Radio Names

Rob Landry
Fri Aug 22 14:38:46 EDT 2014

On Thu, 21 Aug 2014, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:

> "Is that your real name?"

> People seem to assume radio folks use fake names.. but I tell them, "Yes,
> Paul Walker is my real name.  If I was going to use a fake name, I'd pick
> something better then Paul Walker. I don't use a fake name because my luck,
> Id be rushing into the studio to talk and I'd forget what my air name was"

In the early 1980's when I was at WBOS, one of my colleagues was Mark 
Bashore ("bay shore"), which I was sure was an assumed name, but it's not; 
it's his actual name.

And Larry King of WCRB is indeed Lawrence King, which is more than can be 
said of the Larry King on TV.


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