back arrowView show

SEASON ONE, EPISODE 5: “Where’d You Go?”


Episode description

The Channel became a musical melting pot in a city still divided by parochial neighborhoods and lingering racial animosities. A club on a desolate stretch of the Boston waterfront became a hub for rock ‘n’ roll, punk, hardcore, straight-edge, and a rapidly developing ska scene. Radio stations were battling for dominance. Politicians were looking to score points by using The Channel to further their agendas. And another local club owner–and Godson of a fearsome mafiosi–is hanging around The Channel. Little did he know that his time was running out…

This is the fifth chapter of the true and complete story of Boston’s legendary live music club, The Channel. As this 10-episode season continues, you’ll hear all about the club’s gritty beginnings, 1980s live music heyday, and the bitter end, when local mobsters leave the club in ruins…and leave one man dead, sparking a 25-year mystery.

If you enjoyed Episode Five, please show your support by subscribing to “Boston Venue: The Channel Story” and leaving a review.

Music featured in this episode, “Police Beat” and “Where’d You Go” provided by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Contributing storytellers in this episode: Dickie Barrett, Sean McNally, Carter Alan, Brad Mindich, Warren Scott, Peter Booras, and Caesar Angiulo.

Listen & Subscribe:
Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts

Get more of The Channel Story on our website,
Conceived and created by Harry Booras. Executive Producer, David Ginsburg. Produced by Chachi LoPrete. Written by Harry Booras. Edited by Christopher O’Keeffe. Contributing writer: David Ginsburg. Recording engineer: Tory Lam. Audio production by Tony Baglio and Dan Thibeault. Graphic Design by Lisa St. John. Narrated by John Laurenti.

episodes iconMore Episodes

SEASON ONE, EPISODE FOUR: “Lawyers, Guns and Money”

July 7th, 2019


The Channel finds itself in the midst of a decade of profound change in Boston. Live music was a major part of that cultural shift. In the halls and …


May 31st, 2019


In its first 60 days, The Channel had a run of winning shows featuring a schedule of first tier rock ‘n’ roll headliners including Levon Helm, Joe …


April 30th, 2019


Spring, 1980 on the desolate South Boston waterfront. Harry Booras and his partners have spent a long winter scrambling to get the doors to the club …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE ONE: “Channel One: The Beginning”

April 3rd, 2019


Boston, 1980. A hungry young entrepreneur named Harry Booras is ready to make the jump from a gig with an air-freight company into the nightclub business. Before long, he’s set to open the largest entertainment club in …

Music, Nightlife & Murder: A Sneak Peek at Boston Venue: The Channel Podcast

March 6th, 2019


This upcoming podcast tells the true and complete story of Boston’s legendary Channel nightclub, from the gritty beginnings, through the glory days, and the bitter end, when Boston mobsters leave the club in ruins–and …

Loading ...

Download the RadioPublic app for
 FREE and never miss an episode.

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store