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 Post subject: Coming soon: KUNT-FM
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:01 PM 
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I always wondered how long it would be before the final proof arrived that we're living in a funhouse. Well, this is close.

http://starbulletin.com/2007/07/26/business/engle.html
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The call letters KUNT have landed at a yet-unbuilt low-power digital television station in Wailuku, Maui.

Alarmingly similar to a word the dictionary says is obscene, the call letters were among a 15-page list of new call letters issued by the Federal Communications Commission and released this week. . . .

KCUF-FM near Aspen, Colo. got its F-word-in-reverse call letters in August of 2005 and has been on the air since December, "Keeping Colorado Uniquely Free," its Web site says. . . .

Broadcasters use the FCC Web site to request and receive call letters with no oversight from Beavis, his partner, or any FCC regulator.

Dude, seriously. Even after years of concerns over broadcast indecency and the debate about fines for fleeting profanities that hit the air.

The Code of Federal Regulations allows applicants to request call letters of their choice as long as the combination is available. Further, "objections to the assignment of requested call signs will not be entertained at the FCC," it states.

So if a musician or talk show host says anything off-color, they get fined by an agency that doesn't even bother to screen out potentially offensive station call signs.

Cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Coming soon: KUNT-FM
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:31 AM 
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My wife once asked me why the University of North Texas' radio station was KNTU. Knowing the answer, I asked her "what do you think it should be?" She replied "K-U-N-oh! nevermind"

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