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Date Posted: 08:08:26 08/04/15 Tue
Author: Ed Salamon
Subject: Re: Air names and real life
In reply to: Oldies Dave 's message, "Air names and real life" on 04:00:15 07/31/15 Fri

Sometimes air personalities change their on air name when they switch stations. The guy I met when he was at 13-Q in Pittsburgh as Don Bombard became Bob Shannon at WCBS-FM in New York. Many of us who knew him for a long time called him "Don-Bob". Guys like early 70s WWVA program director Charlie Cook (who had been Bob Clayton in Denver) have continued using their air name even after they left on air positions to work in management, because so many people already knew them by that name. Just as WDVE's Jessie still calls herself that, rather than Shelly. WCBS-FM's Gary Clark was Gary Semro when we worked together at WEEP (where he won Billboard Major Market Country Air Personality of the Year award with that name). Fortunately WIXZ's Sean Grabowski reverted to his real name, Bill Rock, after leaving that station. When I worked at KTNQ-AM(10-Q)/KGBS-FM in Los Angeles in the late 70s, some of the AM Top 40 personalities voice tracked the automated Country FM using different names. They were called by their 10-Q names, since that was the more prominent station.

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