Cowhead To Retire His Own Nickname -- Will Rebrand As Mike Calta
April 4, 2014 at 3:54 AM (PT)
COX RADIO Talk WHPT (THE BONE)/TAMPA afternoon host COWHEAD "will retire the COWHEAD name and be rebrand his show The MIKE CALTA Show on APRIL 14th," reports TAMPABAY.COM.
He's throwing a "funeral" for the name.
"I have two kids now and I don't ever want my 14-month-old daughter to hear the name COWHEAD, unless maybe she is cashing some huge check from my will. Then she can know," CALTA laughed on-air. "When I started at THE POWER PIG (now 93.3 FLZ), everybody had those types of names. I was BIG MIKE for a while but that didn't really stick. Then they asked me if I ever had any nicknames in high school and I remembered that a few people called me COWHEAD and it sort of stuck. The minute I said it I immediately regretted it."
CALTA told TAMPABAY.COM, "I think times change. Even THE POWER PIG changed its name. As times change and you age, it just gets silly."