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March 22nd, 2009

What Call Letters Mean

A lazy link for a lazy day: a pretty complete list of the origins of most broadcast call letters in the US. I think the most disappointing Chicago one was WKQX, which executives chose because it “sounded experimental.” Bummer!

Also of note: for some reason I trust this list more because it looks like it’s been on the web for over 10 years, and is set in a monospaced font.

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Dave Walls March 25, 2009, 3:25 pm

Add this to the list (because I started my radio career there):

WXHL (Wilmington, DE): Xperience His Love.

Guess the format.

Dave Walls March 26, 2009, 11:30 am

Add to the list some of the stations I’ve worked for:

WXHL (Wilmington, DE): Xperience His Love.

WSTW (Wilmington, DE): We’re Stereo To Wilmington

I’d add more, but the original list seems to be down at the moment, so I don’t want to start listing stuff that’s already there.

Ryan March 30, 2009, 12:03 am

WXHL – The #1 Source for Satanic Songs?

Steve A March 30, 2009, 1:44 am

WRQM – Rocky Mount (NC) where I had a Saturday gig for NPR many years ago.
WHRO – Hampton Roads (Norfolk area), VA
WTRG – Triangle (Raleigh, Durham area), NC. Now call letters belong to someone else.
WATN – Watertown, NY
WWNY – Watertown NY (Watertown, NY)
WWJD – Watertown, NY religious station

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