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Ever wonder how BOSTON got its name or how BOSTON’s sound came to be? Although Boston is still active playing and recording today, many listeners associate Boston with the music from their debut album. Only two people were actually signed by Epic Records to record the album, Tom Scholz and Brad Delp. Scholz and Delp together wrote all of the songs released on the first album, performed 89 percent of the tracks by overdubbing, and Scholz engineered and produced most of it in a studio he built in his basement.
According to Scholz, both Boylan and his engineer Warren Dewey suggested “Boston” for the new act for obvious reasons. Although Scholz felt it would be read as copying “Chicago,” all of his rock music background had come from Boston. Even as a high school student in Toledo, Ohio he carefully tuned in Boston’s WBZ, a high power AM radio station which played the new influx of British rock, and a collection of groups known in the 60’s as the “Boston” sound – and of course, he, Delp and the others lived in the greater Boston area. “Boston” it would be
The Dudley and Bob show has an illustrious history. Of the 40 years that KLBJ has been in existence, Dale Dudley has been on its airwaves for 25 of them, and his co-host, Bob Fonseca, has been in the studio with him for the last 20 years. With a supporting cast of producers, sidekicks, and a large variety of guests, the show has dominated the airwaves in Austin from 6am to 10am. They’ve won awards from Billboard, Emmis (the parent company of KLBJ), the Austin Chronicle, and many more. Dudley and Bob were also recently inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
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