[JPL] New home for WGBH

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Tue Jun 12 12:03:12 EDT 2007


On Tuesday 12 June 2007 11:17:02 am Tom Mallison wrote:

> Congratulation Eric and family.  The photo is great and I am sure you will
> find the new facilities great.  There will always be improvements but just
> getting new clean studios can be a real PR plus.  Keep the music spinning.
> I like the list of requests for Tuesday Night.  See ya and Newport. ALOHA
> Tom

Thanks Tom, Brad and Bobby.

There are still some kinks to work out and we don't even have on-air lights 
working outside the studio yet but I felt very comfortable after just a few 
minutes using the new stuff.

This move is a big deal for me personally. I started at WGBH in 1975 doing a 
weekly show. It was a pre-produced so that was recorded in the production 
studios at WGBH. I went on the air full time in 1977. I have been working in 
that building at 125 since then and I've been broadcasting out of the same 
studio for all of those years. (It was remodeled several times) It has been a 
kind of home away from home for the last 30 years.

I'm curious as to what Steve Schwartz is going to do. His show is called Jazz 
From Studio 4. In the new building, he won't be broadcasting from Studio 4. I 
think his choices are 5 and 6.

I'm glad to hear that you folks are coming back to Newport this year. Last 
year I also ran into Derrick Lewis at the festival besides seeing the jazz 
radio folks from the area.

We are again planning on taking a bus down to Newport on Saturday and Sunday. 
In the past the bus trip cost $150.00 dollars. That included round trip 
transportation to Newport, a ticket to the festival, pastry and coffee in the 
morning at the station, a bagged lunch at the festival. I believe they also 
get some sort of WGBH memorabilia, like a tee shirt. They become members of 
WGBH at the $150.00 level. Part of the advertised feature for the event, and 
I don't know how to put a monetary value on it is that you can travel to 
Newport with Steve Schwartz, Eric Jackson and usually some other of our jazz 
hosts.

If you get to Newport, remember WGBH is only about 50 or 60 miles away. Come 
on up for a visit!


Eric Jackson
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
WGBH Boston
89.7 FM
www.wgbh.org/jazz






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> > [Original Message]
> > From: Eric Jackson <eric-jackson at comcast.net>
> > To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> > Date: 6/12/2007 9:47:14 AM
> > Subject: [JPL] New home for WGBH
> >
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> > Relaunching this summer
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> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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> >
> >
> >
> > I did my show last night from the new home of WGBH. The station
>
> officially
>
> > changed it's address more than a month ago to 1 Guest Street, Boston
>
> 02135
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> > but we didn''t go on the air until yesterday as the move is taking place
>
> over
>
> > several months. There is an artist's drawing of the outside of the
>
> building
>
> > at www.wgbh.org and I think there are some other pictures elsewhere on
>
> the
>
> > website.
> >
> > I haven't seen much of the new place myself. I've seen the air studios,
>
> the
>
> > library (It's still called "the Radio Record Library") and the office
>
> space
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> > that I have but not much more. Construction is not complete yet. I know
>
> that
>
> > there is a 200 seat performance space that the engineers are very excited
> > about. I'm not sure if this is true or not but I've heard there is a 10
>
> ft
>
> > Steinway Grand in the performance space.
> >
> > For the last few weeks we asked listeners to email us 3 requests that
>
> they'd
>
> > like to hear us play when we moved. Their names were then entered into a
> > drawing to win a Bose sound system. I've posted my playlist from last
>
> night.
>
> > Everything I played was one of the request I got. I'll play more
>
> throughout
>
> > the week and on Friday night Steve Schwartz will play more requests.
> >
> >
> > Eric Jackson
> > 8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
> > WGBH Boston
> > 89.7 FM
> > www.wgbh.org/jazz
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