20 March 2012 @ 01:41 am
1977 CW McCall Midland CB Radio  
I vaguely remember him in an interview saying he needed to come up with a stage name "right quick." He chose CW McCall because the CW was for Country & Western and McCall's was the name of the magazine on top of the pile on the coffee table at the office he was in.

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Geek Queen: billie piper1geek_queen on March 20th, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
Cute story. Luckily, the stage name worked out well. If a nudie mag was on top, he could've been called "CW Playboy". That might be a rapper or DJ stage name, though.

Edited at 2012-03-20 12:07 pm (UTC)
franklanguagefranklanguage on March 20th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
It was thanks to CW McCall's hit Convoy that everyone learned "CB Talk" in the 70s.
pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on March 21st, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)
I remember the song "Convoy," but I didn't know the story of CW McCall's name. Somehow CW Kiplinger wouldn't have the same ring.
RDG: 2 ducksrubberduckgrrl on March 21st, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
My first car - an old Ford Escort - came with this radio installed!! Too funny!
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