SEASON ONE, EPISODE ONE: “Channel One: The Beginning”

Boston, 1980. A hungry young entrepreneur named Harry Booras is ready to make the jump from a gig with an air-freight company into the nightclub business. Before long, he’s set to open the largest entertainment club in Boston…in a part of Boston most people avoided, in a venue notorious for failure. What could possibly go wrong?

This is the first chapter of the true and complete story of Boston’s legendary The Channel nightclub. Over the course of this 8-episode season, you’ll learn about the club’s gritty beginnings, long heyday throughout the 80s, and the bitter end, when local mobsters leave the club in ruins–and one man dead, leading to a 25-year mystery.

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Music featured in this episode: “Life Takes A Life” by Jon Butcher Axis. Contributing storytellers in this episode: Peter Booras, Peter Vernaglia, Jon Butcher.

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Conceived and created by Harry Booras. Executive Producer, David Ginsburg. Produced by Chachi LoPrete. Written by Christopher O’Keeffe. Contributing writers: Harry Booras and David Ginsburg. Recording engineer: Tory Van Lam. Audio production by Tony Baglio and Dan Thibeault. Narrated by John Laurenti.