[AMRadio] WWV (funny!)


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Sat Oct 27 19:47:01 EDT 2007


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----- Original Message -----
From: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net>
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:35 pm
Subject: [AMRadio] WWV (funny!)
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net

> OK, this is funny:
> 
> WWV Taken Over By Clear Channel
> 
> Word on the street is that the National Institute of Standards and
> Technology is close to signing a Lease Management Agreement with 
Clear
> Channel Communications, Inc. for its flagship Time and Frequency 
> stationWWV, Fort Collins, Colorado.
> 
> Clear Channel Radio's consultants have demanded some changes to the
> sound of the station, which broadcasts time of day, standard 
> frequency,and other information 24 hours per day, saying that the 
> old format is
> "dull and predictable."
> 
> Additionally, WWV's traditional modulation level of 50 percent for 
the
> steady tones, 50 percent for the BCD time code and 75 percent for the
> voice announcements was deemed "not loud enough." The station will
> reformulate itself as "The Tick."
> 
> WWV's program director Hickory Zeitgeist says that the station has
> already added some snappy new announcements to the rotation, which 
can
> be heard by clicking the clock in this link:
> 
> http://www.lownoiserecords.com/wwv_the_tick.html
> 
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