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1st Jan '18 7:56:37 PM nombretomado
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* On ''HeeHaw'' there was an occasional skit about KORN radio.

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* On ''HeeHaw'' ''Series/HeeHaw'' there was an occasional skit about KORN radio.
29th Dec '17 11:22:46 AM nombretomado
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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 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.

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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 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}}.Creator/{{FOX}}. This means that the station plays shows from the national network, along with local programming.
19th May '17 8:04:15 PM Tdarcos
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* ''WUSA'' was a movie starring Paul Newman who worked at a Louisiana radio station with this call sign, which was owned by an extreme right-wing fanatic. At the time the movie was made, no station had this call sign. Currently it is held by Washington, DC Television Channel 8, owned by Gannett, publisher of the USA Today newspaper.

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* ''WUSA'' was a movie starring Paul Newman who worked as a DJ at a Louisiana radio station with this call sign, which was owned by an extreme right-wing fanatic. At the time the movie was made, no station had this call sign. Currently it is held by Washington, DC Television Channel 8, 9, owned by Gannett, publisher of the USA Today newspaper.
19th May '17 8:02:46 PM Tdarcos
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* ''WUSA'' was a movie starring Paul Newman who worked at a Louisiana radio station with this call sign, which was owned by an extreme right-wing fanatic. At the time the movie was made, no station had this call sign. Currently it is held by Washington, DC Television Channel 8, owned by Gannett, publisher of the USA Today newspaper.
13th Mar '17 9:19:45 AM JamesAustin
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* [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow Mary Tyler Moore]] worked at WJM in Minneapolis.

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* [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow Mary Tyler Moore]] worked at WJM in Minneapolis.



* In ''{{Network}}'', the fictitious fourth network (alongside CBS, ABC and NBC) is UBS (Union Broadcasting Service).

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* In ''{{Network}}'', ''Film/{{Network}}'', the fictitious fourth network (alongside CBS, ABC and NBC) is UBS (Union Broadcasting Service).
11th Mar '16 11:13:59 PM lizaphile
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There are also exceptions based upon prior ownership. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, every television station's call sign starts with a K ''except'' for WFAA, because the station was originally owned by the same company that owned WFAA-AM, so it was allowed to keep its W call sign. This practice of allowing call sign carry over continues even today. Stations with a common owner can have the same callsign, but with a different suffix. So there can be a KOPB-AM, a KOPB-FM and a KOPB-DT (for digital television). Other suffixes are "TV" for analog television and "LP" for low power (there's also "CA", "CD", and "LD"). To reach communities outside of the main transmitter's area, translators are used. [[StationIdent They have names like K11BX]] (the number in the middle is the "channel" or frequency assignment where the station operates), and are lower power. The number will also tell you the type of translator: if the number is two digits, it's a repeater of a television station; a three digit number is a repeater of an FM station. Often, religious broadcasters abuse the translator rules and have FM translators scattered across the country.

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There are also exceptions based upon prior ownership. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, every television station's call sign starts with a K ''except'' for WFAA, because the station was originally owned by the same company that owned WFAA-AM, so it was allowed to keep its W call sign. This practice of allowing call sign carry over continues even today. Stations with a common owner can have the same callsign, but with a different suffix. So there can be a KOPB-AM, a KOPB-FM and a KOPB-DT (for digital television). Other suffixes are "TV" for analog television and "LP" for low power (there's also "CA", "CD", and "LD"). To reach communities outside of the main transmitter's area, translators are used. [[StationIdent They have names like K11BX]] (the number in the middle is the "channel" or frequency assignment where the station operates), and are lower power. The number will also tell you the type of translator: if the number is two digits, it's a repeater of a television station; a three digit number is a repeater of an FM station.station (the FM repeater number itself identifies the FCC channel, which is only used by the FCC; 87.9 is Channel 200, while 107.9 is Channel 300); for instance, W241AG would identify a station at 96.1 FM, as it's on FM Channel 241). Often, religious broadcasters abuse the translator rules and have FM translators scattered across the country.
9th Mar '16 1:19:16 PM Hossmeister
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* ''MurphyBrown'' worked for the fictitious FYI newsmagazine on CBS in Washington, D.C.

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* ''MurphyBrown'' ''Series/MurphyBrown'' worked for the fictitious FYI newsmagazine on CBS in Washington, D.C.
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.
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