worthy competition - was Boom Boom

Dave Doherty dave@skywaves.net
Fri Oct 29 19:13:28 EDT 2010

>From the data mining department at Skywaves...

WLRI-LP (92.9) does indeed hold the title for most changes at 20.

Next, with 14 changes, is CBS's W23CN-D (Low Power Digital TV) in Sebring, 

Tied for third place, with 12 changes each, are WAMS in Dover, DE (1600) and 
KSFN, Piedmont, CA (1510).

-Dave Doherty
 Skywaves Consulting LLC
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From: "Scott Fybush" <scott@fybush.com>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 10:52 AM
To: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>
Subject: Re: worthy competition - was Boom Boom

> Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>> But the never-ending parade (or merry-go-round) of call letters on
>> 1150 has been going on for about half a century--really. Call-sign
>> changes are common among stations that are perenially unable to find
>> successful formats. That certainly has been the case with 1150. Its 12
>> call signs put it at the top of the list of most call signs on one
>> frequency in the Boston market. I have no idea just where 12 ranks
>> nationally, however. My guess is not far from the top, but probably
>> several places away from the very top. Maybe Scott or Garrett have a
>> better idea of which US station has had the largest number of call
>> signs and how many call signs it has had.
> I believe the current record holder is an LPFM station near Lebanon, PA. 
> It's licensed to Gap, PA on 92.9, and I think the current calls are 
> WLRI-LP, but for a few years it was filing for new calls on almost a 
> monthly basis. It's not clear to me how many of those calls actually made 
> it on the air, since the station was apparently silent for a while.
> The FCC's current list includes 20 callsigns for the station just since 
> 2003.
> And one other note, just from the nitpicky department: I am quite certain 
> the move from Kearny to Hackensack happened long after 970 had given up 
> the WAAT calls. It was either WNTA or WJRZ when the move was made; I think 
> the latter.
> s

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