WBOI Presents: In Session Episode 020 History of Rock & Roll

Mar 31, 2021


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Barton Price, Lecturer in the School of Music at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Our conversation focused on the impact of radio on the earliest days of rock & roll, as well as its specific impact on some genres and bands. How did radio influence early artists like Chuck Berry and Bob Dylan? What scandals nearly derailed rock & roll programming? How was Queen’s cultural resonance even louder thanks to radio and other mediums? We’ll answer those questions and more on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session. You can follow along with the music referenced for this program on Spotify.

Our theme music is by Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our production assistants are Monica Blankenshi, Steve Mullaney, and Sydney Wagner. You can find other episodes of WBOI Presents: In Session here.