WMBR (formerly WMIT) history and current events
A Joseph Ross
Thu Jan 6 00:02:17 EST 2022
Thanks Shawn, Bob, and Kevin for answering my question. Why it wasn't
called WMIT is something that I've wondered about for many years.
On 1/5/2022 9:52 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> 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<firstname.lastname@example.org> 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<email@example.com> 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
>>>> 50's. Maybe someone else on this list might find it interesting, also.
>>> A. Joseph Ross, J.D. · 1340 Centre Street, Suite 103 · Newton, MA 02459
>>> 617.367.0468 ·http://www.attorneyross.com
A. Joseph Ross, J.D. · 1340 Centre Street, Suite 103 · Newton, MA 02459
617.367.0468 · http://www.attorneyross.com
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