Why Did They Choose These Call Letters?


91.7 FM in Tacoma was once the springboard for up & coming radio disc jockeys. Pat O’Day entered through the doors of KTOY FM. Maybe it was KTPS FM at that time. The broadcast frequency of LH Bates Vocational-Technical Institute is now owned by Bible Broadcast Network. Why the strange new call letters? Actually, the main BBN station on the other coast is [Charlotte, North Carolina] WYFQ – Where You Find Quality. So, KYFQ might be – Know You’ll Find Quality. I just made that one up. They can use that if they want to. No charge.
So, 102.9 FM was once KMNT, later KNBQ. Now, it is KFOO. “What Kinda Foo Listens To This Crap?” They can use that if they would like to. No charge.
I would ask the same question of 103.7 K H T P – Hot P – Hit P ??– Call letters should have some tie to the area, the format, the owner, the network. There should be a reason the specific call letters are being used. Station owners should try to put some thought in choosing call letters. In my humble opinion.
KOMO had no hook, but rolls off the tongue. Great call signs are KIRO, KING, KLSY [Classy], KNBQ [cool set of call letters for the original rocker at 97.3] and of course any remaining 3-letter set.
KBUP – Really?
To tell the the Truth, I was never a Fan of the call letters KTTH or KFNQ.
Another bad choice: KNTS (Fountain Valley, California has KLIT FM)
This rant is over.

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Jason Remington

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix.

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