See If You Can Spot KLAQ in this Picture of Ronnie James Dio
Christopher Caffery is a musician whose name you may have heard before. He is best known for his work as a member of Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Ronnie James Dio is another name you may have heard of. He is considered a metal God- and also credited with creating the "metal horns" hand gesture we all throw at concerts! Dio fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. Sadly, Dio passed away in 2010.
At one point, Savatage and Dio went on tour together. The tour was called "The Hall of the Mountain King Tour". Savatage opened up for Megadeth and Dio. Last month, Chris Caffery shared a picture on Instagram of him and Dio on tour, and while the post was a movie tribute to Dio, an eage-eyed listener sent in to us to see if we could spot where KLAQ was represtented. See if you can spot where in this picture is KLAQ?
Did you catch it? Let's zoom it in so you can see it:
There, right next to the DIO and underneath some other stickers that you can't make, in plain sight, is an original classic KLAQ bumper sticker!
Dio had one of the most coveted things our listeners always ask for: a bumper sticker! This was in 1988, so our logo has changed a little, it looks like this now:
But once upon a time, it looked like this:
Which is likely the one you see in the picture.
But where could Dio have gotten the KLAQ bumper sticker? I'd have to ask our general manager, Brad Dubow- but the answer is likely from Dio's visit to El Paso in 1987 to the El Paso County Coliseum for the Sacred Heart tour. Check out the setlist here. Now I'm on a mission to find pictures of that visit!
CHECK IT OUT: The 88 Most '80s Things About 1988