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    10.22.17 @ 07:55 PM
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    Default Classic KISW Van HALEN station ID's

    Ah, from the old days when KISW was the coolest fucking radio station on the planet, and Van HALEN would occasionally show up and play in the studio, usually drunker than shit..........

    Through the 1980s, KISW’s trademark station ID included the opening power-chord slam from the Thin Lizzy song “Jail Break”, followed immediately by the voice of Van Halen singer David Lee Roth naming the call letters K-I-S-W, and the station’s slogan, “Seattle’s Best Rock”. Another ID featured all four member of Van Halen yelling the call letters with David Lee Roth over the end with the slogan. This was acceptable to the FCC as a legal ID, required at the top of each hour, because the call letters were said directly before the city.

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    Funny you started this thread. I was thinking about the old VH/KISW promos and was wondering what other stations had these.

    Another one on KISW was all four vocalizing the theme from 2001-A Space Odessey, with Roth saying something like "...from out of Seattle, it's Van Halen on intelligent life here..." with funny giggle/snort/squeals at the end.

    I remember KISW played the entire catalog non-stop from A to Z before their 1984 Seattle date.

    A cool rock station that did not last long KXRX (from like 88-91) in Seattle had many KISW and KZOK alumni and as the station began their countdown to their final broadcast, they played two weeks worth of old memories from the DJ's including old VH radio interviews that were outrageous.



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