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The Baby Named for PIXY 103

One of the local radio stations on Cape Cod (where I grew up) is a classic rock station called PIXY 103. Back then, one of PIXY’s annual publicity stunts involved baby names. To the parents of the first baby born on the Cape every year, the station would offer a cash prize…but only if the parents agreed to name their baby Pixy first. If Pixy was used as the first name, the parents got $1,000.
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