History Main / BroadcastingInTheUnitedStates

6th Feb '16 9:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''WKRPInCincinnati'' is set in a radio station. * {{Frasier}} worked in a Seattle radio station called KACL, AM 780. * KBBL is a radio station in ''TheSimpsons''. There is also KBBL-TV.
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* ''WKRPInCincinnati'' ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' is set in a radio station. * {{Frasier}} Series/{{Frasier}} worked in a Seattle radio station called KACL, AM 780. * KBBL is a radio station in ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. There is also KBBL-TV.

* ''NewsRadio'' took place in radio station WNYX.
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* ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' took place in radio station WNYX.

* Billy Batson in the original ''[[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' works for WHIZ. He hosts a couple of panel shows and reads news and continuity.
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* Billy Batson in the original ''[[{{Shazam}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' works for WHIZ. He hosts a couple of panel shows and reads news and continuity.
19th Oct '15 4:05:21 PM Josef5678
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Public television and radio is partially funded by the government through the CPB, but isn't a government broadcaster, though individual stations may be operated by local governments. Creator/{{PBS}} is the public television network and {{NPR}} is one of the public radio networks.
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Public television and radio is partially funded by the government through the CPB, but isn't a government broadcaster, though individual stations may be operated by local governments. Creator/{{PBS}} is the public television network and {{NPR}} Creator/{{NPR}} is one of the public radio networks.
11th Aug '15 11:38:19 AM BriannaFaxMachine
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* The old American Movie Classics channel used to have a series called ''Remember WENN'', about a station in the 1930s.
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* The old Long before its current crop of original series, American Movie Classics channel used to have a series called ''Remember WENN'', produced Series/RememberWENN, about a station in the 1930s.
23rd May '14 12:29:08 AM lizaphile
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* Frequency modulation, or FM, radio covers 87.9 to 107.9 [=MHz=]. The last digit after the decimal point is always an odd number. It is used for all kinds of broadcasts, from college radio to top 40 music. HD radio is starting here as a subcarrier, although the receivers are really expensive now. FM is good for stereo music and can support data streams on subcarriers. Part of the VHF band. News, talk and sports radio are making their ways to FM, slowly but surely.
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* Frequency modulation, or FM, radio covers 87.9 to 107.9 [=MHz=].[=MHz=] (87.7 FM, where the audio for analog channel 6 is heard, is also on many radios, with some low-power stations taking advantage of that to air a radio format). The last digit after the decimal point is always an odd number. It is used for all kinds of broadcasts, from college radio to top 40 music. HD radio is starting here as a subcarrier, although the receivers are really expensive now. FM is good for stereo music and can support data streams on subcarriers. Part of the VHF band. News, talk and sports radio are making their ways to FM, slowly but surely.
29th Apr '14 4:01:38 AM jmaynard
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* VHF TV covers channels 2 to 13. There is no Channel 1.[[note]]There was one when the TV channels were first allocated, but it was reallocated to other uses - most of it became a ham radio band, but 49 MHz walkie-talkies and the like are in the lower part - very early on, and the few channel 1 stations were reassigned.[[/note]] Starting in February 2009 analog television stations switched to digital stations, and all stations switched by June.
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* VHF TV covers channels 2 to 13. There is no Channel 1.[[note]]There was one when the TV channels were first allocated, but it was reallocated to other uses - most of it became a ham radio band, but 49 MHz [=MHz=] walkie-talkies and the like are in the lower part - very early on, and the few channel 1 stations were reassigned.[[/note]] Starting in February 2009 analog television stations switched to digital stations, and all stations switched by June.
29th Apr '14 4:00:32 AM jmaynard
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What happened to channel 1?
* VHF TV covers channels 2 to 13. There is no Channel 1. Starting in February 2009 analog television stations switched to digital stations, and all stations switched by June.
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* VHF TV covers channels 2 to 13. There is no Channel 1. [[note]]There was one when the TV channels were first allocated, but it was reallocated to other uses - most of it became a ham radio band, but 49 MHz walkie-talkies and the like are in the lower part - very early on, and the few channel 1 stations were reassigned.[[/note]] Starting in February 2009 analog television stations switched to digital stations, and all stations switched by June.
23rd Jul '13 8:01:58 AM themisterfree
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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic cult classic ''Film/{{UHF}}'' took had two stations whose call letters are never identified, Channel 62 and Channel 8 (the latter of which went dark by the movie's end; the logo for that station looks identical to the logo used by real-life Dallas station WFAA from 1996 to the present day) * In ''{{Network}}'', the fictitious fourth network (alongside CBS, ABC and NBC) is UBS (Universal Broadcasting Service). * ''MurphyBrown'' worked for the fictitious FYI network in Washington, D.C.
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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic cult classic ''Film/{{UHF}}'' took had two stations whose call letters are never identified, Channel 62 and Channel 8 (the latter of which went dark by the movie's end; the logo for that station looks identical to the logo used by real-life Dallas station WFAA from 1996 to the present day) day, and during one scene, when one character preps for broadcast, the truck seen in the background is the satellite truck from KTUL-8, the real-life channel 8 in Tulsa, OK, where the movie was filmed) * In ''{{Network}}'', the fictitious fourth network (alongside CBS, ABC and NBC) is UBS (Universal (Union Broadcasting Service). * ''MurphyBrown'' worked for the fictitious FYI network newsmagazine on CBS in Washington, D.C.
16th Apr '13 5:33:39 AM jmaynard
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note about "atomic" clocks
* Shortwave radio is mostly unused for broadcasting in the United States. What stations do exist are religious (often run by a new "prophet") or operated by fringe groups. You can find official time signal broadcasts there too, among other signals; really cool alarm and digital clocks can set themselves to these signals.
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* Shortwave radio is mostly unused for broadcasting in the United States. What stations do exist are religious (often run by a new "prophet") or operated by fringe groups. You can find official time signal broadcasts there too, among other signals; really cool alarm and digital clocks [[note]]usually misnamed "atomic", even though they do not have their own atomic time standard[[/note]] can set themselves to these signals.
9th Apr '13 4:47:21 PM jmaynard
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a bit more explanation, and noting WOAI as farthest west
K is used for stations west of the Mississippi River, and W is used for stations east of the Mississippi. Prior to 1923, the dividing line was further west [[note]] Along the eastern borders of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, similar to the modern dividing line between the Central and Mountain time zones[[/note]]. Because of this rule change, and other more complicated reasons, there are stations that do not follow the K/W convention. KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, the oldest commercial station in the United States, and WNAX-AM in Yankton, South Dakota, are two notable examples. In Minnesota and Louisiana, where the Mississippi River begins and ends, station can have either W or K.
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K is used for stations west of the Mississippi River, and W is used for stations east of the Mississippi. Prior to 1923, the dividing line was further west [[note]] Along the eastern borders of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, similar to the modern dividing line between the Central and Mountain time zones[[/note]]. Because of this rule change, and other more complicated reasons, there are stations that do not follow the K/W convention. KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, the oldest commercial station in the United States, States [[note]]which was assigned its callsign while the US Army reserved W for itself, along with KYW-AM in Philadelphia[[/note]], and WNAX-AM WOAI-AM in Yankton, South Dakota, San Antonio, the station farthest west in the continental US with a W, are two notable examples. In Minnesota and Louisiana, where the Mississippi River begins and ends, station can have either W or K.
30th Mar '13 5:19:30 PM LongLiveHumour
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There is no national government-operated broadcaster. All stations are funded by advertising, donations or money from [[strike:viewers like you]] the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Local stations are either owned locally, by media conglomerates or the networks themselves (this is common in large markets such as NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, which are usually the top three Nielsen-ranked markets in that order). Most stations are affiliated with a national [[{{Networks}} network]], such as Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/{{CBS}}, Creator/{{NBC}} or {{FOX}}. This means that the station plays shows from the national network, along with local programming.
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There is no national government-operated broadcaster. All stations are funded by advertising, donations or money from [[strike:viewers like you]] the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Local stations are either owned locally, by media conglomerates or the networks themselves (this is common in large markets such as NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, which are usually the top three Nielsen-ranked markets in that order). Most stations are affiliated with a national [[{{Networks}} network]], such as Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/{{CBS}}, Creator/{{NBC}} or {{FOX}}. This means that the station plays shows from the national network, along with local programming.

* Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward star in a movie about a conservative NewOrleans radio station ''WUSA''.
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* Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward star in a movie about a conservative NewOrleans UsefulNotes/NewOrleans radio station ''WUSA''.
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