Sox network still way late with legal ID break

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Mon Oct 6 15:05:05 EDT 2008

Where does it say that a station has to ID before the first commercial at
the end of the half inning? As far as I know, it's only required to ID at
the first natural break in programming as close to the top of the hour as

now, mind you, if there were breaks between, say 7:55 and *:05, theres no
reason for them to wait till 8:16 to do it.


On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Garrett Wollman <>wrote:

> On my way home from Sunday dinner, I listened to the Sox game on the
> flagship for a little while.  I noted that the Sox network is still
> not doing the legal ID break at the time that stations are legally
> required to identify (before the first commercial at the end of the
> half-inning).  This time the 8pm network ID break didn't happen until
> 8:16.  This has been a fairly consistent pattern every time I've
> listened to the Sox network this year.  I'm told that some network
> stations, like WTIC, have taken to inserting their own ID over the
> network audio.
> Would it be too late to mention this to the Commission in conjunction
> with WRKO's license renewal from 2005, which still has not been
> granted?  (Not that I'd want to make common cause with Ed Stolz....)
> -GAWollman

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