage at WBCN and sit and listen to the red sox play right across the street. Longtime fans know WBCN call letters originally beckened back to its classical music past. In my years there, we went from "the rock of boston" to the "rock revolution" to "boston's new rock" and "the rock" No question, the rock will live on.
Pete Wilgoren 1993-1998
WBCN listener line, van driver, assistant producer, longtime fan