Re Re: WRGB is back!

Sid Schweiger
Sun Feb 3 10:47:11 EST 2008

July 1, 1953 was the date of the call sign change from WJZ to WABC.

Sid Schweiger
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-----Original Message----- 
From: "Dan.Strassberg" <> 
To: Ross, A. Joseph <> 
To:  <> 
Sent: 2/3/2008 10:41:27 AM 
Subject: Re: Re Re: WRGB is back! 
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" <> 
To: <>; 
<>; "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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