Radio Days Revisited – WRDB Shifts and Shows

My Sunday evening was originally 5:00-10:00 pm and then I’d play Robert Goulet singing the Star Spangled Banner. Then I’d power off the station until the next morning – the only overnight that wasn’t covered. Later we had automated overnight programming so I worked 5:00-midnight and the station stayed on. I usually played a couple…

Radio Days Revisited: What’s in a Name?

My class in broadcasting school got confirmation of what we already suspected – a lot of radio announcers use fake names. Most of time it’s the last name, but I met a few announcers in my travels that ditched their entire name for something different. There were a few unwritten rules with names. Too many…

Zany Z’s Mobile Music Memories

So I recently found out that I’ve officially lost the rights to my name. Well, actually it was a business name from my past, that started out as a nickname.  First, let me tell you about how I wound up with the nickname Zany Z and then I’ll get to how it became the name…