The old WGAW

Dan Strassberg
Fri Jun 10 13:47:45 EDT 2005

Hmmm... I thought that around that time the WHOB calls were in central NJ,
in or near Princeton on 1350. The name of the licensee was Herbert W Hobler.
Maybe I've got WHOB and WHWH confused. And then, wasn't there also WWHB in
Rutland VT, which started on 1000 and moved to 970? Or was that WHWB? There
are obviously large numbers of ways to arrange small numbers of letters ;>)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna Halper" <>
To: "RBB" <>;
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: The old WGAW

> At 10:07 AM 6/10/2005 -0700, RBB wrote:
> >Does anyone remember WGAW studios at one time, being in a large brick
> >building in Gardner, occupying the corner of (what looked to me to be) a
> >gymnasium with a shiny floor or an open room?  The board was with two
> >turntables and a couple of 45rpm players (yes, back to the old days of
> I'll look up what addresses I have for the station, but I know that until
> the fall of 1953, the station was known as WHOB, and it was in the
> Hotel;  the antenna site was supposed to be on Green Street (for those who
> know the Gardner area).  When it was sold in October of 1953, I assume the
> new owners not only changed its name to WGAW but also moved it, since the
> old owners (including an attorney named Owen Hoban-- from whence the WHOB
> calls came) were the ones with the deal to have studios in the hotel. I am
> working on a list of dates for some of the suburban stations, so that we
> can bring the Boston Radio Archives more up to date-- a lot of small
> stations, while not in Boston, provided Boston radio with a number of
> d.j.'s, so we may as well record some of the history of those stations.

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