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The Name

Did you ever wonder how I came up with such an unusual name?  Well, actually, the explanation is pretty simple.  It's as much a history of the show as a history of the name.

When I started the show way back in 1987 I was struggling to come up with a name for the show.  At that time I was doing strictly oldies.  (In those days 'oldies' was music of the 50's, 60's and early 70's.)  I came up with a number of variations and finally settled on the name AGAIN with Jim Raymond.  The AGAIN was an acronym for:

          Always a

Over the next many years I became rather successful under that name.  Then I decided to go into the yellow pages.  But when I did I found that if I wanted to expand, I also had to bring in newer music.  Now the dilemma!  The name indicates that I do oldies, but if I bring in new music the name no longer applies.  However, that's the name by which people knew me.  So I had to keep the AGAIN part of the name. 

The best I could come up with was to keep the old name and then bring in a second half to indicate that I also had the  newer music.  And that's when I inserted the word NOW between the show name and my name.  Not the best name in the world, but one of the more unique.

Thanks for the interest.


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