While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Feb 22 01:19:19 EST 2012

On 2/21/2012 1:44 AM, Donna Halper wrote:

> And even as far back as 1922, the W and K rule was not followed 
> exactly.  The first station in Alaska was WLAY (not KLAY).  Given that 
> some of the early call letters came from ships at sea which had sunk 
> (and the next ship didn't want those call letters, thinking them bad 
> luck), the Department of Commerce did not always follow logic when 
> handing out call letters to the new commercial radio stations.  And 
> sometimes, there was a requested call with a K (such as the early 
> Police radio station KOP) and the K got assigned even though the 
> station was located in Detroit and probably should have gotten a W... 
> somehow WOP would not have gotten the job done, I'd imagine.

How about WCOP?

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