A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Mon Oct 3 00:43:05 EDT 2011

On 10/2/2011 1:30 AM, Garrett Wollman wrote:

 > WBZ's current ID is simply wrong, although again, the Commission is 
not likely to call them on it. By the rules as they are written, you are 
not permitted to "factor out" a common city of license.

Really?  That was really common in the old days, where some stations 
used to ID as Wxxx and Wxxx-FM Boston.  Of course, the rules have 
probably changed since then, but is that kind of ID wrong now?

Actually, one of the oddest IDs I heard was one evening when I happened 
to pick up WHAM in Rochester IDing as WHAM and WHFM.  But the way they 
said it, it sounded like WH-AM and WH-FM, and I wondered how some 
station managed to get a two-letter callsign.  It took a look in White's 
Radio Log to find out what was going on.

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