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Re: air personality names.
Years ago, WMWM had a DJ (who stuck around for 10
years) named Scott Merrill Mezansky. He went by
"Scott Merrill". Another "last name dropper" is
(as I understand it) a certain weatherman named
Harvey Leonard Moscowitz.
Some celebs or radio/TV personalities have done
similar things (dropping parts of their names):
Thomas Cruise Mapother (Tom Cruise)
George Ivan Morrison (Van Morrison)
James Severino (Jay Severin)
James Paul McCartney (you know his name, look
up the number :) )
For the record, my name is Robert P. Nelson and I do
go by "Bob Nelson" on the air, even though there are
other Bob Nelsons out there, including:
--the guy in Texas with the "call letter meanings"
--a comedian who appeared on Rodney Dangerfield TV
specials and in the movie "Brain Donors"
--blues singer Chicago Bob Nelson
And since we're into "the name's the same", how about
the fact that there's a British-born talk show host
named Michael Jackson...I think the CEO of
Westinghouse/CBS is Michael Jordan...and (well, at
least it SOUNDS alike), doesn't Kiss-108 have a
DJ named Ed McMann (sounds like a certain Tonight
show sidekick who hailed from Lowell :)
And in fictional terms, we all know that Dr.
Johnny Fever of "WKRP" fame is really named
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I've always used my first and middle names on most
> stations - Gary Francis
> (I drop the Frascarelli part).
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