“The Alternative in the Pioneer Valley” — When the Advocate Was Young

by Chris O’Carroll


The Valley Advocate should need no introduction in the Pioneer Valley. Founded in 1973, it has been “The News and Arts Weekly” for the Valley ever since. Mr. Chris O’Carroll was the Advocate’s Arts and Entertainment editor from 1975 to 1980, and will share some of his memories and stories of that time.

Mr. Chris O’Carroll was an editor at the Valley Advocate from 1975-1980 – arts and entertainment editor for most of that time, then briefly managing editor. After his years at the newspaper, he worked as a freelance journalist and a writer and editor at various magazines published by UMass.