eavesdropping

Scene 1: An elevator at Coit Tower.
Random Guy. Elevator Operator. Me.

Random Guy: “Hey, is this a radio station?”
Elevator Operator: “Yeah.”
RG: “Which one?”
EO: “KOIT
RG: “Oh, of course. Because this is the Coit tower.”
EO: “No, that’s a radio station. This is a tower.”
RG: “I know, but they have the same name.”
EO: “No, the station is K-O-I-T. The tower is C-O-I-T.”
RG: “Right, because all radio stations start with a K.”
Me, disobeying the prime directive: “Actually, all radio stations east of the Mississippi start with a W. Those west of the Mississippi start with a K.”
RG: “Really?”
Me: “Yeah.”
RG: “They’re not different in the South?”
Me: “Nope.”
Exeunt

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2 thoughts on “eavesdropping

  1. Aha! But there’s an exception: KLSU, the radio station of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. The university, and all of Baton Rouge, are on the east side of the river. But, because WLSU was already taken, and because a significant percentage of the station’s broadcast radius is on the west side of the river, the campus media folks managed to argue the FCC into a K-station.
    (From my giant file of little-known and even less cared for facts.)

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