Now don’t ask me how I know this information, I just do. Somewhere along the way, I learned that television station call letters actually stand for something. I’ve always gotten a kick out of figuring out what they mean.
For instance – KSAZ, the Phoenix Fox affiliate. “SAZ” stands for Spirit of Arizona. When they launched those call letters they used it as their theme.
KPHO (CBS) – “PHO” for Phoenix
KPNX (NBC) – “PNX” for Phoenix
KAET (PBS) – “AET” for Arizona Education Television. But it could also mean “8” as in the number and their dial position.
I have no idea what “KTVK” (IND) stands for, do you?
It does work for the Tucson stations, too.
KUAT (PBS) – “UAT” for University of Arizona Television
KMSB (IND) – “MSB” for Mountain States Broadcasting
And of course, the “K” is indicative of stations on this side of the country. The stations in St. Paul, where I used to live, started with a “W.” And the call letter thing worked there, too.
If you know of any others, let me know.