Authorities Not Laughing At WJMK's Funny Road Signs
August 2, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Adult Hits WJMK (JACK FM)/CHICAGO has run afoul of WINDY CITY authorities who didn't see the humor in a bit that "hijacked" an electronic traffic message board on a busy highway approaching a BON JOVI concert at SOLDIER FIELD.
Instead of the typical "lane closed" messages, this sign flashed, "JACK needs girls" and "104.3 FM needs beer," among other "JACKisms."
THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES inquired about the sign, and reported several motorists called 311 to complain -- when city crews were dispatched to the scene. They turned the sign to face away from traffic and notified the private contractor who owns the sign to remove it.
The sign -- without city permits that would never have been granted anyway -- was gone by early afternoon.