WICC Station Operating Report

From February 8, 1940:

WICC operating report, February 8, 1940
WICC operating report, February 8, 1940

I found this in one of the file cabinets at the transmitter site.  It was apparently used as scrap paper because there is what looks like connection information for a remote control system scrawled on the back.  I thought it was interesting as it shows a 6 a.m. sign-on and the type of programming, source, and exact times each element ran.  For Origins, YN = Yankee Network, BPT = Local Studio (Bridgeport), and NBC = NBC.  Program logs for later years (1943) show the Alarm Clock Salute was received via FM from W43B (Paxon, MA) on 49.3 MHz.

Sign-off was at midnight.  It must have been cold in that little house out on the island in February.

Anyway, I’ll save these in my radio station history files.

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2 thoughts on “WICC Station Operating Report”

  1. Your site is so addictive I have been sitting here for 4 hours reading all of this. I have always been interested in this type of stuff like how F.M. transmitters & AM Transmitters work. are you on Facebook I do have some questions if thats ok with you. Like theres a station where I live at & when I listen to them I can hear there A.M. station bleed through on the F.M. side. I was wondering if that was the boards or if it was because the towers were close together.

  2. Ah, back to the days of James Lawrence Fly’s Roosevelt era regulation when there were true radio broadcasters serving the Public Interest, Convenience, and Necessity!

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