Tuesday, December 15, 2015

what's in a name?

One of the fun things about being a disc jockey is you could create an on air name...

Wayne Bernard became Charlie Chase when he moved from WKGN to WMAK in Nashville, Scott Majors aka The Aardvark is really Robin Huff, Alan Douglas (AD) is actually Alan Sneed, Suitcase Simpson used many on air names, including his real name, Bill Miller...and the list goes on! 

Back in the early/mid 70's WKGN hired a great morning jock, they named him Smokey Burns! Smokey stayed in Ktown for about a year before Mooney Broadcasting shipped him to their larger market in Nashville at WMAK, same as Wayne Bernard. Smokey became Murphy in the Morning and the rest is history. These days he is Robert Murphy on WLS-FM Chicago, afternoons from 4-8p! 

 Here is Smokey on his last day at WKGN~