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The view from inside WBCN’s rise and fall

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Author and longtime Boston disc jockey Carter Alan will talk about his new book, “Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Arlington High School’s media center. Alan will appear as part of Arlington Community Education’s fall speaker series. A disc jockey at WBCN from 1979 to 1998, Alan will be discussing its 41-year run as a progressive rock station that broadcast its last song over the radio waves in August 2009. Tickets are $5; preregistration is available at www.arlingtoncommunityed.org or by calling 781-316-3568.

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