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Garrett wrote--
>But the real question which remains unanswered was: did the Commission
>consider the ``booster'' somehow ``special'', such that, in order to
>effect this swap, WBZ was /moved/ from Springfield to Boston and WBZA
>from Boston to Springfield, or was it rather the case that the
>callsigns themselves were simply transposed. 

Having seen copies of the license, I can say the call letters were swapped
and nothing else changed.  It was 1931, in the midst of the Depression, and
not much was moving anywhere.  In September, WBZ/WBZA celebrated its 10th
anniversary, and also moved its transmitter to Millis to try to improve
coverage in Boston, but I have no evidence the FRC regarded WBZ as a "new"
station at that time...