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

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Sat Feb 23 16:22:12 EST 2013

<<On Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:08:10 -0500, "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@mail.com> said:

>> <<On Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:02:10 -0500, "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@mail.com> said: >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) .....................I visit the fcc.gov website nearly every weekeday when I view the Applications and Actions link at fybush.com. These may lead me to follow up some changes at the Media Page of fcc.gov. (For example, why did WEZR-AM 1240 in Lewiston, ME REDUCE its nighttime power from 1,000 watts to 860 watts?) When I first noticed that WBUR's Station ID specifically called WCCT-FM WCCT-FM, I turned first to radio-locator.com to see of there was a WCCT-AM, THEN I turned to the FCC website's TV page, wherein I learned that there is a WCCT-TV. It's a bit illogical to suggesst that I could learn about a station's call-sign history at fcc.gov's AM or FM Query. All it offers is THE CURRENT SET OF CALL LETTERS. The most recent call-letter change in Boston was WEDX 101.7. If you go to the FCC website, you'd never see any reference to WFNX or WLYN-FM. You could try the Boston Radio.org station profiles, but they haven't been updated lately: they still have WFNX as the occupant of 101.7. And they have WBUR-FM running 7,200 watts, not 12,000.


(1) Paragraphs are separated by newlines, not long rows of dots.

(2) If you're using "<something> Query", you're doing it wrong.  The
real data is at <http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/cdbs_pa.htm>.


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