Station IDs (Was Re: WBUR's L-O-N-G Station ID)

Mike Ward
Sat Mar 2 23:17:55 EST 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Garrett Wollman <>wrote:

> There was a time when the FCC explicitly allowed stations to have
>  multiple communities of license.  This was abolished long in the past.
> (I suspect this was no later than the time of Docket 80-90, but
> haven't checked the old rules to see.)  The station had to meet the
> community-service rules as then existed for both communities, but in
> exchange was allowed to have its main studio in either one.  Of
> course, both communities had to be mentioned, and if you go back far
> enough, mentioning any other community as a part of the station ID was
> prohibited.

Around these parts, WJER/1450 is still licensed to Dover-New Philadelphia.
(Though in CDBS, it cuts off the "IA".)

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