Re Re: WRGB is back!

Sun Feb 3 10:41:27 EST 2008

Was AM 880 still WABC as late as 1945? I thought that WEAF 660 became
WNBC and the old WABC 880 became WCBS around 1943. Both stations
changed calls on the same day (or only a day or two apart). OTOH, WJZ
770 didn't become the new WABC until much later--maybe as late as
1950. The station's owner, the company that had been known as the Blue
Network Co after its spin-off from NBC (and later changed its name to
ABC), realized that it would take a while for the association between
the WABC calls and the 880 frequency to fade in the public's mind.

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A. Joseph Ross" <>
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<>; "Doug Drown"
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: Re Re: WRGB is back!

> On 2 Feb 2008 at 10:17, Doug Drown wrote:
>> Joe, Bob and all:  Go to the main page on the WRGB website and
>> click
>> "News." You'll get a list.  "WRGB History" can be found there.
> Thanks.  that's really interesting.
> I did find one error.  They list the TV stations operating in 1945
> as
> including DuMont's WABC in New York.  That should be WABD, which
> stood for Allen B. DuMont.   In 1945, WABC was actually the call
> letters of CBS's flagship radio station in New York.
> -- 
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