HD subchannels

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Sun Aug 21 10:07:13 EDT 2011

On 8/20/2011 1:04 AM, A Joseph Ross wrote:

> Reminds me of the story, possibly apocryphal, about a San Francisco
> radio station which wanted to be WKRP in San Francisco (back when the
> sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati" was popular). Of course, they couldn't get a
> W callsign in California, so they chose KRPN. And for their legal ID,
> they said, "This is W KRPN San Francisco."

Not apocryphal, but not San Francisco, either. It was a Salt Lake City 
rimshot on 107.9, licensed to Roy, Utah. In 1986, it took the callsign 
"KRPN" and began identifying itself on air as "WKRP," doing its legal ID 

"This is W KRPN Roy-Salt Lake City."

The gimmick didn't last long. The calls changed by 1992 and have flipped 
again numerous times since then (the station is now KUDD.)

The actual WKRP calls have bounced around the east without ever finding 
much success. They were on an AM in Georgia at one point, and later on a 
small AM in southern Indiana, and now reside on an LPTV...but not the 
LPTV in Cincinnati that was branding itself as "WKRP" for a few years.


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