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Chronology of call letters WEAF

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First station

( NOTE: The call letters originally assigned were WDAM. Western Electric objected to the call sign, and suggested WECO. However, at that time the Commerce Department did not give customized call signs and issued the call letters WEAF, which were the next call letters available at the time in alphabetic sequence.)

  • Date: ...June 1, 1922-November 2 [or 6], 1946 ( NOTE: According to one source, station began on August 16, 1922. However, the station is shown in a Commerce Dept. Radio Xervice Bulletin dated June 1, 1922 and in another listing dated June 30, 1922. Apparently, on August 16, all of WBAY's facilities were shut down and WEAF took over WBAY's staff. What appears to be the situation is that licenses under both the WBAY and WEAF call letters continued both before and after the August 16 date.)
  • Previous call letters: 2XB
  • Frequency:
    • 833 kHz (...May 1, 1922-September, 1922)
    • 750 kHz (...October 2, 1922-May 15, 1923) (See note above)
    • 610 khz (May 15, 1923-June 30, 1928...)
    • 740 khz (concurrently with 610 in 1923-1925)
    • 750 khz (concurrently with 610 in 1923-1925)
    • 660 khz (1928-November 2 [or 6], 1946)
  • Location:
    • New York, New York (...June 1, 1922-November 2 [or 6], 1946) ( NOTE: shown as "Bellmore (New York), New York" in a database dated June 30, 1928)
  • Owner of license:
  • Subsequent call letters: WNBC

Second station

  • Date: October 17, 2005-2007...
  • Previous call letters: WQIS
  • Frequency:
    • 1130 khz (October 17, 2005-2007...)
  • Location:
  • Owner of license:
    • Glory Communications, Inc. (October 17, 2005-2007...)

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