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texasdave
12-06-2006, 11:37 AM
I am down here in Houston and have always wondered why FM radio stations end in an odd number. (E.G. 101.1 or 94.5) We have at least 20 FM radio stations and every single one of them ends in an odd number. Is that true everywhere? And if it is true, why? Why isn't there a 93.6 or a 104.2? It's a slow day and I was just wondering. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.

Hap
12-06-2006, 12:01 PM
ask jeeves (http://www.ask.com/web?q=Why+does+FM+radio+use+odd-numbered+frequencies%3F&qsrc=0&o=0&l=dir)

Yachtzee
12-06-2006, 12:18 PM
or wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_broadcasting_in_the_USA#FM_radio_channel_assign ments_in_the_U.S.).