In honor of Middle Name Pride Day, several Rockford radio personalities shared one of the biggest secrets in the business - their real middle name.

March 10th has been designated as Middle Name Pride Day by someone that was either really bored or had a deadline to come up with a new "hallmark" holiday.

Actually there's a legit story about how this holiday came about going back to a time when last names weren't common. You can read about it here.

Now, from time to time people that work on camera or behind a microphone may not always use their full name or use a different name altogether. I don't know why this is, but it's how it works sometimes. Are you ready for your mind to blown?

I went around the radio stations at Townsquare Media in Rockford, home of Q98.5, 97ZOK, 96.7 The Eagle, and 1440 WROK, and asked for their middle names. Some of them even blew my mind. Check 'em out.


  • JB Love = Andrew
  • Shannon Zimmerman = Michelle


  • Mandy James = Lu
  • Midday Michelle = Rose

96.7 The Eagle

  • Double T = Antero
  • Captain Jack = Edward

1440 WROK

  • Joe Dredge = William

I'll leave you to ask them where their middle names came from. Double T has the best story. As for mine, I have no idea. Really, I'm clueless.

If you've got a great story about your middle name please share it in a comment.


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