|Name Carter Alan|
|Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Books Radio Free Boston: The Rise, Outside Is America, U2: The Road to Pop
APN | Carter Alan Interview
Carter Alan is a disc jockey and radio announcer who has been working professionally in Boston since 1979. His work began at the student radio station at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by 19 years at Boston radio station WBCN. At WBCN, he was the music director as well as a DJ. Alan is perhaps most famous for playing U2 before they were popular in the United States, helping them to "break" the market.
In 1998, he moved to WZLX. As the Assistant Program Director, Alan also hosts the midday show from 10am-2pm, compiles the Rock 'n' Roll Diary, hosts "Sunday Morning Blues" every Sunday morning, and produced WZLX's first charity CD, From the Vaults.
He has also written four books: Outside Is America, The Road to Pop (both about the rock band U2), Life on the Road: The Adventures of Dinky Dawson and Radio Free Boston: The Rise And Fall Of WBCN.
Alan lives in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.