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Re: Call Signs (was: Tell your conlang story!)

From:Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 2:06
> 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.
Sounds plausible. They probably changed and grandfathered in some of the existing stations. There was also a point where they went from 3 letters to 4. Anyone out there remember the old KHJ?


Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>