HD Callsigns

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Wed Nov 21 01:39:44 EST 2007

<<On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 00:55:17 -0500, "Roger Kolakowski" <rogerkola@aol.com> said:

> The real question is:
> Are FCC mandated ID Requirements "minimum" requirements or are they
> "specific" requirements?

> I'm sure "extra" information in a "legal" id would never be construed as a
> violation of rules.

The rules (before the most recent amendment) were quite clear that "no
other insertion is permissible".  See 47 CFR 73.1201.

Believe it or not, but Federal regulations are supposed to be written
so that you don't have to be a lawyer to understand them.  (That said,
it is always wise to consult one before *relying* on a particular
interpretation.)  When a word or phrase is not otherwise defined by
the law, even the Supreme Court will on occasion condescend to examine
a standard English dictionary to elucidate its meaning.


More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest mailing list