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I have officially christened iron Range Country Radio as KEBS-AM. This call is not in use by any commercial station. Should one turn up (after all, we didnt’ get them assigned to us, so some broadcast entity could apply for and receive and valid, available call) they’re going to be bummed that I own KEBSradio.com. Worth noting, a domain name investor several years ago purchased all the 2, 3, 4 ad other letter abbreviation domain names, so, for example, if I wanted kebs.com I could have to buy it from him for several hundred dollars, rather than the few dollars through my web provider!
I chose KEBS because since 1973 my air name has been Tim Edwards (Edward is my middle name) and the EBS (aside from being the old Emergency Broadcast System — which gives me a lot of vintage logo’s to modify to my needs) it also stands for “Edwards Broadcast Services” which encompasses my other radio entities, the Roller Derby Radio Network (yes, we broadcast live derby bouts) and my commercial production and voice over company.
I had originally not really intended to use call letters and just use the name Iron Range Country, or “IRC Radio” as my only identifier, as many stations just use names/slogans but having at least some call seemed appropriate.
don’t know why we would avoid K and W calls, their quite common in the ham community. We’re radio stations. Why try to seperate ourselves? AM/FM/TV all use the same call format, I don’t think it’s all that odd for us to do so as well.
Tim in Bovey