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October 10, 2019


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This was fun to read! I used to work at WHWH in Princeton, NJ, which was named for the initials of the owner, Herb W. Hobler. And at KVEC in San Luis Obispo, for Valley Electric Company. :-)

I think some call letters are just fun/funny: the late, lamented KRAB FM public-supported station in Seattle.

One more for your list: WOC was randomly assigned to a station in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1922. The station was sold later that year to B.J. Palmer, who owned the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa (just across the Mississippi River and part of the same then-Tri-Cities metro area). The station moved to Davenport and the story spread that the call letters stood for either "World of Chiropractic" or "Wonders of Chiropractic".

Two AM stations in Raleigh, NC:
WPTF, originally owned by Durham Life Insurance Company: We Protect The Family
WPJL, Christian music & talk: We Proclaim Jesus Lord

Almost certain the second is a backronym. Not sure about the first.

You missed "KORN" for Mitchell, SD home of the famous Corn Palace!

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