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WBCN and the American Revolution

WBCN and the American Revolution

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"Captures the station's rollicking spirit and free-form style" –Boston Globe

The amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late-1960s and early-70s. Told through the actual sights, sounds, and stories of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, exploding music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women's and LGBTQ-liberation movements.

It's "the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock 'n' roll changed everything."

Directed by Peabody Award-winner Bill Lichtenstein who began working at WBCN at age 14 in 1970.

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Al Perry
Andy Beaubien
Barry Schneier
Bill Lee
Bo Burlingham
Bob Slavin
Charles Daniels
Charles Laquidara
David Bieber
Directed by
Bill Lichtenstein
Produced by
Bill Lichtenstein
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