AM RADIO STATIONS
Inspiration for this webpage:
In 1955 I got into a friendly competition with a school mate and it turned into a unique hobby. We would listen to as many AM radio stations as we could from Allentown, Pennsylvania and get a written confirmation report from the station to prove that we heard the station. We would send a post card (1 cent !) to the station, noting the date and time of the broadcast and what was playing on the station, and the station would return a "QSL CARD" or letter (3 cent stamp !) confirming the report.
Next day, at school, we would compare notes. In the two years of our pursuit, we each received written confirmation of almost 100 stations, so neither of us won the competition, but we both learned a lot and had lots of fun.
Local stations were easy to log, because they were strong both day and night, but at night propagation caused distant signals to fade in and out and since radio stations in those days identified every half hour. Sometimes we would have to listen for an hour or more with fading signals before we could make out the call letters. With great patience and diligence, we were also able to pull out two stations on the same frequency, because they were many miles apart and propagation was always variable.
AM RADIO STATIONS
alphabetical order by call letters:CBE 1550 - WINDSOR, ON CBL 740 - TORONTO, ON CBM 940 - MONTREAL, ON CFRB 1010 - TORONTO, ON CHML 900 - HAMILTON, ON CJBC 860 - TORONTO, ON CKLW 800 - WINDSOR, ON KDKA 1020 - PITTSBURG, PA KMOX 1120 - ST LOUIS, MO KXEL 1540 - WATERLOO, IO KYW 1060 - PHILADELPHIA, PA WAAT 970 - NEWARK, NJ WABC 770 - NEW YORK, NY WADC 1350 - AKRON, OH WAEB 790 - ALLENTOWN, PA WAKR 1590 - AKRON, OH WANN 1190 - ANNAPOLIS, MD WARM 590 - SCRANTON, PA WBAL 1090 - BALTIMORE, MD WBAP 820 - FORT WORTH, TX WBBM 780 - CHICAGO, IL WBBR 1330 - BROOKLYN, NY WBSC 1550 - BENNETTSVILLE, SC WBT 1110 - CHARLOTTE, NC WBUD 1260 - TRENTON, NJ WBZ 1030 - BOSTON, MA WCAU 1210 - PHILADELPHIA, PA WCBM 680 - BALTIMORE, MD WCFL 1000 - CHICAGO, IL WCKY 1530 - CINCINNATI, OH WCNR 930 - BLOOMSBURG, PA WCOJ 1420 - COATESVILLE, PA WDEL 1150 - WILMINGTON, DE WDRF 1590 - CHESTER, PA WDVA 1250 - DANVILLE, VA WDVM 540 - POCOMOKE CITY, MD WEEU 850 - READING, PA WERE 1300 - CLEVELAND, OH WEST 1400 - EASTON, PA WFIL 560 - PHILADELPHIA, PA WFMJ 1390 - YOUNGSTOWN, OH WGAR 1220 - CLEVELAND, OH WGN 720 - CHICAGO, IL WGPA 1100 - BETHLEHEM, PA WGR 550 - BUFFALO, NY WGTC 1590 - GREENVILLE, NC WGTO 540 - HAINES CITY, FL WGY 810 - SCHENECTADY, NY WHAM 1180 - ROCHESTER, NY WHAS 840 - LOUISVILLE, KY WHLM 550 - BLOOMSBURG, PA WHO 1040 - DesMOINES, IA WHOL 1230 - ALLENTOWN, PA WHP 580 - HARRISBURG, PA WHWL 730 - NANTICOKE, PA WIBG 990 - PHILADELPHIA, PA WICC 600 - BRIDGEPORT, CT WILK 980 - WILKES-BARRE, PA WIP 610 - PHILADELPHIA, PA WJMJ 1540 - PHILADELPHIA, PA WJR 760 - DETROIT, MI WKAP 1320 - ALLENTOWN, PA WKBW 1520 - BUFFALO, NY WKDN 800 - CAMDEN, NJ WLAC 1510 - NASHVILLE, TN WLAN 1390 - LANCASTER, PA WLBR 1270 - LEBANON, PA WLS 890 - CHICAGO, IL WLSH 1410 - LANSFORD, PA WLW 700 - CINCINNATI, OH WMAL 630 - WASHINGTON, DC WMAQ 670 - CHICAGO, IL WMBD 1470 - PEORIA, IL WMCA 570 - NEW YORK, NY WMGM 1050 - NEW YORK, NY WNEW 1130 - NEW YORK, NY WNJR 1430 - NEWARK, NJ WNYC 830 - NEW YORK, NY WOR 710 - NEW YORK, NY WORK 1350 - YORK, PA WOV 1280 - NEW YORK, NY WOWO 1190 - FT WAYNE, IN WPAT 930 - CLIFTON, NJ WPAZ 1370 - POTTSTOWN, PA WPEN 950 - PHILADEPHIA, PA WQXR 1560 - NEW YORK, NY WRCA 660 - NEW YORK, NY WRVA 1140 - RICHMOND, VA WSAN 1470 - ALLENTOWN, PA WSM 650 - NASHVILLE, TN WSB 750 - ATLANTA, GA WTAM 1100 - CLEVELAMD. OH WTIC 1080 - HARTFORD, CT WTOP 1500 - WASHINGTON, DC WTTM 920 - TRENTON, NJ WTUX 1290 - WELMINGTON, DE WVCH 740 - CHESTER, PA WVPO 840 - STROUDSBURG, PA WWL 870 - NEW ORLEANS, LA WWVA 1170 - WHEELING, W.VA XERF 1570 - CD. ACUNA, MEXICO
WEBPAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION - more confirmations will be added in the future.