...and speaking of anniversaries...
Thu Jun 11 08:25:15 EDT 2009
And when WAAM merged with WODA (they were both shared-time stations,
though they may not have shared time with each other), the resulting
station became WOV. The corporation that owned WOV (itself a
shared-time station--sharing time with WHBI, Newark) was known as
Wodaam Corp. Wodaam was not a Dutch name, as I had thought for many
years. Dutch names are common enough in New York City and the Hudson
Valley; after all, the city, then known as Nieuw Amsterdaam, was
founded by a Dutchman--Hendrick Hudson. Rather, Wodaam was an
amalgamation of WODA and (W)AAM.
Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>
To: "Scott Fybush" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Dave Doherty"
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:33 PM
Subject: Re: ...and speaking of anniversaries...
> 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" <email@example.com>
> To: "Dave Doherty" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> 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
>> 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...)
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