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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