Spam Cans WKQI CD
November 30, 2005 at 4:08 PM (PT)
There was a LOT of spam bouncing around the Internet last weekend, but CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WKQI (CHANNEL 95.5)/DETROIT had a different kind of “Spam” problem… in the form of legal action brought by HORMEL, makers of the original Spam™.
WKQI’s latest morning show benefit CD, featuring phone scams, was called “Scam,” and featured a Spam™ can, complete with trademarked “Spam” logo, with the “p” changed to a “c” to read “Scam.” HORMEL’s JULIE CRAVEN told the DETROIT NEWS that while they don’t want to hurt WKQI’s charity effort, the company must protect its trademark. So a team of interns cracked open 7,000 CDs and slapped “banned” stickers over the Spam™ can graphic.