Goto Section: 74.663 | 74.690 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 74.682 Station identification.
(a) Each television broadcast auxiliary station operating with a
transmitter output power of 1 watt or more must, when actually
transmitting programs, transmit station identification at the beginning
and end of each period of operation, and hourly, as close to the hour
as feasible, at a natural break in program offerings by one of the
(1) Transmission of its own call sign by visual or aural means or by
automatic transmission in international Morse telegraphy.
(2) Visual or aural transmission of the call sign of the TV broadcast
station with which it is licensed as an auxiliary.
(3) Visual or aural transmission of the call sign of the TV broadcast
station whose signals are being relayed or, where programs are obtained
directly from network lines and relayed, the network identification.
(b) Identification transmissions during operation need not be made when
to make such transmission would interrupt a single consecutive speech,
play, religious service, symphony concert, or any type of production.
In such cases, the identification transmission shall be made at the
first interruption of the entertainment continuity and at the
(c) During occasions when a television pickup station is being used to
deliver program material for network distribution it may transmit the
network identification in lieu of its own or associated TV station call
sign during the actual program pickup. However, if it is providing the
network feed through its own associated TV broadcast station it shall
perform the station identification required by paragraph (a) of this
section at the beginning and end of each period of operation.
(d) A period of operation is defined as a single uninterrupted
transmission or a series of intermittent transmissions from a single
location or continuous or intermittent transmission from a television
pickup station covering a single event from various locations, within a
single broadcast day.
(e) Regardless of the method used for station identification it shall
be performed in a manner conducive to prompt association of the signal
source with the responsible licensee. In exercising the discretion
provided by this rule, licensees are expected to act in a responsible
manner to assure that result.
(f) TV microwave boosters stations will be assigned individual call
signs. However, station identification will be accomplished by the
retransmission of identification as provided in paragraph (a) of this
[ 31 FR 15488 , Dec. 8, 1966; 32 FR 452 , Jan. 17, 1967, as amended at 42 FR 36830 , July 18, 1977; 43 FR 1951 , Jan. 13, 1978; 44 FR 36041 , June
20, 1979; 49 FR 7131 , Feb. 27, 1984]
Goto Section: 74.663 | 74.690
Goto Year: 2020 |
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