Call Letters Meaning on Wikipedia

A. Joseph Ross
Fri Jun 14 19:10:09 EDT 2019

I think I remember once reading that WQXR in New York was originally an 
experimental station, with the call W2XR.  The original founders played 
classical music on the station and developed a following.  When they 
decided to go for a commercial license, they replaced the 2 with a Q so 
as to have as small a change as possible.

On 6/14/2019 8:23 AM, Rob Landry wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jun 2019, Bob DeMattia wrote:
>> Just like commericial like the commercial callsigns WBZ, WGY, WLS, 
>> many amateur callsigns of today still have the 1920's callsign system 
>> legacy. University stations like MIT (W1XM),  WPI (W1YK),  and Yale 
>> (W1YU), began as 1XM, 1YK, and 1YU respectively.
> I think MIT is actually W1MX. Call sign suffixes beginning with X used 
> to be reserved for "experimental" radio stations.
> Rob

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