Pat O’Day – How he Got His On-air Name

There are oodles of stories around about Pat O’Day, the vaunted godfather of Northwest Top 40 radio.
The most accurate accounts, of course, should be those he tells himself. So here it is — Pat (Paul Berg) recalling how his famous name came to be, shortly after his career move from Yakima to Seattle.

(This recording from Northwest Radio Voices/SoundCloud) About 1:45

Author: Ronald DeHart

Ron DeHart is a former newspaper and broadcast journalist and a retired Public Affairs Officer from both the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve. His historical accounts of Pacific Northwest broadcasting are published by Puget Sound Media. View more articles by Ron DeHart  

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