Re: On air names

#806
littlesongs
Participant

I’ve always admired the more creative folks who pick a local street or something a little out of the ordinary. Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with a cool name, but Archibald Leach would have been a good name for a football player. Come to think of it, so would Cary Grant.

It is interesting to see so many Walkers here on the board. It would be easy to imagine that Craig Walker was from a really big family of broadcasters spread all around the region. I wonder how many listeners thought that generations of local tradition and nepotism existed?

I certainly did not fit the ‘Three syllables, non-ethnic’ formula, but at least I was able to keep my first name the rare times I needed one. When you are born with twenty-eight letters spread out over eight syllables, it is wise to compromise. 8)

(BTW KQ4, I really love the website.)