Author Topic: Donna Halper, Renown Radio Historian Presentation Friday May 2nd 1:00PM  (Read 1872 times)

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NEAR-Fest is pleased to welcome Donna Halper, a well-known Boston radio historian, academic and author who will be giving us a very interesting and informative talk on Friday, May 2nd 2014 at 1:30PM in the Entertainment Building.  I first heard Donna speak at a meeting of the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association in Gloucester MA and am very pleased that she accepted my invitation to be here with us at Deerfield.


Donna is holding a photo of a person very special to her and subject of much of her research, Eunice Randall Thompson, (1898-1982) from Mattapoisett, MA.  Eunice was New England's first woman broadcaster and a very early YL amateur radio operator, "ER", 1CDP and later W1MPP (SK). 


Read more aout Eunice Randall:  http://www.oldradio.com/archives/people/randall.htm

Donna has worked in the broadcast industry for many years as an announcer, consultant. and currently Assistant Professor of Communication at Leslie College in Cambridge MA.   Donna's also, an author of several books including ICONS OF TALK a fascinating look at radio and TV talk shows and the people that host them.  Her latest book, BOSTON RADIO 1920-2010, part of the Images of America series published by Arcadia Press, personally signed by the author, will be available at the Entertainment Building.  There will be a drawing for a copy for those in attendance at the end of Donna's talk.

This is a presentation you are not going to want to miss.  Get there early or you'll be standing.

73,

MisterMike, W1RC