Hall of Fame: 2009

Don Latulippe

In his seventy years as a broadcaster, Don has done everything and he’s done it all well – as record librarian, board operator, music announcer, sports producer, newscaster, interviewer, public affairs director, news director, and television host.

Don Latulippe made his first radio appearance on April 10, 1937 on the Laco Shampoo Hour on WHDH Radio in Boston. Ten years later he was given an after-school job by Jim Asher at WJDA in Quincy as a board operator and record librarian.

Later he became the morning man on WEZE, then operating in the window of the Statler Office Building in Boston as "The Wonderful World of Music."

In 1978 Don became the Public Affairs Director and later News Director of WROR-FM. He also booth announced for WGBH-TV and WNAC-TV and one night did them both. He also produced some of the Red Sox games from WPLM Radio Sports Network in Plymouth.

Latulippe is also a singer and pianist and once had the honor of accompanying Luciano Pavarotti in Boston. Don continues in radio and cable TV on a part time basis since his full time retirement in 1995.