I always had trouble with my real name on air, because the first name ends in “m” and the last name starts with “W”, so when you say them quickly on air, they mush together. Didn’t sound so good. I could never come up with a good air name though. I always wanted to use Anthony Lakes (Oregon geography), but was discouraged. 🙂
BTW the only thing Howard ever said to me was, “Kid, you just don’t fit in, we’re letting you go.” My 2 week KVAN stint! But it was a really fun 2 weeks!