Spring, 1980 on the desolate South Boston waterfront. Harry Booras and his partners have spent a long winter scrambling to get the doors to the club open. There’s a lot of money going out, and none coming in. Staff needs to be hired, bands need to be booked, and promotions need to be launched. At the same time, crooked cops and local tough guys start showing up looking for a piece of the action. These guys can smell money and fear.

This is the second chapter of the true and complete story of Boston’s legendary The Channel nightclub. As this 8-episode season continues, you’ll hear all about the club’s gritty beginnings, 1980s heyday, and the bitter end, when local mobsters leave the club in ruins…and leave one man dead, sparking a 25-year mystery.

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Music featured in this episode provided by Major Disturbance. Contributing storytellers in this episode: Peter Booras, Steve Morse, Debbie Booras, Dawn Scaltreto.

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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.