Friday, November 26, 2021


Cats and Kittens radio. Sort of. . .


cat-763Some radio and TV stations’ call letters are easy to remember. In Oakhurst, Calif., just think about cats and kittens. Two radio stations there are KAAT-FM and KTNS-AM.

“When we started the FM stations in 1982 we had to submit call letters to the FCC,” the then-radio station manager told me years ago. “We thought about it and thought about it and finally came up with the idea of a mountain cat. That’s how it became KAAT. Then, in 1988, when we started the smaller AM station, it was pretty obvious to call it ‘kittens.’ ”

Way up north, in Seattle, Wash., the NBC affiliate, channel 5, is KING. It’s sister station, channel 6, is KONG. Together: King Kong. —Chuck Woodbury



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