Carter Alan Presents his New Book, Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN
Presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers
October 3, 2013
Please join WZLX DJ and author Carter Alan for a talk and book signing for his new book, Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN, the definitive story of the pioneering rock radio station that galvanized a city and a generation.
WBCN became the musical, cultural, and political voice of the young people of Boston and New England, sustaining a vibrant local music scene that launched such artists as the J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, James Taylor, Boston, the Cars, and many others. Along the way, the station both pioneered and defined progressive rock radio, the dominant format for a generation of listeners. Brilliantly told by Carter Alan--and featuring the voices of station listeners and the artists that played--Radio Free Boston is the story of a city in tumult, of artistic freedom, of music, politics and identity, and of the cultural, technological, and financial forces that killed rock radio.
"Due to the passion of these local DJs, we were able to ignite a fire that would burn in the hearts of millions . . . Thank you WBCN." --from the foreword by Steven Tyler