WMBR (formerly WMIT) history and current events
Wed Jan 5 09:52:19 EST 2022
In the mid-1950s, the possibility of an FM license was explored and it
was discovered that the call letters WMIT were (and still are) in use
by a North Carolina station serving the Asheville area. WTBS (for
"Technology Broadcasting System") was chosen as the best alternative.
On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 9:42 AM Bob DeMattia <email@example.com> wrote:
> Actually, WMIT was the callsign they used for their carrier current
> station. When they went to FM in 1961,
> they were actually WTBS. They changed from WTBS to WMBR in 1979 when a
> certain fellow from
> Atlanta wanted the calls for his UHF television station in Atlanta.
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 12:26 AM A Joseph Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I didn't know the station was once WMIT. I always wondered why it
> > wasn't WMIT.
> > On 1/4/2022 9:48 PM, Tim Gordon wrote:
> > > I just happened upon this article the same week I learned that my father
> > > had been involved with the engineering/technical side of WMIT in the
> > early
> > > 50's. Maybe someone else on this list might find it interesting, also.
> > > --Tim
> > >
> > >
> > https://alum.mit.edu/slice/steady-beat-student-alumni-collaboration-sustains-campus-radio-station
> > --
> > A. Joseph Ross, J.D. · 1340 Centre Street, Suite 103 · Newton, MA 02459
> > 617.367.0468 · http://www.attorneyross.com
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