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Maxanne

Sam Kopper hired 20-year old Maxanne Sartori from Seattle’s KLOL-FM to take over WBCN’s afternoon shift on Friday the 13th of November, 1970. Certainly no bad omen, that day marked the beginning of a fruitful and famous association that lasted nearly seven years. It was quickly evident that Maxanne, as she called herself on the air, liked to rock, as Debbie Ullman observed: “I was motivated by the counterculture – Jesse Colin Young, Incredible String Band, Jefferson Airplane, [but] she was really into rock and roll. She was much more tuned into what [would be] happening with ‘BCN by the…

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