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Re: Tell your conlang story!

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 0:49
On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 19:34:19 -0500, Adam Walker <carrajena@...>

> --- veritosproject@GMAIL.COM wrote: > >> Carsten: All American stations have a 3 or 4 letter >> station ID with >> the FCC [snip[. If it's east of the Mississipi River, the >> first letter is a >> W, if it's west it's a K. > > That east/west of the Mississippi is only generally > true, not an absolute. Here in Dallas we are very > much west of the Mississippi. Almost all of our > stations are of the K*** variety, but one, the > classical station I normally listen to is of the other > variety -- WRR 101.1 The Classical One.
Isn't WBAP in or around Dallas, too? I believe the case is that the USA originally had a single callsign prefix (W-), and at some point, the international society of radio bigwigs decided that a second was warranted. Stations west of a certain point (it may indeed be the Mississippi, I'm not too clear on that point) were allowed to appeal their renaming, and keep their initial W-. I *think* transmitter power and audience size were factors in the appeals process. Paul


Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
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