Wednesday, April 20, 2011
KOME was a legendary Rock station in San Jose, California from 1971 to 1998. In the early 1970s they became the first station owned by what would eventually become Infinity Broadcasting. KOME's unique diamond-shaped "road sign" stickers became ubiquitous in the South Bay area and beyond. Their call letters were driven home by sexually suggestive slogans such as "Wake up with KOME in your ear" and "The KOME spot on your dial" (something these guys may have been influenced by.) KOME started out as a Freeform Rock station then segued into Heavy Metal/AOR before flipping to New Rock/Alternative in the mid-1990s. 98.5 FM became Classic Rock KUFX in 1998.