Why do some radio stations have 3 call letters?

Why do some radio stations have 3 call letters?

The three letters after the ‘K’ or ‘W’ can mean a few different things. Sometimes they represent the networks that own the radio station—for example, WABC, KCBS, and WTBS. Sometimes it’s the actual station number, like in KTWO or KFOR.

What is the difference between Triple J and Double J?

ABC Dig Music began in November 2002 (double j was originally the name for triple j in the mid 70’s, but was changed to triple j when the station switched to FM). In July 2009, Dig Radio, Dig Jazz and Dig Country was rebranded as the launch of digital radio stations ABC Dig Music, ABC Jazz and Country.

What is Triple J frequency?

Triple J is a national Australian radio station owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This government-funded station began broadcasting in January 1975 as 2JJ, at 1540 kHz, on the AM band. In 1980 it changed to the FM band, on a frequency of 105.7 MHz and became 2JJJ (later, Triple J).

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Who owns Triple J?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Triple J/Owners

Can two radio stations have the same call letters?

“You can’t use the exact call letters; however with permission from the primary callsign owner you could use their callsign on a different broadcast ‘service’. Our example is KGCE-LP, a new LPFM.

Why do radio stations end in odd numbers?

Because each channel is 0.2 MHz wide, the center frequencies of adjacent channels differ by 0.2 MHz. Because the lowest channel is centered on 87.9 MHz, the tenths digit (in MHz) of the center frequency of any FM station in the United States is always an odd number.

When did 2JJ become 2JJJ?

1 August 1980
On 1 August 1980 2JJ began broadcasting on the FM band at a frequency of 105.7 MHz (again restricted to within the greater Sydney region) and became 2JJJ (later, Triple J).

How do I listen to JJ?

How to listen

  1. TV/Radio. If you’ve got a DAB+ digital radio, scan for the station named ‘Double J’.
  2. Online. Hit the ‘Listen Live’ button on this site to stream Double J on your mobile, tablet or computer.
  3. ABC Radio Apps. Stream Double J on the triple j app or the ABC Listen app.
  4. Data Usage.
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What is Triple J Australia? Triple J (stylised in all lowercase) is a government-funded, national Australian radio station intended to appeal to listeners of alternative music, which began broadcasting in January 1975.

What tuning is Triple J?

What frequency is triple j on?…Listen to triple j on FM.

FM 99.3 MHz
FM 107.5 MHz
FM 107.7 MHz

Where did the name triple j come from?

Triple J

Frequency Various
Language(s) English
Format Music current affairs youth culture

What is triple j’s mandate?

For anyone not from Australia, triple j is a national public radio station with a mandate to target a youth audience and promote alternative and Australian music.

Why do some radio stations have three letters after their name?

There is some discrepancy though since radio stations that already existed before this rule was put in place weren’t required to change their name. The three letters after the ‘K’ or ‘W’ can mean a few different things. Sometimes they represent the networks that own the radio station—for example, WABC, KCBS, and WTBS.

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What are the different types of radio stations in Australia?

Baradine 1 89.7 MHz Fly Mega 89.7 – Narrowcast 2 88.8 MHz Vision Christian Radio – Narrowcast 3 93.0 MHz St. Louis Island – Narrowcast 4 97.2 MHz Radio SBS Australia – Narrowcast 5 97.5 MHz ABC News – Narrowcast 6 99.0 MHz Popular Australia – Narrowcast 7 100.0 MHz Music Gallery 100 – Narrowcast

Why do radio stations have the letters K and W?

They’re assigned when a station is licensed. However, why K or W I have no idea. According to the American Federal Communications Commission: “Since the early days of wireless telegraphy, starting with marine use, radio stations have had their own identification.

Do you capitalize the word ‘Triple J’ in a sentence?

If crediting, use don’t forget the definite article: Joe Bloggs told the ABC’s AM program, not ABC’s AM program. The national youth music service has no capitals unless starting a sentence: I grew up listening to triple j. Some sub-brands take a capital on their modifier: triple j Unearthed .