HIM – KEMO SABE
(Oh! Alright, alright! … Him – Willie Nelson!)
Willie Nelson was always very good to us at KMPS during the 1980s. There was the legendary story, around the station, that he actually wore one of our KMPS bandanas on “The Tonight Show,” but I’ve never been able to find any video confirmation for that story. We did receive phone calls from listeners swearing they saw Willie wearing the “Compass” bandana on television. Some callers wondered if the bandanas were available for sale. We had been handing out “free” bandanas, at live/remote broadcasts, as giveaways for listeners who were enticed to show up at those remotes with on air announcements such as: “The first 500 listeners to stop by at our live broadcast today will receive a free KMPS bandana!” Years later the famous KMPS bandana was actually incorporated as part of the station’s logo.
I was the KMPS Promotions Director during that period (May 1985 through ’87) and I pitched the idea of a KMPS Country Store Catalog.
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