Legal ID for AM ??

Legal ID for AM ??

Post by Matthew B » Sat, 12 Mar 1994 16:52:16


KNBR (680khz) in San Francisco often ID's at the top of the hour
as "KNBR 68 SAN FRANCISCO". Is this a legal id ? When I was a college
broadcaster, I was taught that a legal id consisted of the call letters
followed by the city with no spoken(or un-spoken for that matter) words
inbetween. Are the rules different for AM than for FM ? Comments welcome!

Best Regards,
Matthew Bye
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Legal ID for AM ??

Post by A.J. Janschewit » Mon, 14 Mar 1994 09:29:19


>DATE:   11 Mar 1994 07:52:16 GMT

>KNBR (680khz) in San Francisco often ID's at the top of the hour
>as "KNBR 68 SAN FRANCISCO". Is this a legal id ? When I was a college
>broadcaster, I was taught that a legal id consisted of the call letters
>followed by the city with no spoken(or un-spoken for that matter) words
>inbetween. Are the rules different for AM than for FM ? Comments welcome!

The call letters could always be separated by frequency or channel
number. I think that the rules have been relaxed further (with the "you
can append any city you want after your city of license" dereg), but I
am unaware of how far one can go.

==a.j.==

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Legal ID for AM ??

Post by Steve Rub » Mon, 14 Mar 1994 09:29:20


>KNBR (680khz) in San Francisco often ID's at the top of the hour
>as "KNBR 68 SAN FRANCISCO". Is this a legal id ? When I was a college
>broadcaster, I was taught that a legal id consisted of the call letters
>followed by the city with no spoken(or un-spoken for that matter) words
>inbetween. Are the rules different for AM than for FM ? Comments welcome!

Yes, but... You can put the following between the Call letters and
city of license.  

        1.  Name if licensee as it appears on the license
        and
        2.  Frequency and/or Channel # of the station.

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Legal ID for AM ??

Post by davemackey on B » Tue, 15 Mar 1994 15:06:00


>The call letters could always be separated by frequency or channel
>number. I think that the rules have been relaxed further (with the "you
>can append any city you want after your city of license" dereg), but I
>am unaware of how far one can go.

Which explains the Z-100 legal ID: "WHTZ NEWARK" read at top speed, then
a very leisurely "NEW YORK CITY." (Yes, Z-100's city of license is
Newark, Remember, it used to be WVNJ-FM.)


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