While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 12:14:35 EST 2012

However that doesn't explain KQV

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 7:22 AM, Sid Schweiger <sid@wrko.com> wrote:

> "KDKA seems to be an anomaly -- either the Department of Commerce had
> briefly forgotten about the W/K rule, or the clerk who assigned it was just
> sloppy."
> The way this was explained to me way back when:  For a very brief time (I
> think it was less than 18 months), the Department of Commerce was assigning
> broadcast call signs from the group reserved for ships, and when
> Westinghouse applied for a call sign for their Pittsburgh station KDKA was
> the next available one from that group.  As with so many other things
> regarding KDKA, that story may have been either made up or altered down
> through the years.
> Sid Schweiger
> IT Manager, Entercom New England
> 20 Guest St / 3d Floor
> Brighton MA  02135-2040

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