WDER Now Operating on 92.1 FM

Dale H. Cook radiotest@plymouthcolony.net
Sat Aug 11 03:28:37 EDT 2012

At 01:18 PM 8/4/2012, Laurence Glavin wrote:

>it gave the combined station ID as "WDER-AM 1320 and WDER 92.1"

That is not a legal ID. Service designators are never part of a standard broadcast (AM) station's call letters. The AM's calls are WDER, but in a combined ID (where frequency is required) they can give the frequency as AM-1320. What makes the ID illegal is that the FM's calls are "WDER-FM" and 92.1 must be identified in that format. Furthermore, city of license must be given for each with each call and frequency. See 47CFR73 Section 1201. I have heard many simulcasts where IDs are not legal, so this is not unusual.

Dale H. Cook, Market Chief Engineer, Centennial Broadcasting, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA

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