While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Wed Feb 22 08:09:44 EST 2012

There is a WGUN (AM) in Atlanta, I believe. I don't know what the
format is but I think the station became WGUN long before
Second-Amendment issues became a staple of Conservative talk radio.
Can you imagine a talk station where guns were the topic 24/7? I doubt
whether even the most loyal NRA member could stand that.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob DeMattia" <bob.bosra@demattia.net>
To: "Boston Radio Mailing List"
Cc: "A Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>; "Donna Halper"
<dlh@donnahalper.com>; "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

> Gee, I hope there were never any police calls WROB, or worse KILL.
> It's probably a good thing they went to the KCA860 format.
> -Bob
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 7:22 AM, Dan.Strassberg
> <dan.strassberg@att.net>wrote:
>> 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)
>> eFax 1-707-215-6367
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "A Joseph Ross"
>> <joe@attorneyross.com>
>> To: "Donna Halper" <dlh@donnahalper.com>
>> Cc:
>> <boston-radio-interest@lists.**BostonRadio.org<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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