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

Mike Ward mward@iname.com
Sun Feb 24 11:09:47 EST 2013

Here, WNIR 100.1 FM Kent ("The Talk of Akron") used to be WKNT-FM, paired
with its daytime AM sister station, WKNT 1520 (now WJMP).

In the early days of Howie Chizek's talk show (mid-1970s), I remember him
giving a live hourly legal ID going into CBS Radio News... "WKNT AM and FM,
Kent, Ohio".

WNIR is still licensed to Kent, though they've been targeting nearby Akron
since a power boost in the early 1980s. WJMP runs syndicated talk to
complement WNIR's local lineup, and the stations haven't simulcast in
ages...and Howie passed away recently after a nearly 40 year run at the
On Feb 24, 2013 10:16 AM, "Dale H. Cook" <radiotest@plymouthcolony.net>

> At 01:27 AM 2/24/2013, A Joseph Ross wrote:
> >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.
> I have some old reference materials stored away that may shed light on
> that, but I probably won't have a chance to dig them out until later this
> week.
> Dale H. Cook, Market Chief Engineer, Centennial Broadcasting,
> Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA
> http://plymouthcolony.net/starcityeng/index.html

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