Dan Donovan and House Names

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 18:52:43 EDT 2019


I know the Dan Donovan at WMEX in 1962 would later do country at WCOP (
1968 or so ) but I can't recall his name

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com> wrote:

> I think there were lots of Dan Donovans.
> Sometime in the mid-1980s, WROR had a Rock & Roll Reunion Weekend, in
> which Arnie Ginsburg said they were having a Dan Donovan convention in
> Fenway Park, and they were drawing straws, and the one with the shortest
> straw would be on as Dan Donovan.  The next day, whoever was there as
> Dan Donovan said that he was the last Dan Donovan.  He described coming
> to Boston and going to see Max Richmond about a job.  Richmond said that
> for his audition, he could go on that day as Dan Donovan.  When he was
> done, he was given the slot permanently, and the guy who had been Dan
> Donovan was turned into Johnny Dark and moved to the overnight shift.
> Mel Miller was on the Reunion Weekend, and he said he was also Melvin X.
> Melvin.  I think there were several Melvin X. Melvins, but I wonder
> whether there were several Mel Millers.
> I taped part of the Reunion Weekend, and I think I probably have an
> edited version somewhere on a cassette.
> On 6/16/2019 3:52 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
> > I know that WMEX had various deejays who used House Names, and I am
> > trying to sort some of them out.  For example, if I recall correctly,
> > around 1958 or 1958, "Dan Donovan" was Arthur McTague (later best
> > known as traffic helicopter guy Kevin O'Keefe). But there were other
> > Dan Donovans-- wasn't Harvey Blaine one of them? And who became Dan
> > Donovan after McTague left, circa 1960?
> >
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