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Chronology of call letters WAAM

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First station

  • Date: April 10, 1922-December 29, 1925
  • Frequency:
    • 833 khz (April 10, 1922-June 30, 1922...) (one source gives 860 khz for this period, extending until 1926)
    • 1140 khz (...June 30, 1923-June 30, 1925...) (see above note)
  • Location:
  • Owner of license:
    • I. R. Nelson Co. (April 10, 1922-December 29, 1925)
  • Subsequent call letters: WBPI

Second station

(actually same station as first, after two changes of call letters)

  • Date: April 18, 1926-February 12, 1934
  • Previous call letters: WBPI
  • Frequency:
    • 1140 khz (April 18, 1926-June 30, 1926...) (see above note about source that indicates change to 1140 was in 1926)
    • 860 khz (...June 30, 1927-1928)
    • 1140 khz (1928)
    • 1120 khz (...June 30, 1928...) ( Note: Sources that give frequencies as 1140 and 1250 do not give 1120; the source that gives 1120 does not show 1140 or 1250.)
    • 1250 khz (1928-February 12, 1934)
  • Location:
  • Owner of license:
    • I. R. Nelson Co. (April 18, 1926-June 30, 1926...)
    • WAAM Inc. (...June 30, 1927-1933)
    • WODAAM Corporation (1933-February 12, 1934) (see also WODA)
  • Subsequent call letters: WNEW( Note: for 4 months prior to change, operated as WODA-WAAM jointly with WODA.)

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