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Re: Origins of call letters

On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Shel Swartz wrote:

> In fact, the "W" stood for nothig.  It was always Cambridge, Arlington,
> Somerville... the famous "Wiccas Island".  Was a good station.  Radio used
> to be good. :) shel

At first, they said the call letters stood for Watertown, Cambridge,
Arlington, Somerville, and Belmont.  I remember a spot with an Old New
England Yankee explaining that the government wouldn't give them the B for
Belmont.  "About time those folks in Washington started to economize!" 

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