How did Radiohead get their name?

In 1985, Radiohead first called themselves "On a Friday", the name referring to the band's usual rehearsal day in the music room in Abingdon School, an independent school for boys in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, where the band members first met.

By 1987, although all but Jonny had left Abingdon to attend university, On a Friday continued to rehearse on weekends and holidays. In 1991, On a Friday regrouped and continued to perform in Oxford and record labels and producers became interested later on. In late 1991, after a chance meeting between Colin and EMI A&R representative Keith Wozencroft at Our Price, the record shop where Colin worked, On a Friday band signed a six-album recording contract with EMI. At the label's request, the band changed their name; "Radiohead", which was taken from the song "Radio Head" on the Talking Heads album True Stories (1986).