In 1969, he was offered an airshift at in , to replace disc jockey , who was leaving to join the newly formed . In 1972, Laquidara took over the morning shift on WBCN — dubbed the show "The Big Mattress" — and stayed there for almost 25 years, before moving to WBCN sister station in 1996.
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Laquidara occasionally prepares shows for internet broadcast via Mana'o Radio in . He has held this position since March 2005. Laquidara now permanently resides in on . He hosts Charles Laquidara Radio, an station that plays a variety of rock, nu-wave, and classic hits peppered with comedy bits, song parodies and Mishegas segments from "The Big Mattress."