This story about the first WILI "Boom Box Parade" in 1986 appeared in Guatemala's National Newspaper "Pensa Libra." 

Sin banda...pero con musica

   WINDHAM, ESTADOS UNIDOS -- Para este pueblo de Connecticut, la celebracion del Dia de la Independencia, el 4 de julio, no paso sin musica.  A pasar de la falta de una banda, los residentes utilizaron radios y grabadoras.

   Centenares de residentes desfilaron por el pueblo portando sus radios, sintonizando la emisora WILI para la pueblo podria ahora empezar una tradicion para no tener que buscar una banda para su celebracion, dijo el director de la emisora.

    "Tengo la idea de que lo vamos a hacer de nuevo," dijo Wayne Norman.

   Unas 2,800 personas participaron en el desfile cuando no encontraron una banda.

   "Pense que iba a ser un grupo de amigos y nada mas y que seria chistoso," dijo Kathleen Clark, quien trabaja en la emisora y ayudo a organizar las festividades.

TRANSLATION:
No band...but with music.
 
WINDHAM, USA -- For the people of Connecticut, the celebration of Independence Day, July 4, did not go without music.  Because of no band, residents used radios and tape recorders.
 
Hundreds of residents marched through the town carrying their radios, turned to WILI, which started a tradition so the town wouldn't need a band, said the director of the station.
 
I have a feeling we're going to do it again," said Wayne Norman.
 
Some 2,800 people participated in the parade without a band.
 
"I thought it would be a group of friends and nothing more and it would be funny," said Kathleen Clark, who worked with the station to organize the festivities.
 
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