WBCN and the American Revolution
The Incredible, True Story of How a Radio Station, Politics, and Rock and Roll Changed Everything
A documentary that tells the amazing story of the radical underground radio station WBCN, set againt the social, political, and cultural changes of the 1960s and 1970s.
From 1968 to Watergate, Boston's WBCN was the hub of the rock-and-roll, antiwar, psychedelic solar system. This documentary presents the amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN-FM, set against profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late 1960s and early 1970s.Told through the actual sights, sounds, and stories of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, exploding music and countercultural scenes, militant antiwar activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women's and LGBTQ liberation movements.
WBCN and the American Revolution is “the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock 'n' roll changed everything.”
Directed by Peabody Award-winner Bill Lichtenstein, who began working at WBCN at age 14 in 1970, and companion to his book, WBCN and the American Revolution.