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2021-05-04 1:03:18 PM  
Blaze Lantana is my fave jazz DJ as well as the best radio name.
 
2021-05-04 4:59:49 PM  
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Gene Featherstone went down to the local FCC office and masturbated all over the chairs in the waiting room.
 
2021-05-04 5:00:42 PM  
Heh. Jizz.
 
2021-05-04 5:05:44 PM  

disaster bastard: Heh. Jizz.


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2021-05-04 5:05:56 PM  

disaster bastard: Heh. Jizz.

It wasn't until 1985 that the little station that started off as an experiment with the Phoenix College physics department finally settled on the call letters KJZZ,  to reference its night jazz programming.


JAZZ! Jazz, you numbnuts!
 
2021-05-04 5:06:09 PM  
"Don't touch that dial, it's got... you know."
 
2021-05-04 5:09:17 PM  
Do they have a sister-station with the callsign KMOP?
 
2021-05-04 5:09:49 PM  

EJ25T: "Don't touch that dial, it's got... you know."


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2021-05-04 5:09:50 PM  
 
2021-05-04 5:11:20 PM  

disaster bastard: Heh. Jizz.

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2021-05-04 5:11:58 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Do they have a sister-station with the callsign KMOP?


I'll be damned, there actually is a KMOP.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMOP
 
2021-05-04 5:13:33 PM  

dothemath: [media.kjzz.org image 850x471]
Gene Featherstone went down to the local FCC office and masturbated all over the chairs in the waiting room.


Before, he was arrested he was heard saying" Here's my Cummision for you! Damn Feds!"
 
2021-05-04 5:17:53 PM  
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2021-05-04 5:23:39 PM  

EJ25T: "Don't touch that dial, it's got... you know."


That was on one of the I.D. bumpers for KOME.

98.5 the KOME spot on your dial.
 
2021-05-04 5:27:14 PM  

EJ25T: "Don't touch that dial, it's got... you know."


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Don't touch that dial, you've got KUDD on it!
 
2021-05-04 5:38:03 PM  
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2021-05-04 6:02:16 PM  

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new keyboard, please!
 
2021-05-04 6:19:03 PM  
Don't get any on the sofa either.
 
2021-05-04 6:26:07 PM  

EJ25T: "Don't touch that dial, it's got... you know."


San Francisco had a rock station KOME and they often would make this very announcement.

And what I can't seem to figure out is why there are two stations with the same call sign.
 
2021-05-04 6:27:15 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: EJ25T: "Don't touch that dial, it's got... you know."

That was on one of the I.D. bumpers for KOME.

98.5 the KOME spot on your dial.


I see this has been covered already. Oh well...
 
2021-05-04 6:31:06 PM  
Wait. A?
 
2021-05-04 6:33:25 PM  
Well I dug a little deeper and it seems Long Beach State's call sign is actually KKJZ, though the website link I posted would beg to differ.
 
2021-05-04 6:43:44 PM  
Call sign stories are kind of interesting. We had a radio station in the small town I went to high school in, like 25,000 people, and the call letters were KFAS. Some nobody named Francis Albert Sinatra was an owner, and they used his initials for the call sign.
 
2021-05-04 7:05:53 PM  
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2021-05-04 7:22:56 PM  
KJZZ? Used to be the official TV station of the Utah Jazz. Guess that changed at some point.
 
2021-05-04 8:18:53 PM  

Mikey1969: Call sign stories are kind of interesting. We had a radio station in the small town I went to high school in, like 25,000 people, and the call letters were KFAS. Some nobody named Francis Albert Sinatra was an owner, and they used his initials for the call sign.


Casa Grande? Within KJZZ's listening radius.
 
2021-05-04 8:27:18 PM  
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2021-05-04 8:44:46 PM  

Enigmamf: EJ25T: "Don't touch that dial, it's got... you know."

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Don't touch that dial, you've got KUDD on it!


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2021-05-04 9:20:18 PM  
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2021-05-04 9:54:24 PM  
The Nightfly
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2021-05-04 10:22:52 PM  

DesertCoyote: Mikey1969: Call sign stories are kind of interesting. We had a radio station in the small town I went to high school in, like 25,000 people, and the call letters were KFAS. Some nobody named Francis Albert Sinatra was an owner, and they used his initials for the call sign.

Casa Grande? Within KJZZ's listening radius.


Yep. Never much of a station while u was there, but it was interesting that a town that small even had one.
 
2021-05-04 10:25:13 PM  

camaroash: KJZZ? Used to be the official TV station of the Utah Jazz. Guess that changed at some point.


TFA is about a radio station. That's TV without the pictures.
 
2021-05-04 11:14:25 PM  
KJZZ might not be the first thing you think of when it's for a NPR station. Unless you're very low-key about everything you do.
 
2021-05-05 4:44:07 AM  
Was KCUM already taken?

The all math station.
 
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