...and speaking of anniversaries...

Doug Drown revdoug1@myfairpoint.net
Wed Jun 10 23:33:26 EDT 2009

Somewhat the same but not quite:  The original WABC in New York that became 
WCBS.  A few years later (1953, I think) ABC managed to obtain the old call 
letters and WJZ-TV 7 was thus transformed into WABC-TV.  (We could throw 
DuMont's WABD 5 into all this too, just to confuse things all the more.) 
Still later, WAAM-TV 13 in Baltimore became the present WJZ-TV, while the
WAAM calls (which actually originated in Newark) were picked up by WHRV (AM) 
in Ann Arbor.  Today the WHRV calls are held by an NPR FM affiliate in
Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Let's all take a deep breath . . . 1 . . . 2 . . . 3.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Fybush" <scott@fybush.com>
To: "Dave Doherty" <dave@skywaves.net>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: ...and speaking of anniversaries...

> Dave Doherty wrote:
>> Hey Scott-
>> RIP WHAM-TV analog: Age 60 years plus one day.
> With one confusing twist: the WHAM-TV that signed on in 1949 and will sign 
> off Friday at age 60 years plus a day is now WROC-TV...while the station 
> on channel 13 that now bears the WHAM-TV calls is only 46+ years old, 
> having signed on in 1962 as WOKR(TV).
> It's a nearly identical situation to the two WHDH-TVs in Boston: WHDH 850 
> spawned WHDH-TV 5, outlived those calls on its TV sister, then went on to 
> again loan its calls to a different station (ex-WNAC-TV/WNEV on 7) years 
> later.
> (And it gives rise to a trivia question: how many other such examples 
> exist out there? Hartford has had two WTIC-TVs, both associated with WTIC 
> 1080. Syracuse has had two WSYR-TVs over the years, both associated with 
> WSYR 570. There have been two WWJ-TVs in Detroit, both associated with WWJ 
> 950. I can't come up with any others at the moment...)
> s

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