|Our thanks to Bob (Robert) Oakes for this contribution. Bob, who also programmed KSTP and KFWB, was the quiet genius behind The WBZ Grease Weekend and this second unique exhibit, 'BZ's Big Broadcast.|
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BZ's Big Broadcast of 1975, WBZ Boston (11:23)
. . . This is BZ's Big Broadcast of 1975. From the entertainment capitals of the world, performers have assembled for a star-studded radio first! . . .
[Description by Bob Oakes ]
These are excerpts from BZ's Big Broadcast. This event probably holds the record for the biggest ever remote broadcast ever staged by a single radio station. We flew in the original actors, actresses, announcers, musicians, sound effects people, etc. that performed old time radio in the 30's and 40's, and did it again - live.
All the shows were performed in front of live audiences at Dunfey's Hyannis Resort on Cape Cod. Rolls Royce provided the chauffeured limos, Altec Lansing provided truckloads of specialized audio gear, Gillette staged and sponsored the Friday Night Fights, etc., etc.
It was more than an event. It was work of love for all involved, and all for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We raised a hundred grand ($100,000) (1975 dollars!) during the 54 hours of this event. This, I might add, without a lot of radiothon type hype.
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