104.1 Boston WBCN


WBCN was much more than a rock station. In its heyday, the station’s personalities created their own show elements. Nearly all of them were masters at innovation and great interviewers. For several decades, WBCN’s morning man was Charles Laquidera. Not only did Laquidera have a top rated morning Rock show, he frequently had special guests in the studio. He also had some legendary show elements that are remembered to this day.

“Michigas” was a meaningless contest where listeners called in and Laquidera would ask them to do off the wall things. Michigas was the last element in Laquidera’s show before he would turn it over to midday jock Ken Shelton, so, Shelton was usually part of the fun.

This particular day, not only is Ken Shelton in the studio for Michigas, but Wolfman Jack was there! Now, this recording only deals with Michigas, so we don’t know why Wolfman was in the studio that day. It could have been a promotion, or maybe Laquidera and Wolfman Jack were good friends. They sure got along well in this segment.

I don’t want to spoil this for our listeners, so you have to listen to hear what the caller was asked to do. Actually, its GREAT!


As usual, the Contributor sent in a clean and crisp recording. This was mastered with high-quality tape. Its obvious that the recording was made relatively close to Boston, as there’s no FM “white noise” present on this aircheck. This received some very light processing here at Airchexx to bring it up to our quality standards. There’s no music here, no copyright issues and no clue if this was in stereo or mono. Just as with the Mark Parenteau aircheck, it really doesn’t matter.


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By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

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