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Re: AM 740 not doing Legal ID

* The frequency is permitted and is optional (as in WXXX 1710, Anytown).
* The widely used (at least during the days of AM/FM simulcasts) WXXX AM and
FM Anytown is NOT legal.
* AM as a suffix to the calls or as part of the frequency is NOT legal.
* Hence the references to WBUR AM W Yarmouth in the WBUR-FM legal does not
constitute a legal ID for the AM. (But Dave Faneuf has explained that that
ID is not heard as the legal on WBUR (AM)).
* FM is legal only if it is a suffix on the legal call sign.
* Hence WROR-FM 105.7 Framingham-BOSTON is legal.
* WMJX FM 106.7 Boston would not be legal because the calls are WMJX (FM)
and the letters in parenthesis are NOT part of the legal call sign. Hence
they are not supposed to be spoken as part of the legal ID.
* I'll bet that there is at most one person in the entire FCC who
understands these rules and not even one who gives a damn.
Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
617-558-4205, eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Pappalardo <joepappalardo2001@yahoo.com>
To: Peter Murray <pete@partnercomm.com>; <bri@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: AM 740 not doing Legal ID

> I think about a year ago we discussed this topic (ad naseum)......but, if
> recall, the <frequency> is not optional...