Whenever I’m in Cleveland…I listen to WMMS.
It started in 1976 when Bruce Springsteen cut his “I don’t have a radio but Miami Steve does – and he let’s me listen to WMMS” ID.
In March of 1983, Andy Summers of the Police was at WMMS for an interview; heard the Springsteen ID and cut one in a similar style.
In 1985, The Big Man – Clarence Clemons visited WMMS to promote his first solo album, Hero. He cut an ID that also played off the Springsteen original.The Springsteen ID that started it all can be found on an earlier page in the Buzzard book blog.
As a bonus, here’s a couple of frequently requested Star Trek-themed IDs cut by the late James Doohan (Scotty) and George Takei (Sulu).
For more on celebrity IDs, go to chapter 10 of The Buzzard