Sunday, December 9, 2012


While Christmas shopping yesterday I spotted a guy in a blue and white t-shirt that said "WEST COAST ROCK RADIO 92.8 FM SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA."  I think it was an example of what I call "fake nostalgia" clothing that you find at stores like Old Navy who specialize in t-shirts with vintage graphics from rock bands, biker bars, colleges, campgrounds, automotive supplies, audio equipment and a zillion other things.  Sometimes these shirts feature actual name brands but just as often they're retro-looking fakes.  I don't know why these fake ones have always bothered me but none so much as that radio shirt from yesterday.
The 92.8 frequency is not used in San Diego or North America for that matter, where all stations end in 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9 MHZ.

Four stickers from KIOZ, an actual Rock station in San Diego, California.


  1. And for many years (July 29, 1991 until April 1, 1996), the KIOZ calls were at 102.1 in Encinitas, CA in North San Diego County, when that station was called "K-102" (see how "IOZ" becomes "102"?) and then "Rock 102.1".

    When the KIOZ call letters moved to 105.3, they replaced the calls KCBQ-FM ... a set of calls that were legendary on the AM band.

    102.1 is now KPRI, with call letters that also have history in the San Diego market on 106.5, which became "California Classics" KLZZ in 1984, then "Q-106" KKLQ in 1987, and is now Spanish-language "La Nueva" KLNV.

    Musical call letters, anyone?

  2. I have that shirt