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Re: George Jaspert redux

On Thu, 8 May 1997, Donna Halper wrote:

> And yes, for the person who asked, according to several sources, it
> absolutely was George Jaspert who founded WCCM (in 1947-- another event that
> occurred in 1947, along with the founding of WJDA in Quincy...).  Jaspert
> claimed to have been present at the beginning of KDKA-- otoh, so did lots of
> people, as years later, millions would say they had been at Woodstock...
> Anyway, we do know Jaspert was the first station manager of 2 of
> Westinghouse's stations in 1921, and as I said in an earlier post, he was
> quite an innovator in early radio.   

When I was in high school, I once called up WCCM/WGHJ specifically to find
out why the FM station was called WGHJ, rather than WCCM-FM.  The
receptionist gave me someone who was apparently Jaspert's son.  He told me
that he didn't know why his father chose those calls, except that GHJ were
his father's initials.  I also asked why WGHJ signed off at sunset along
with WCCM, and he said that it was difficult to get the necessary
advertising to run an FM station alone.

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