For all of the U2 fans in the Greater Boston area, today is a very sad day. In 1980, a young punk-rock disk jockey got an import of '11 Oclock TickTock' and played it over the air for a handful of audiophiles. For a town with a burgeoning punk scene, it caught on like wildfire. The song had asignificant Clash influence with a distinct Irish twist. Based on the success of this single in Boston, the unknown Irish band came to America. They werebooked to open up for a more well known glam-band in at local Boston music club. The energetic Irish band stole the show and the rest is history. The punk-rockDJ became friendly with the four Irish lads and knew that they had "it". He genuinely believed in the band and wanted to help them become the biggestband in the world. 29 years later, he succeeded. Today, that radio station who introduced U2 to America has gone dark. An unfortunate victim of the corporateworld trying to control rock n roll. 104.1 WBCN-FM is off the air. Forever. This past March, when U2 was looking to promote NLOTH, they remebered what madethem who they are today. They chose terrestrial radio to help them create a buzz for their modern masterpiece. Immediately they got in touch with the DJ andprogram director in Boston who introduced the band to the USA. For all of the U2 fans in Boston and beyond....raise a glass and say "slainte" for104.1 WBCN FM....because as Bono said "WITHOUT BCN...WE'D ALL BE FU&KED...LETS FACE IT!"