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Donna Halper attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she was the first woman announcer in the school's history, broadcasting a nightly show on the campus radio station beginning in October 1968. Ms Halper completed 2 master's degrees from Northeastern (and is currently completing a PhD from U.Massachusetts/Amherst). She went on to a successful career in broadcasting, including over 25 years as a radio programming and management consultant in markets of all sizes, all over North America.

Prior to becoming a consultant, she spent 13 years as an announcer, music director and assistant program director in 4 major markets.

Ms. Halper is a respected and experienced media historian, whose research has resulted in appearances on Chronicle (WCVB, Channel 5 in Boston), Voice of America, PBS/NewsHour, National Public Radio/Weekend America, New England Cable News, the History Channel, ABC Nightline, WBZ Radio, WNYC Radio, and several local TV stations. She has been quoted in a number of newspapers, magazines and encyclopedias. Ms. Halper is the author of four books, the most recent of which is a history of talk shows, "Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America." She has done speaking engagements and presentations about media history all over the Eastern USA. As a free-lance writer, essays of hers have appeared in such places as the Boston Globe, Quincy Patriot-Ledger, Radio World, EXTRA, All-Access.com, and Radio Guide. She has also been a fact-checker and/or copy editor for several academic reference books and encyclopedias.

In addition to Ms. Halper's long career in both radio and print, she is well-known for discovering the rock group RUSH, who dedicated their first 2 albums to her. In her spare time, she collects stamps, old magazines, and radio memorabilia.

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Monday, September 7, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children? An educator talks about why parents who fear or dislike president Obama should not impose that on their kids.

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With a Little Help From My Friends When I discovered the rock group Rush, I never expected it would lead to a 34 year friendship. And that is what this essay is about-- how friendship, including the friendships we make on the blogs and websites, can help us get through difficult times.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why the "War on Christmas Won't Stop... And Why It Should The War on Christmas is over for another year, but the right is hard at work implementing a strategy they've been trying to use since the 1790s... This year, they got some results, with the House passing a resolution that implies America is a Christian nation... I discuss the history behind their strategy and what progressives can learn from it.