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Allow FM Translators Of AM Stations To Use AM Callsign With LT Extension?

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Allow FM Translators Of AM Stations To Use AM Callsign With LT Extension?

Post by Arthur Mometer » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:49 am

Anyone see any problem with allowing FM Translators Of AM Stations to use the AM Callsign With an LT Extension? For example, W286DC, WKAR AM's translator on 105.1 would become WKAR-LT.

ID would be "This is WKAR and WKAR-LT East Lansing".


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Re: Allow FM Translators Of AM Stations To Use AM Callsign With LT Extension?

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:11 am

Art, Great idea it’s better than W123BC or whatever, I always believe in the K.I.S.S. concept Keep It Short and Simple, great idea.



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Re: Allow FM Translators Of AM Stations To Use AM Callsign With LT Extension?

Post by ZenithCKLW » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:29 pm

What about AM stations with more than 1 translator?



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Re: Allow FM Translators Of AM Stations To Use AM Callsign With LT Extension?

Post by SolarMax » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:03 pm

and how, under that scheme, to ID translators that are relaying an FM HD2 or HD3.



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Re: Allow FM Translators Of AM Stations To Use AM Callsign With LT Extension?

Post by Arthur Mometer » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:45 am

Well, in Canada, and boosters in the US, a number is added. CFCO-1-FM 92.9 for example. 2,3,... could be added for additional translators.

Just tossing around some trial balloons, not an NPRM yet.


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Re: Allow FM Translators Of AM Stations To Use AM Callsign With LT Extension?

Post by WOHO » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:54 pm

I'm surprised that iHeart tries to hide the other outlets for their broadcast stations, like they're ashamed of it, when they should promote it; ie: WSPD-Toledo, (in a whisper at double speed: WRVF-FM-HD2) and on 92.9FM. Why not brag about using the HD version that's in stereo?

I believe that Low Power FM's are permitted to use an unused set of AM call letters as their station ID without the -LP suffix, or at least that was proposed as long as nobody else is using the call letters?



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