Re Re: WRGB is back!

Scott Fybush
Sun Feb 3 10:50:21 EST 2008

Dan.Strassberg wrote:
> 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.

The WEAF/WNBC and WABC/WCBS transitions happened on the same date - Nov. 
1, 1946. WJZ became WABC on Mar. 1, 1953.


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