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

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Feb 23 16:48:37 EST 2013

WBUR could rectify this mistake without adding a single syllable to its TOH
ID. All that would be necessary would be to change from saying (I THINK this
is how it has been done for years) "1240 WBUR (AM) West Yarmouth" to "AM
1240, WBUR West Yarmouth." However, Eli Polonsky, who works at WBUR, has
told me that what we hear on WBUR-FM 90.9 is NOT the legal ID--at least not
the legal for WBUR (AM) 1240. That's on a cart or other memory device that
fires off on the West Yarmough signal when WBUR-FM 90.9 does its local legal
ID (which now includes Tisbury in addition to the Cape Cod FMs).

I wonder if it's a union thing that requires WBUR (AM) 1240 to ID separately
from WBUR-FM 90.9. The only people who can be bothered by what sounds like
an error in the West Yarmouth part of what IS the legal for the Boston FM
are a handful of radio geeks like me, but why have the ID sound wrong when
it would be so easy to have it sound correct.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Lehmann" <jjlehmann@comcast.net>
To: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@bimajority.org>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: WBUR's L-O-N-G Station ID

> 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.

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