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If anybody is interested. in 1962 as a young DJ/Chief Engineer of radio station WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, it was Richard B. Johnson who was almost fired for making the joke; "Governor Peabody was the first governor in the state to have four towns named after him. They are Endicot, Peabody, Marblehead, and Athol." Al Roberts was the station owner/manager at the time and he was furious because he helped on the Peabody campaign. Twenty or more years later, Howie Carr, a Boston radio personality took credit for the comment, but Johnson was out of the state and couldn't defend himself --or call him a descriptive name. Anyway, it's in the book, Abominable Firebug ISBN 0595386679 if anybody wants to add that reference.LymanSchool 19:58, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
- IIRC, Charles Laquidara of WBCN had a fondness for the joke in the 1980s as well.22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:13, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Where exactly is "Endicott"? There are SECTIONS of Danvers, Peabody, etc., by that name, but I can't see any actual TOWN among the MA listings.
I don't think that FACTS should be changed because somebody didn't like them. At the time in question, there was a village called Endicott,  -- still is. Further, it was me that got into trouble for making that joke on the air at radio station WARE. LymanSchool 17:24, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
The article William Penn Charter School claims Endicott Peabody as an alumnus. I'll leave it to the more regular editors to fit such info into the article, since I should really be eating breakfast and going to work right now. Here is a link to the reference, which should be included as a book:  --Bossi (talk • gallery • contrib) 11:34, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
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