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  • in reply to: FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings #2276
    motozak3
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    Yeah, but that’s Texas. They haven’t been part of the U.S. since they seceded in 2008, so it’s not under the jurisdiction and scrutiny of the F¢¢.

    Didn’t you know that? ;o)

    in reply to: FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings #2274
    motozak3
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    And although that’s another much-needed independent First Amendment voice that has been needlessly and unjustly silenced by the korporate Amerikan Pig Empire, the guy really was setting himself up for it.

    Deliberately advertising your underground station via a (presumably) above-ground web page (or even worse yet, via a social network file) and announcing the URL over the air yet is so absolutely blatantly stupid that it defies description. It’s an open door for the wrath of the Pig Empire to walk right through. In those cases, I don’t feel the least bit sympathetic toward the undergrounder, since they should have had the foresight to not exercise such obvious acts of idiocy in the first place.

    Can we say, “DUUUUUUHHHHHHHH”?

    (I encourage everybody to plop small amped-up battery-operated unmanned transmitters all around town and broadcast “Off the Hook” to the vicinity!)

    in reply to: Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings #194
    motozak3
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    Understood.

    in reply to: Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings #192
    motozak3
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    For those who really didn't know, KPOJ is a legendary call, standing for one time owner, the (Portland) Oregon Journal. 620AM revived it for its Oldies format.

    Yes, I realise that. My definition was a tongue-in-cheek stab at the political-talk shitfest that it turned into after ¢heap ¢hannel took it over, nothing more. Look at what I wrote in parentheses next to it; that’s a hint.

    in reply to: Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings #190
    motozak3
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    Old cable company/public access call letters:

    KCOV = COx Cable Vancouver

    KCOL = COLumbia Cable (had QVC programming most of the time, it seemed)

    KTCI = Tele-Communications Inc. (bought out Columbia Cable in the mid-’90s)

    KCOM = COMcast

    As I recall, KTCI kept its call letters through the whole AT&T era, switching only when Comcrap moved into town.

    BGTV = Battleground TeleVision (BG community access)

    CVTV = Clark-Vancouver TeleVision (mostly city/county government stuff)

    FVTV = Fort Vancouver TeleVision (Vancouver community access)

    TV ETC = Educational Service District #112 Educational Television Consortium (school access/instructional programming)

    in reply to: Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings #188
    motozak3
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    KKOV = VanKOuVer

    KOAP = Oregon Agricultural (College) Portland

    KOAB = Oregon Agricultural (College) Bend (both named after their predecessor, KOAC)

    KPAM = PAMplin (currently)

    KPOJ = Piece Of Junk (because somebody had to say it eventually…)

    KATU = phonetic spelling of “K-Two”

    KBSP = Beaverton Salem Portland (Home Shopping Club station on channel 22 that preceded KPXG)

    KNMT = Northwest Minority Television

    KORK-CA = ORegon (former Home Shopping Club station that was on channel 35)

    KORS = ORegon Salem

    KPDX = ICAO code for Portland International Airport; Union Station’s railway code (if you drop the “K”)

    KPTV = Portland TeleVision

    KPXG = PaX Net (the programming service that preceded PAX, I and ION)

    KRCW = Rose City CBS-Warner (although I’ve also heard Columbia-Wilammette being used)

    KUNP = Univision Portland

    KWBP = Warner Brothers Portland (preceded KRCW)

    in reply to: The Morning Shows Still LIVE From Portland And NOT #2519
    motozak3
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    91.5 KOPB = 'Morning Edition' [NOT live from the Portland area]

    But they do have live news insertions every 15-20 minutes or so that ARE local, to the best of my knowledge. So you might consider changing the “[NOT live” bit to “[MOSTLY NOT live“.

    in reply to: FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings #2259
    motozak3
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    …..Huh? Looks like the Binh I knew must be a different guy than the one you guys know (Dad said the guy he worked with got out of the concrete industry about 7-8 years ago for a job with the F¢¢.) If that’s the case, then I stand corrected and I apologise.

    Apparently there must be two people working for them with the name “Binh Nguyen” (it happens; we had both an accountant and a salesman at FooCorp named “Grant Daniels” and most times they’d work the same shift. Talk about confusing!)

    in reply to: FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings #2256
    motozak3
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    Oh, this response will soothe the FCC.”

    Hmm, it’s addressed to Binh, so if it were me writing that letter, I’d actually have written it a little bit more strongly (you know, along the lines of “Dear Binh, you pig-headed, money-grubbing blacklist-writing bag of gas:” kind of stuff. That’s wording it politely, by the way.) But that’s just me.

    Well, my Dad didn’t like him much, either……

    in reply to: Washington State Radio Happenings #1807
    motozak3
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    The Oracle has pondered your question deeply. You asked:

    That's a great deal. I wish I had a Dollar to buy that?

    And in response the Oracle spake as such, saying:

    Only you can answer that, jay_zie. Look down deep into your inner self. The answer lies in there! Remember, true happiness can’t be bought with a mere dollar, although it can occasionally be leased for an introductory rate as low as $1, if you qualify.

    You owe the Oracle a spot on the drive time show.

    in reply to: FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings #2246
    motozak3
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    I heard KSFH in 2010 while visiting Sunnyvale in 2010. At first, I thought I was hearing a pirate, as the use of Channel 200 (87.9 MHz) is so rare.

    Someone near me currently has their telephone line audio going out over 87.9. You can hear every single word of their conversations going out over the air, even the ringing voltage and the ICLID data bursts. I’m not sure if it’s an actual authority/surveillance wiretap or just some smartass kid who stuck a part-68 box and a transmitter on his folks’ line; if it’s the former, they’re sure being sloppy about it!

    in reply to: On air names #860
    motozak3
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    @Alfredo_t

    Ummm…..no. That was just a few years before my time.

    in reply to: On air names #857
    motozak3
    Participant

    I’ve always been known as “Wildcat” on the air, except for a brief period last year when I was known as “Zero Junior” in honour of my late Grandfather, who was himself an avid CBer for many years (long story; don’t ask.)

    in reply to: FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings #2238
    motozak3
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    Are there? I’d always thought that, around this part of the world, the closest thing to an 87.9 radio station was the handful of channel 6es that operate as “pseudo-radio stations”. At least, that’s the impression I get from perusing the R-I boards, anyways.

    in reply to: FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings #2236
    motozak3
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    Yes and no. 87.9 MHz is, by the F¢¢’s definition, officially channel 200 on the FM broadcast band and is therefore part of the band proper. It’s my understanding that above-ground stations (and even underground ones, for that matter) have always been prohibited from transmitting on 87.9/200 because of the increased likelihood of interference with channel 6, whose audio frequency (as we all know) is 87.75 MHz. (There’s a word for such “buffer” frequencies, but I can’t think of it right now because I’m too tired.)

    Considering the ATSC cutover and the resulting large-scale abandonment of low-VHF for such purposes, I’d think it’s really kind of a moot point by now, except (of course) in the very few areas that actually still have an ATSC channel 6.

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