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      02-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Radio display: Categories?

Does any one know the origin/purpose/reason for the radio to display "Weather", "Culture", "Education", etc. on FM stations? Can find no correlation to the format of the station.
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      02-27-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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Does any one know the origin/purpose/reason for the radio to display "Weather", "Culture", "Education", etc. on FM stations? Can find no correlation to the format of the station.
This is a good question!

I've always wondered how some stations display these categories. My most listened to radio station says it's "Education", and listening to the DJ's shows during the day, having it be labelled educational is quite debatable.
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Thank you, thank you. I'm surprised I got a read, let alone a positive response! Still puzzled, though.
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