Legal IDs and shared-time stations

Mike Ward
Thu Oct 6 17:58:23 EDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 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.

Oh, of course. I get the idea that sequentially assigned calls like
WFUC are handed out almost without the FCC realizing what they've
done.  If Purdue hadn't have rejected it, surely the FCC would have
pulled it if they realized what they'd done (probably automatically).

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