While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Wed Feb 22 07:22:34 EST 2012

I'm pretty sure that, somewhere, there was (still is?) a KCOP (can't
recall whether it was/is AM, FM, or both; hmmm, could it have been a
Los Angeles TV?), but I don't think it had any connection to WCOP
(either the Boston WCOP or any other WCOP). Now, were the KCOP calls
(or the WCOP calls, for that matter) ever on a police-calls station?
The police band of the '30s and '40s--IIRC, 1610-1700 kHz, post
NARBA--is now, mostly the expanded AM band (although 1610 is reserved
for TISes).

The calls of the student-run FM at my college, WRPI, were once used by
the police-calls station in Ashland Ohio--at least I think it was
Ohio. The "I" would make more sense if it were Indiana--assuming that
there is an Ashland in Indiana.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>
To: "Donna Halper" <dlh@donnahalper.com>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:19 AM
Subject: Re: While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

> 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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