Radio station finally gets license plate initially declared ‘vulgar’

A North Texas radio station that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles determined had call letters that were too “vulgar” to put on a personalised license plate finally has those formerly vulgar letters proudly affixed to its one station vehicle.
Late last year KGAF station manager Steve Eberhart started the process, applying to have KGAF on a personalised license plate for their company van. The station has been a fixture in Gainesville since 1947. But in a modern world that sometimes communicates in OMGs, LOLs, IDKs and IMHOs, the authorities told him that KGAF might mean something too and denied him the plates.
Steve said: “Well, I’ve been told that it’s an acronym or slang on social media for ‘can’t give a (expletive)’. I can assure you the people in 1947 did not intend for it to mean that!”
Steve Eberhart finally got the plates because he knew the right guy to call. State Representative Drew Springer Jr. of District 68 that covers Cooke and 21 other counties, the second largest in the state in terms of square miles, heard about the license plate issue and made a few calls of his own.
“I just called government relations and said, ‘Guys, you need to re-evaluate that,'” Springer said.  “They’re a great part of the community and I’m glad to help them.”
Steve joked: “It’s actually nice to know that at some point common sense came into play. And I guess ultimately it’s sure nice to have friends in high places”.
So KGAF, which Steve Eberhart swears isn’t an acronym for anything in particular, can now proudly display its letters on a personalised [email protected]& license plate.