Halper, Donna

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Halper, Donna Gender: F
Donna L. Halper
born on 14 February 1947 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Dorchester, Massachusetts, 42n18, 71w05
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°34' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°08'

Donna Halper (speaking in Marshfield, Massachusetts in 2006)
photo: Garrett Wollman, license cc-by-sa-2.5


American historian and radio consultant based in Boston, Massachusetts. Beginning in 1968, Halper worked as a radio disc jockey and music director, and is credited with discovering the progressive rock band Rush while at WMMS in Cleveland in 1974. She has taught courses in broadcasting, media criticism, and media history, and is author of a number of books, including the first book-length study devoted to the history of women in American broadcasting, Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her on Twitter: "My 72nd birthday is Valentine's Day" (posted Feb 2019) [1],

"Actually, my birth certificate says I was born at 9:30 [not "9:12pm"], so there's not much I can do to tie that to Rush" [2].


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Music)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (History)