twitter page for KOME

Yes… still having that meltdown… and now its becoming fun!

Made a twitter page for KOME…http://twitter.com/98_5_KOME

No, I do not expect to be off this for quite some time… I suppose the freshness of the CBS kill I experienced is still running through my veins, sad fact is…. I have been a part of a war against the MAN and more importantly I was part of the BIG WIN!

You do not forget something like this easily! And if something is important to “you” I now know you gotta go for it, no matter how many people call you a crack head!

Now, I freely admit… I may turn out to be the only person on the entire planet that wants KOME brought back…but what if I am not? You know how many people laughed on May 18th when we were threatening to throw nuts at CBS… threatening them with boycotts, and email/snail mail war? Not one person thought it would be at all possible, yet here we sit….. today with Jericho back on the air!

Come on people…. let it sink in, do not think about your age * if your of my age group* , just think about the music, the people, the memories.

Is it so wrong to want to experience that again?

Plain and simple, I want KOME back…. if that is still possible. I am actively seeking that info out. If I find out that  its not… well I will have to deal I suppose but its going to hurt. I am just now becoming accustomed to winning my fights.

check these lyrics out….The Last DJ by Tom Petty * its so damn sad*

Well you can’t turn him into a company man
You can’t turn him into a whore
And the boys upstairs just don’t understand anymore
Well the top brass don’t like him talking so much
And he won’t play what they say to play
And he don’t want to change what don’t need to change
And there goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
There goes the last DJ
Well some folks say they’re gonna hang him so high
Because you just can’t do what he did
There’s some things you just can’t put in the minds of those kids
As we celebrate mediocrity all the boys upstairs want to see
How much you’ll pay for what you used to get for free
And there goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
And there goes the last DJ

(Instrumental break)

Well he got him a station down in Mexico
And sometimes it will kinda come in
And I’ll bust a move and remember how it was back then
There goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
And there goes the last DJ

I think that the day of taking a great radio station off the air because of what we now know as bad ratings systems is over… seems to me that if enough people are willing to stand up and say… we want our station back it can happen.

The thing is, do enough people want KOME * or fill in your station call letters here* back on the air? Or is it true…is rock is dead?

God Forbid.

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“The KOME spot on your dial”~ trippin down memory lane

So, I have been suffering a meltdown of sorts…….. the kind of meltdown that is accompanied by what I hear is an Epiphany……. and this I will discuss later.

And so… now a trip down memory lane.

This is only going to make sense to anyone who lived in San Jose California and the surrounding Bay area up to 1998! If you saw my title and it rang a total bell for ya, then 1.your my age or near abouts and 2. you were a bay area brat… a KOME fan.

Let me take you back to my early days…. lets say 1979 in Sunnyvale California. On your radio were two stations… if you were a teen , KSJO and KOME. That was it. If there were others, I did not know about them, my dial never moved from 98.5 …ever! And you were always greeted with the following —-

“Don’t touch that dial, it’s got KOME on it!”

Catchy aint it?

No, my Mom was not a fan of that… so I hid it from her for a while, but soon it was all mine and no one including my parents could take it from me. KOME was my youth, my inner me on the radio. They were so much more than music.. they were friends at parties, they were concerts where you not only attended but you were “part of it” like blood is a part of your body.

The DJs were the best… we had some of the most memorable of DJs anywhere in the country. Shock Jocks? Forget Howie Stern, we had Dennis Erectus, and the boy got into more trouble. But he was part of KOME, part of us! I could regal you with a few calls I had with him on air… but ummm no.

The list of DJs who made such an impression on me , Greg Stone * StoneTrek*, Geno Michelini, Laurie Roberts, Young Billy Vega, Kelly Cox, Jeff Blazy….. and on and on and on…………………….

Music was a huge part of my soul, of who I was and who I am now.

I can’t think of a memory that is not attached to a song that played on KOME, not one. When my kids were born, KOME was there, when I was working nights for a week straight doing inventory at the Savon’s on Halford and El Camino in Santa Clara, KOME kept me company all night.

So, imagine my sorrow…my total misery at hearing back in 1995 that “someone” sold my station and put my letters away! No more KOME on the dial, no more memories being made. No more music at KOME EVER!

How did the youth of the Bay area let this happen? Did no one protest this? I mean… KSJO was alright but to choose them over KOME my god people!

Some one who told me  two things……

1. GROW UP! – I am not 25 any more they told me…. I now answer them with this ….feck off. I am as old as I feel….age is nothing but a number. Where is it written.. your X age now… so stop being who you were!?

2. KOME was politically incorrect on so many levels….to which I loudly reply….. So is this ADMINISTRATION… but we don’t see anyone retiring them!

I went searching for all things KOME… and found the following

KOME – website

* has tons of pictures to satisfy and the best stories… like the infamous Turkey Drop…. must read if your a fan… and have not already tripped over this site.

The Blazy Show – KOME Reunion

And… now the link for the radio station that now holds my dear numbers…

KFOX 98.5 with the ever lovable Greg Khin ( who just celebrated his B-day yesterday) Laurie Roberts, Tim Jeffreys, Chris Jackson, Greg Stone, Billy Vega, Karin Nakamura, and Zeb Norris. So check out my screen shot of my desk top… the only memory I have left to me now…. * many thanks to a new friend in the bay area for the sticker *

this is my pc ‘wall’ and my Compiz Cube –kome2.png mykomeubuntudesktopwall.pngkome3.png

Why can’t this be changed anyway.. I mean is it set in stone… NEVER AGAIN will you hear KOME rocking your head via radio? If you were to suddenly be able to be back in the past… and could protest this whole stupid move, what would you do?

oh well.. this whole thing is just part of that meltdown I mentioned before…. mid life crisis i guess but what if nothing is set in stone… what if… wouldn’t you want KOME back again?

Tell me people… how did you feel about it? What do you think now, could it be brought back to the air?

I read the call letters still exist…..<hint, hint>