When I was in college at Oklahoma State University, I got a job at KOMA in Oklahoma City. It was a 50,000 watt three tower directional and everyone who worked there as a jock had to have a first class license or have someone with them that did.
So, I went to Elkins Institute in Dallas and learned the test answers basically. Best investment I ever made since it helped pay my college expenses.
The KOMA transmitter at the time was actually on two levels and had water cooled tubes. I was afraid to get near it but, I knew how to switch the pattern at sunset and sunrise.
– John David
Former NAB Radio EVP