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Always wanted to be a host on public radio but don’t have a name with the international punch of Doualy Xaykaothao, an Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, or even a Daniel Zwerdling? Not to Worry! Enter your name below, and we will suggest a new public radio-friendly version. The rest is up to you..

when i entered my name, here is what was created for me:

Your Public Radio Name is:

Cantara del Barco-Wright

it has a nice ring to it, and i’m kind of liking it.

“i only got interested in radio once,

i talked my way into an internship at npr’s headquarters in washington, d.c. in 1978,

having never heard the network on the air.”

*ira glass

 *American public radio personality. He is the host and producer of the radio and television series This American Life and has participated in other NPR programs, including: Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. His work in radio and television has won him awards, such as the  Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio and the George Polk Award in Radio Reporting. 

77 responses »

  1. How it came up with this from Pete Johnson, I will never know!
    ‘Bishop Zhang-Rovner’. I don’t think I will be using that one.

    I always thought Italian names sounded cool. When I was on holiday in France in my teens, I told a girl I was interested in that my name was ‘Salvatore Maranello’. She believed me, and called me ‘Sal’ for the rest of the week. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. This is fun! Hello, Cantara. My name is Arabella Cotur-Brooks. I am not a big fan of hyphenated names, but if I drop that, I actually think my name is pretty. I’ll try to remember that in case I’m ever in a dangerous situation and need to give somebody a fake name.

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  3. I couldn’t help it; I hit the link. When not on air – I’m Pamela Wight. On air I’m Mahalia Pierce-Adbelkader. Of course I am. As Mahalia, I’m not an introvert and I love to talk to strangers, espousing the meaning of life. As Pamela, I sneak out of corners during social events to say hi to the host, then sneak outside to talk to the moon. A double personality! 🙂

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  4. Now there’s a twist in a story! Giving my public name Kiki Vol-au-Vent I got the unpronouncable
    Ying Gonyea-Dominguez

    But giving my real name, they came up with the even worse
    Fenfang Feldman-Hernandez….

    I love npr and I am grateful to have learned about the great things Ira Glass did for America and Radio. Also I would have thought that name was a female one….

    Always loved and still love radio. Wanted to crawl into the huge ‘box’ we had to broadcast as a child. Always felt I cd tell stories just as well as the actual radio person…. still do sometimes! Or correcting their ‘high german’.

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