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

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 02:30:14 EST 2013

"WCOP AM and FM Boston" would be legal, as I understand it.

If an AM and FM station with the same exact call letters and same exact
city of license are simulcasting, then "WCOP AM and FM Boston" would be

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 1:27 AM, A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com> wrote:

> On 2/23/2013 8:48 AM, Dale H. Cook wrote:
>  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.
> And yet, in the old days it was quite common to hear IDs along the lines
> of "WCOP AM  and FM, Boston."  WBZ even used to say, WBZ, WBZA AM and FM,
> Westinghouse for Boston and Springfield."  That wouldn't be a legal ID by
> today's rules. Maybe the rules have changed since then.
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