Why A BAGeL?

The origin of the name BAGeL Radio

Years ago we sent around e-mails containing information about which cool bands were playing in the Bay Area, and 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 it was reaching a whole lot of people we did not know and was now being published regularly.

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 3/2/01" (for example).

When starting the station in 2003 we tried to come up with a name for the station along the same lines, but nothing we came up with quite rolled off the tongue like BAGeL Radio, thus BAGeL Radio became the name of the station.

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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