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

Bob DeMattia bob.bosra@demattia.net
Tue Feb 26 09:37:27 EST 2013

For a while (maybe still) WKLB was using a jingle that said
"Country 102.5, WKLB Boston".

This would even happen at the top of the hour.  However, shortly
before that same hour, you would hear a quickly spoken  "Country
102.5 is WKLB-FM Waltham Boston" amongst another jingle.


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net>wrote:

> More than a decade or so ago, the AM 930 in Rochester NH would ID as KOST
> (not in legal IDs, of course). The legal ID, which you could hear if you
> listened closely at the right time each hour, was WKOS Rochester. The NH
> station, which is owned by CCU, no longer has the WKOS calls. I don't know
> what the current calls are (maybe part of the WGIx series that CCU uses on
> several NH AMs), but I don't think CCU is any longer playing such games
> with
> its NH AM calls. However, back when the NH 930 was non-IDing as KOST, there
> was also a legitimate KOST (FM)--I believe in Los Angeles. I don't know
> whether or not the LA station was or is owned by CCU, but, IIRC, it still
> has the KOST calls. If the LA station is not owned by CCU, the fact that a
> non co-owned station could use its calls in a fake "non-ID" demonstrates
> that, as long as the fake ID is not the legal ID, just about anything goes.
> I suppose that means the NH station, which, AFAIK, never--even in fake
> IDs--IDed as KOST Rochester, was not supposed to say KOST Rochester during
> the period near the TOH when it broadcast legal IDs. (The times I heard
> it, the KOST non-ID was never followed by a CoL.) Is there an FCC rule that
> covers when it is NOT OK to use a fake ID?
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> Subject: Re: WBUR's L-O-N-G Station ID
>  On 2/25/2013 4:23 PM, Don wrote:
>>  Wasn't there a citation for the station in Ohio that would identify as:
>>> "WGTZ Eaton (eatin') Dayton Alive!"
>>> Or was that an old wives tale?  ;-)
>> I doubt it was so, if "WGTZ EATON" was itself a legal ID.  I've always
>> heard that whatever came before or after the legal ID didn't matter.
>> There's also a story (true, I think) of a station in San Francisco that
>> wanted to call itself WKRP, after the TV show.  Since they couldn't get a
>> W- callsign, they got the call letters KRPN and IDed as "This is W --
>> KRPN San Francisco."  According to the story as I heard it, they got away
>> with it.
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