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?