Long before Facebook and Twitter, before the Internet and GPS, underground radio was the social media of its day, connecting listeners and promoting the profound social, political and cultural changes of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
“The American Revolution” chronicles free-form radio station WBCN-FM and Boston’s other underground media, from 1968 to 1974, through the original sights, sounds and stories.
This original production is a first-of-its-kind location-based adaptation of a major documentary film. Evidence of the story still remains in Boston’s old Beacon Hill neighborhood. Use your iPhone to follow geocoded videos that reveal the evidence, characters, and feeling of a time when mystery stories, detective work, and a century of progress were just starting.