Real Names of Disc Jockeys

Kevin Vahey
Fri May 17 02:31:27 EDT 2013

When Larry Lujack was at WMEX, Mac renamed him Johnny Lujack after
a famous football player.

Art Ferguson was Charlie Tuna at WMEX and his big break came when Bill
Drake saw that Art was the only WMEX jock WRKO could not topple in 1967 so
Drake offered him mornings at KHJ in LA. They could not hire him at WRKO
because Mac had non-compete clauses ( see Arnie Ginsburg )

Professor Halper - Maxwell Richmond may have been loathed by all that
worked for him - but he should be in tsigbhe Mass HoF.

He took a station that had a marginal daytime signal ( and nights much
worse ) yet he held his own against WBZ and WRKO.

He knew what good radio was.

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 11:50 PM, A Joseph Ross <>wrote:

> On 5/16/2013 8:37 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
>  On 5/16/2013 6:14 PM, Paul Hopfgarten wrote:
>>> I know one real name....built for radio...Jordan Rich...actually went to
>>> HS with him (Randolph)...
>> And on the old WRKO in its top-40 days, they had a guy with a perfect
>> radio name- Frank Kingston Smith.  Yet they made him change it to the house
>> name "Bobby Mitchell."  When I was on the air, they made women use one name
>> only, so I was just "Donna."
> Not even a made-up last name?  I remember when WACQ 1150, in the late
> 1970s, had a female DJ called "Marcia Nicely."  And a few years later, when
> it was WMEX, they had a DJ called "Vox Foxy."  I wonder who they were.
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