August 20, 2010 at 8:53 AM (PT)
WIKIPEDIA reminds us, "KOME was a radio station in SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, heard at 98.5 FM from 1971 thru 1998. Currently, the 98.5 FM frequency is home to CLEAR CHANNEL Classic Rock KUFX (99.5 K-FOX)/SAN JOSE. In 1997, INFINITY BROADCASTING, which had recently merged with CBS, purchased KITS "LIVE 105," SAN FRANCISCO from ENTERCOM, and ran both stations with identical formats for a short time. The company was legally required to sell one station when they took over AMERICAN RADIO SYSTEMS in MAY 1998, and opted to sell the 98.5 frequency to JACOR, owners of longtime rival KSJO. JACOR transferred their classic rock station KUFX and its callsign to their newly acquired frequency, thus ending KOME. CBS/INFINITY transferred two members of KOME's air staff (ALLY STORM and NO NAME), and the STERN and LOVELINE syndicated shows, to KITS as "The New LIVE 105". The KOME call letters were retired from THE BAY AREA, resurfacing briefly on a small co-owned AM station outside the market.
But are the calls -- and perhaps the station -- close to reappearing?
On www.komeback.com, someone has written:
"Is the rumor true?
Is a "famous local CEO" really going to buy a local radio station and reunite a number of the classic '70s/'80s KOME folks into a classic rickin' KOMEBack for the Boomers (and the Boomer Jrs.)?
We can neither confirm nor deny ... yet. Are decals being printed as you read this? Stay tuned."
So ... real, or just someone having fun? As they said, stay tuned!