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Is there a name for this (old-school) radio station song modification?

Back when radio stations were limited to AM/FM (no satellite, etc) I recall several occasions when individual stations in my area would alter a song if it suited their call letters. For example, WDRQ was referred as "the Q", and whenever they played Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" and got to the line "...or steal my daddy's cue" they'd stutter-repeat the word "cue" so it sounded like "Q-Q-Q". They would do the same with Brownsville Station's "Smoking in the Boys Room" ("the noon bell rings, you know that's my cue"). In a similar vein, whenever CKLW played "Fire" by the Pointer Sisters, in the line "I'm riding in your car, you turn on the radio" the word "radio" was replaced by the call letters "CKLW." Is there any specific industry term for this practice? (And, if it's not too chat-filter-y, did stations in your area do this with particular songs?)
posted by Oriole Adams on Dec 5, 2013 - 21 answers

How do I alter the sleeves on a sweater?

I have a long sleeved hot pink sweater that is kind of marmish looking. I think it could be made kickier with short sleeves, though. How would I go about altering it? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Dead chicken + money + cigar = ?

What cultural or spiritual practice involves an alter or offering incorporating a dead chicken and money? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 30, 2009 - 14 answers

How will my tailored coat turn out?

Tailoring question: Tell me what to expect if I have my wool coat altered. Details and pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by whataboutben on Jan 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Modify twin bedframe into full/double?

How can I cheaply turn a twin bed frame, box spring and mattress into a full/double frame? (The current frame and mattress can't be disassembled or moved to a different room, so I need to expand/modify the twin frame + box spring so it supports a double mattress, then just store the twin mattress underneath it on the floor and bring in a double mattress for the top.)
posted by lorimer on Dec 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Turning a Fashion Don't into a Fashion Do

How do you alter a dress into a skirt? Or should to go to a tailor? [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

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