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

Dale H. Cook radiotest@plymouthcolony.net
Sat Feb 23 08:48:54 EST 2013

At 11:10 PM 2/22/2013, Jeff Lehmann wrote:

>One thing wrong with WBUR's legal ID is they say "AM" between WBUR and West Yarmouth.

If they said "WBUR, AM 1240, West Yarmouth" that would be legal, but "WBUR-AM, West Yarmouth" is not a legal ID because there is no station whose calls are "WBUR-AM." A service designator is never used as part of the calls of a standard broadcast station, even when the same calls are used by stations in more than one service. For example, WBZ, WBZ-FM and WBZ-TV - the service designators "-FM" and "-TV" are part of those stations calls, but the AM is just "WBZ."

"WBUR, AM 1240, West Yarmouth" is a legal ID - see section 73.1201 (b) of the rules and regs for what content is legal in IDs between the calls and the COL.

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

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