Call Letters Meaning on Wikipedia

Gary's Ice Cream
Mon Jun 10 12:05:26 EDT 2019

I had always heard that since WHDH started on Cape Ann and a fish company
was somehow involved that the callsign stood for "We Haul Dead Haddock".

Gary F.
Gary's Ice Cream - Chelmsford Creamery, Inc.  Chelmsford, MA
Ice Cream College - classes in Massachusetts and Florida

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Subject: Call Letters Meaning on Wikipedia

I am always amazed at the "Call Letters Meaning" section of entries for
radio and TV stations on Wikipedia. I wonder who writes them (and why). For
example, WNEU in Merrimack NH has listed that its call letters stand for
"New (or Nueva)

England (or InglatErra)/TelemUndo" whereas WHDH-TV in Boston has the entry
"sequentially assigned to former sister station WHDH (AM), We Have Digital
History" (I point out that if the call letters were 'sequentially assigned'
they had no meaning, and I doubt the word "digital" was much in use in 1929
when WHDH started up). I almost expect WBZ to be listed as "We Battle

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