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Re: when are legal IDs supposed to be done?


link to the text FCC license copy of 73.1201, Station ID.

> Was using the scan button on my car radio yesterday and heard a couple
> of stations (WOKQ was one) doing legal IDs on the half-hour. Now, I
> thought that the FCC required legal IDs (calls and city of license) on
> the hour (or at least between :50 and :10) but any other airing of a
> legal ID is optional. Or did they change the rule? 
> In other words, is it only required that stations air a legal ID once
> an hour, and it doesn't matter when?
> Folks like me who have taped radio airchecks have traditionally started
> the tape at a certain time to make sure we get the ID, but I'm
> wondering exactly what the rule is on that.
> Of course, there have been cases of stations "forgetting" to do a legal
> ID. A small station
> (like a college one) may forget, or you could have a
> board operator who isn't paying attention:
> "let's take ten seconds for stations to identify
> themselves on the Boston Red Sox Radio Network"
> (silence.....silence.....)
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