KM Communications Inc. of Skokie, Illinois, is building a new low-power digital television station in Wailuku, Maui. They applied to the FCC for new call letters and were granted permission to use “KUNT.”
They didn’t even realize there was a problem until a local reporter gave them a querulous call.
KM Vice President Kevin Bae slapped his forehead, groaned, and said, “This is extremely embarrassing for me and my company, and we will file to change those call letters immediately.”
An FCC spokesperson said assignment of call letters is an automated process. New licensees use the FCC website to request and receive call letters with no oversight.