WBUR's L-O-N-G Station ID
Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Tue Feb 26 09:45:45 EST 2013
And several years ago, I recall hearing "wkxwfmtrentonwixmmillville" , a 2
station legal id squeezed into about 1 1/2 seconds.
I guess that's not really deception since they did state proper calls and
COL, unlike some of what we're discussing here.. but I guess if stations
that do that get away with it, it's perfectly ok for a jingle to say "WKLB
Boston" at top of hour as long as they do legally id within the "allowed
Oh dear god, I've opened another can of worms with the "legally id with the
allowed time frame" comment LOL
On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Bob DeMattia <email@example.com>wrote:
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org
> > 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
> > what the current calls are (maybe part of the WGIx series that CCU uses
> > 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,
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > covers when it is NOT OK to use a fake ID?
> > -----
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> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "A Joseph Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org
> > To: <boston-radio-interest@lists.**BostonRadio.org<
> > >
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:05 AM
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> with it.
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