One of the designers during that era was Robert “Roach” Markowitz of A&R Custom in Cleveland, whose work adorned our customized WMMS Buzzard vans, speedboat, racecar, and motorcycle. Robert also did the art for Daffy Dan’s van and a van Alex Bevan and WMMS donated to the Free Clinic in Cleveland. David Helton did the initial artwork, which Robert transformed to the vehicles.
By 1985, we took to the skies with our own Buzzard plane, piloted by our Morning Zoo traffic reporter Pat Brady.
In 1986, Denny Sanders and I were working on our ultimate Buzzard vehicle – a huge mobile sundeck studio, which we intended to use for live remote broadcasts throughout our listening area and beyond. We had purchased the mobile studio and were in the process of outfitting it when a corporate management change occurred, which led to the project being cancelled.
Still, during those years, WMMS vehicles were on land, on the lake, and in the air. And that wasn’t counting the hundreds of thousands of WMMS bumper stickers and decals that decorated cars, vans, and trucks throughout Greater Cleveland.
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