Real Names of Disc Jockeys

Ted Larsen
Thu May 16 12:17:08 EDT 2013

I'm a good example. When I worked at the old WMEX before I went to WBZ 
radio, my changed to Ted Larsen from Thorvald Lauritsen. Not so good for 
radio....or anything. Larry Glick always called me "Thor The Viking"
My friends just use "Thor."

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From: "Donna Halper" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:06 PM
Subject: Real Names of Disc Jockeys

> While researching something else entirely, I found a fascinating little 
> article in the Boston Herald (10 February 1956) that said Stan Richards 
> (then of WORL, plus he hosted Totem Poll Matinee on WBZ-TV, if memory 
> serves) was changing his name legally to his professional name.  It said 
> his birth name was Richard Goldberg.  And it said he was changing his 
> family's names to Richards as well.  I never knew Stan Richards was once 
> Richard Goldberg.  That set me to thinking of other disc jockeys and their 
> real names-- Arnie Ginsburg really was Arnie Ginsburg and he never changed 
> it.  But there were so many d.j.'s who used "house names" (a million Dan 
> Donovans and Johnny Darks) or who tried to make their name sound less 
> ethnic.  Norm Prescott was Norman Pransky, yes?  I believe Bill Marlowe 
> was originally William Moglia.  Others that come to mind?

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