[SPAM]Letter/number nicknames, and "rounding off"...

Paul Hopfgarten paul@derrynh.net
Fri Oct 3 20:26:28 EDT 2008

Ah! The old X-15 Air Force!

Some others were:

Y-102 for the old WLYN-FM (101.7)

Z-107 for the old WBZ-FM (106.7)

JB-105 for the old WPJB Providence (105.1)

Do they still use PRO-92 for WPRO-FM (92.3)?

Z-94 for the WZOU incarnation of 94.5

WVBF was also "Boston 105" at one point

Of course WJIB was "97" all it years at 96.9

-Paul Hopfgarten
-Derry NH

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Subject: [SPAM]Letter/number nicknames, and "rounding off"...

I remember when the 105.7 freq lic. to Framingham was WVBF...and I also
remember how they used to have a nickname: "F-105"

These days such nicknames are first names (Jack, Jill, Mike, Hank,
Frank--even XM gets into the
act with, I  kid you not, Fred, Ethel, and Lucy) or animal monikkers (The
Fox, The Wolf,
Bear, Froggy, etc.) But for awhile, and maybe still today in some places you
had letter/number
nicknames. Yeah, take one or two letters and a ref to the frequency and
there you go:

WVBF 105.7 --- F-105

WMEX 1510 --- X-15

Oops, now that I think of it some still are in use! "B-101" Prov, or is that
not being used
anymore?; Seacoast area used to have "B-95.3"
(now the Kiss simulcast, right?)

Any from the area I can't remember?

also on a slight tangent, how about stations who rounded off their

(jingle): "Ninety-four....WCGY" (93.7 actually)
Chopping off last digit:
"WBZ 103(0)"
"68(0) WRKO"
"Radio 8" (800 AM, WCCM)
"85(0), WHDH"

"Rock 94 and a half, WCOZ" (94.5)

Of course some AM radios, expecially in the past, had rounded off spots on
the dial

"5.4--7--9--11-13-15" or certainly
"54--70--90--110--130--150" ("x10 kHz")

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