|Text on Button||Kome 98.5 Our Button|
Yellow text on a black background with a yellow diamond and arrow.
|Curl Text||Thhe Logo Co. San Jose, Ca. 95112|
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Based in San Jose, California, KOME was a popular radio station from the 1970s to the 1990s. Playing rock hits by international and local bands, the radio station quickly gained notoriety because of a number of sexual slogans that were popular with their younger audience. Throughout the late 1970s and 80s, the station added comedy to its repertoire, doing skits based on current events and doing odd advertisements for the station. The station was sold to Jacor Communications in 1997, ending KOME's time on the air.
The diamond KOME stickers were originally designed in 1972 with black-on-yellow lettering, though the colors were switched around in 1974. The stickers were popular with young Californians who liked to cut the letters to make different phrases and dirty words. Based on the success of the stickers, KOME paraphernalia was expanded to include pinbacks, cups, and shirts that could be seen around the city.
KOME. (n.d.). Retrieved September 5, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KOME