80s WLBS 107.5 FM Radio NYC t-shirt Medium
Chest 18 in.
Length 23.5 in.
Content: feels like a cotton blend
Tag Brand: unbranded
This classic promo tee is dedicated to WBLS 107.5 FM, a radio station licensed to New York City. It's a 1980s original loaded with awesome graphics, double sided print, and lots of old school charm. The cotton blend is super thin and buttery soft.
WBLS dates back to 1965, first airing with the call sign WLIB-FM as a jazz format station. From 1972-1978, WBLS was the flagship radio station of the Mutual Black Network. It mainly played R&B, rap, and hip-hop.
There was some strife in 1993 when a pastor named Calvin O. Butts III led a protest to boycott the station if they played gangsta rap. Butts' rally really made noise when he proceeded to bulldoze a pile of hip-hop records. WBLS caved to the pressure and pulled most hip hop music from air, only playing rap/hip-hop that was super clean. Today WBLS air in an urban adult contemporary format which plays mostly R&B.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. Very soft and thin.