WMEX (was AM stereo WLYN)
Sun May 28 18:24:47 EDT 2006
>As a 13 or 14-year old, I wrote to Mel Miller, and actually received a
>reply. I had asked him if Mel Miller was his real name, and he said it was.
>Also, I think that he signed his letter: "Mel Miller, Program Director."
That was my understanding too-- the name may have been ethnic many years
ago, but a lot of immigrants got their names shortened at Ellis
Island. And some, like the late Bob Clayton (real name Klayman, I think?)
got told they had to change their name because their real name sounded
(gasp) "too Jewish."
>Glenn also wrote--
>Looking back, I think J. J. Jeffrey was Melvin X at that time, and Mel
>Miller was definitely a different voice, not the same (Good) guy.
Tom Shovan (may he rest in peace) was one of the Melvin X's, as he told an
interviewer in a 1983 book called "The Program Director's Handbook." Tom
was a big guy-- sometimes weighed up to 400 lbs-- and he worked in New
England radio under a number of names...
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