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On March 29, 1941, in order to comply with a new agreement (the North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement) to leave certain frequencies clear for Canadian and Mexican stations, many stations were reassigned frequencies. In general, stations from 550 kHz to 720 kHz were left unchanged, while stations from 740 to 1490 were moved up by varying amounts:

  • 540: new Canadian clear
  • old 550-680: unchanged
  • old 690: mostly unchanged, except CFRB to 860
  • old 700-730: unchanged
  • 740: new Canadian clear
  • old 740-780: moved up 10 kHz to 750-790
  • 800: new Canadian clear
  • old 790-830: moved up 20 kHz to 810-850
  • 860: new Canadian clear
  • old 850-870: moved up 20 kHz to 870-890
  • 900: new Canadian clear
  • old 880-970: moved up 30 kHz to 910-1000
  • 1010: new Canadian clear
  • old 980: KDKA to 1020
  • old 990: WBZ to 1030
  • old 1000: WHO to 1040
  • old 1010: KQW [now KCBS] to 740 (actual move of this station was postponed to 1947)
  • old 1020: KYW to 1060
  • old 1030: CFCN to 1010, CKLW to 800
  • old 1040: WTIC, KRLD, KWJJ all to 1080
  • old 1050: to 1070
  • old 1060: WBAL to 1090, WJAG to 1110 (later traded for 780 with KFAB)
  • old 1070-1150: moved up 30 kHz to 1100-1180
  • old 1160: WOWO to 1190, WWVA to 1170
  • old 1170: WCAU [now WPHT] to 1210
  • old 1180: KEX to 1190, KOB [now KKOB] to 770, WDGY [now KFAN] to 1130, WINS to 1010
  • old 1190: WOAI to 1200, WSAZ to 930, WATR to 1320
  • old 1200-1450: moved up 30 kHz to 1230-1480
  • old 1460: KSTP, WJSV [now WWWT] to 1500
  • old 1470: KGA, WLAC, WMEX [now WWZN] to 1510
  • old 1480: KOMA, WKBW [now WWKB] to 1520
  • old 1490: KFBK, WCKY [now WSAI] to 1530
  • old 1500: to 1490
  • old 1510: CFRC to 1490
  • old 1530: W1XBS to WBRY [eventually WQQW; no longer operating] 1590, W9XBY to KITE [no longer operating] 1550
  • old 1550: W2XR to WQXR [now WQEW] 1560 (originally scheduled to move to 1600; may have operated on that frequency for one day), W6XAI to KPMC [now KNZR] 1560
  • 1580: new Canadian clear

Generally:

  • Ninety-one stations between 550-720 kilocycles remained unchanged.
  • Twenty-one stations between 740-780 kilocycles advanced 10 points on the dial.
  • Twenty-two stations between 790-870 kilocycles advanced 20 points.
  • Six hundred thirty-three stations between 880-1450 kilocycles advanced 30 points, and 11 stations in that group advance 40 points.
  • Eleven "clear channel" stations between 1460-1490 kilocycles advanced 40 points.
  • Sixty-three stations on 1500 kilocycles moved back 10 points.
  • Forty-one stations changed at variance with the general pattern.

See this list for a more detailed list of involved stations.

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