Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...

Scott Fybush
Wed Jun 13 13:49:26 EDT 2007

Donna Halper wrote:
>>> Doug said--
>>> The WGTR calls probably came from WPTR or they were intended as a
>>> resurrection of the original WGTR, which I believe was the earliest
>>> incarnation of what is now WAAF.  Donna, help us out here!
> Well, all I know (and I don't know much!) is that the WGTR calls go back 
> to November of 1943, when the late great John Shepard 3rd's FM station, 
> originally called W1XOJ and then W43B, was re-named with the call 
> letters WGTR.  That stood for General Tire Company, named after the 
> company which had purchased a controlling interest in the Yankee Network.

"General Tire and Rubber," to be specific, wasn't it?


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