WCVT (101.7 Stowe, VT)

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Mon Dec 12 00:31:49 EST 2011

On 12/11/2011 1:29 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> This method of licensing FM stations by coverage area goes back to the 
> early 1940s, when the FCC started requiring applicants to specify 
> their service area in addition to the specific transmitter and antenna 
> they planned to use. At that time, there were four FM station classes: 
> A, B, C, and D in order of increasing coverage; the Yankee Network 
> stations WGTR (44.3) and WMTW (43.9) were both class-D stations 
> licensed to Boston. -GAWollman

But IIRC, in those days, the stations wouldn't have had those calls, 
they would have had calls in the form W##B.  When did the FCC get rid of 
those calls?  And when did they finally allow the suffixes -FM and -TV 
to call letters?

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