Legal IDs and shared-time stations

A. Joseph Ross
Wed Oct 5 14:52:10 EDT 2011

On 10/5/2011 1:10 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> <<On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:25:58 -0400, Mike Ward<>  said:
>> I'm also pretty sure that the FCC would NEVER approve the call letters
> <>  of "KFKU", for obvious reasons.
> Why not?  They issued WFUC.  (As a sequential call, no less!)  It's
> now WBAA-FM; apparently the Purdue administration didn't want the
> students signing on with that call.  KFKU used to exist; it was the
> now-deleted 1250 at the University of Kansas, and was a
> single-transmitter share-time with WREN in Topeka.  (WREN was moved to
> Kansas City and is now KYYS.)  See Richie Kennedy's Web site:
> <>.

Perhaps in more innocent times, nobody figured out the objectionable 
implications of that call.

Kinda like the late 1960 MAD cover, congratulating Nixon on his election 
as President on one side of the magazine and Kennedy on the other.  
Alfred was depicted wearing buttons "I Like Dick" and "I Like Jack," but 
in those days, nobody thought "I Like Dick" meant what we would tend to 
think of today.  Both buttons were simply meant to recall the "I Like 
Ike" buttons of the two immediately past elections.

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.             617.367.0468
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