Re: On air names


Hey Huckster – just an FYI – it is “Judi Austin” who now works with Larry Neal in the morning on KRWQ and has been one of the Rogue Valley’s most beloved air personalities for decades.

I always kept my first name, but changed my last name when Lee Rogers gave me my first radio job back in Jacksonville Florida. Michele Coppola was too much of a mouthful and it just felt safer to use a different name…he suggested “Michaels”, the masculine of Michele. I very much appreciated his suggestion when I started getting fan mail from prisoners at the federal pen in Starke, many of whom were up for parole…