While wandering through the Upper Midwest.
A Joseph Ross
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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