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Although it has actually existed in the United States since the 1940s, CB (“Citizens Band”) radio really came of age with technological advances in the late 1960s. It exploded in popularity during the 70s – especially among truckers. By the 1970s most users were identifying themselves by self-chosen names, or “handles”, rather than the assigned call signs that were technically required under the law. In fact, before 1983 it was actually illegal to use a CB without a license in the U.S. – most users simply ignored the law, which was almost never enforced. In the days before the Internet and mobile phones, CB radio was the best means for truckers (and other drivers) to keep informed about hazards and opportunities along the road. And on the Uncanny Highway, the hazards of the road can be strange indeed!

Some results on the following table give two options separated by a slash. In general, GMs and Presenters can use the first option for a male, and the second for a female. Of course, players can also use the table to decide on CB handles for their PCs.

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You’re listening to…

1

Rubber Guy / Gal

2

Hard / Silky Hawk / Dove

3

Shadow Rider

4

Fearless Trucker

5

Flyin’ Driver

6

Lovin’ Bull / Butch

7

Christian Dave / Jane (or other name)

8

Speedy Smoker (or Toker)

9

Big Daddy / Momma

10

Fightin’ Soldier

11

Steel Roller

12

Ohio (or other state) Dog (or Doggy)

13

Mountain Man / Woman

14

Rockin’ Duck

15

Groovy Hauler

16

Swinging Hammer / Fingers

17

Smooth Eagle / Swan

18

American Racer

19

Sergeant King / Queen

20

Sweet Stallion / Bee