Why A BAGeL?

The origin of the name BAGeL Radio

Years ago we sent around e-mails about which cool bands were playing in the Bay Area, including when tickets would go on sale for these shows. It started off as an informal, irregular e-mail to our gig-going friends.

Those friends forwarded them onto their gig-going friends. Some of those folks asked to be added to the distribution list, and about a year later this e-mail was being mailed out weekly to people we knew as well as to far more people we'd never met.

At that point a friend suggested that this 'newsletter' needed a name. I asked myself, "OK, what is this thing?" thought about it for about 30 seconds, and decided it was the Bay Area Gig eList. The subject line would read "BAGeL 7/8/99" (for example).

When conceiving the station in 2003 we tried to come up with a name along the same lines, but nothing we came up with rolled off the tongue quite like "BAGeL Radio," and thus BAGeL Radio was born.

And there you have it.

Ted Leibowitz, BAGeL Radio

Program Director, Music Director, DJ, Tech Support Specialist, QA Engineer, Photographer, Copywriter, Copy Editor, Producer, Reporter, IT, Booking, Promotions, Sound Technician, and Brewer of the strong, strong coffee

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