New calls for 700 Orange MA
Wed Jan 5 13:05:03 EST 2005
At 07:39 AM 1/5/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>A good guess about the significance of WJOE is Jesus on Earth. Also, do you
>know where the WCAT calls resided before they arrived in Orange? Rapid City
>SD (1230, I think). This was a very old west-of-the-Mississippi station with
>sequentially assigned W calls (a la WBAP and WFAA).
Dan recalls correctly. I used to consult a station in Rapid City and had
the opportunity to research the WCAT calls, which go back to May of 1922
(actually they go back under ham radio calls even earlier); they originally
belonged to an engineering and mining college (among whose faculty was a
rare-- for those days-- woman engineer).
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