WBUR's L-O-N-G Station ID

Jeff Lehmann jjlehmann@comcast.net
Fri Feb 22 23:10:31 EST 2013

One thing wrong with WBUR's legal ID is they say "AM" between WBUR and West Yarmouth... No AM stations have "AM" as part of their calls, but it's a common mistake made by many stations.

Jeff Lehmann
Hanson, MA

On Feb 22, 2013, at 11:04 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org> wrote:

> Only if they pay the $65 to request an official change of call sign.
> However, if you had bothered to check the FCC database (which is both
> free and trivial to do), you would have seen that WCCT-FM has *only*
> *ever* been WCCT-FM, long before WTXX changed its call sign.  In fact,
> for whatever reason, most Massachusetts high-school stations chose a
> "-FM" call sign, despite there being no necessity (and for most of the
> relevant period, FCC rules did not allow the same "base" call sign on
> non-commonly-owned stations); WSDH was rather the exception.
> It is good to see that WBUR is finally correctly identifying WCCT-FM,
> as they did not do so for many years.  (Technically, they are not
> supposed to identify it when the stations are not simulcasting -- does
> Cape Cod Tech still do any independent programming?)  WKKL, on the
> other hand, never had a "-FM" call.  I hope Cape Cod Tech got
> something from Tribune in return for its consent to the assignment of
> WCCT-TV in Waterbury.
> -GAWollman

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