United States Department of Commerce

Bureau of Navigation, Radio Division


DOC License files of active FCC stations as of 1954
Accession # 54-A-145 - Box 58 of 63



1998 James P. Snyder - all rights reserved. No portion of this document may be used in any form whatsoever without prior written permission of the author.

Last updated 980610WE.

Compiled at the Washington National Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, Suitland, Maryland during February and March, 1996, updated June, 1998.


Folder call Last Lic. call Last DOC # Last Licensee Owner (if different) Last City of License First Lic. Date First Lic. call First DOC# First Licensee First owner (if different than Lic) First City of License Comments
WAAB WBET 3026 Boston Transcript Company
"Boston, Mass." 12/18/26





WAAF WAAF 608 Chicago Daily Drovers Journal
"Chicago, Ill." 4/7/22 WAAF same Union Stockyard & Transit Company

xUnion Stockyard & Transit Company - 6/9/22
WAAT WAAT 1975 Frank V. Bremer Bremer Broadcasting Corporation "Jersey City, NJ" 8/19/26 WAAT




WABC WABC 1531 Atlantic Broadcasting Corporation
"Richmond Hill, NY" 9/20/24 WAHG same A.B. Grebe & Company

includes file for WBOQ-see next line

WBOQ 1719 A.H. Grebe & Company
"Richmond Hill, NY" 9/28/25




Last licensed 1/26/27
WABI WABI 1869 First Universalist Church
"Bangor, ME" 10/14/25





WACO **** **** EMPTY - NO FILES WHATSOEVER








WADC WADC 1714 Allen T. Simmons
"Akron, Ohio" 3/23/25 WADC same Allen Theatre


WAPI **** **** FILE MISSING - CARD DATED 10-16-70








WARD WCGU 2062 Chas. G. Ungar
"Lakewood, NJ" 11/1/26





WASH WASH 1619 Baxter Launderers & Cleaners
"Grand Rapids, MI" 11/12/25 WBDC same Baxter Laundry Company

xWBDC 10/20/26
WAVE WFIW 4015 "The Acme Mills, Inc."
"Hopkinsville, KY" 2/12/27





WAWC **** **** FILE MISSING - DATED 4-19-66








WBAA WBAA 599 Purdue University
"West Lafayette, IN" 4/5/22





WBAL WBAL 1988 "Consolidated Gas, Electric Light & Power Company of Baltimore"
"Baltimore, MD" 8/24/26




1st authorized by DOC letter 12/18/25
WBAP WBAP 693 "Carter Publications, Incorporated"
"Fort Worth, Texas" 5/2/22 WBAP same Worth-Carter Publishing Company The Star Telegram

WBAX WBAX 690 "John H. Stenger, Jr."
"Wilkes-Barre, PA" 4/29/22





WBBC WBBC 1989 Brooklyn Broadcasting Corporation Peter J. Teston "Brooklyn, NY" 8/24/25





WBBL WBBL 1345 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
"Richmond, VA" 2/23/24





WBBR WBBR 1324 Peoples Pulpit Association
"Roseville, NY" 1/31/24




most file contents are negative photocopies
WBBZ WBBZ 1846 C.L. Carrell
Portable 9/9/25





WBCM WSKC 1150 World's Star Knitting Company
"Bay City, MI" 4/3/25





WBEN WMAK 840 Norton Laboratories Inc.
"Lockport, NY" 9/22/22





WBIG WNRC 1857 Wayne M. Nelson
"Greensboro, NCf" 12/24/25 WJBG
Interstate Radio Inc.

xWJBG 8/19/26
WBIL WLWL 1829 The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle
"New York, NY" 11/11/25





WBNS WCAH 470 C. A. Entrekin
"Columbus, OH" 9/11/22 WCAH
The Entrekin Electric Company


WBRB WBRB 1833 Robert S. Johnson
"Red Bank, NJ" 11/20/25





WBRC WBRC 1777 Birmingham Broadcasting Company
"Birmingham, AL" 5/27/25 WBRC
Bell Radio Corporation

change in name of same owner eff: 9/11/26
WBRE WBRE 1626 Baltimore Radio Exchange Louis G. Baltimore "Wilkes-Barre, PA" 1/16/25





WBTM **** **** NOT A DOC/FRC FILE: FCC file dated 1937








WBZ WBZ 224 Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
"Springfield, MA" 12/13/21




2 early Limited Commercial forms are marked 1XAE; 1st Class B-Broadcasting license: 11/1/22
WBZA WBZA 1844 Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
"Boston, MA" 9/2/25




"Listed as Boston, MA on last license in folder dated 12/30/26"
WCAD WCAD 359 St. Lawrence University
"Canton, NY" 5/4/22





WCAE WCAE 698 Kaufmann & Baer Company
"Pittsburgh, PA" 5/3/22





WCAL WCAL 363 St. Olaf College Radio Station St. Olaf College "Northfield, MN" 5/6/22





WCAM WCAM 1528 City of Camden
"Camden, NJ" 9/18/24 WFBI same "Galvin Radio Supply, Inc."

"xGalvin Radio Supply, Inc. eff. 8/3/26"
WCAO WCAO 366 Monumental Radio Incorporated
"Baltimore, MD" 8/7/22




see ownership change notes next few lines

WCAO 366 Sanders and Stayman Company









WCAO 366 Kranz-Smith Sanders and Stayman Company







effective 2/3/25

WCAO 366 Brager of Baltimore Albert A. & A. Stanley Brager "Baltimore, MD"





effective 4/20/25

WCAO 366 Monumental Radio Incorporated







"same managment, different company eff. 11/8/26"
WCAP WDWM 2083 Radio Industries Broadcast Company
"Newark, NJ" 11/22/26





WCAT WCAT 371 South Dakota State School of Mines
"Rapid City, Iowa" 5/9/22





WCAU WCAU 367 Universal Broadcasting Company
"Philadelphia, PA" 5/10/22




see ownership notes next lines

WCAU 367 Philadelphia Radiophone Company









WCAU 367 Durham & Company







effective 1/24/23

WCAU 367 Universal Broadcasting Company







effective 11/17/26
WCAX WCAX 365 University of Vermont
"Burlington, VT" 5/13/22





WCAZ WCAZ 393 Carthage College
"Carthage, IL" 5/15/22 WCAZ same Robert E. Compton and Quincy Whig-Journal

xRobert E. Compton and Quincy Whig-Journal - 9/24/23
WCBA WCBA 1137 Queen City Radiophone Station Charles W. Heimback "Allentown, PA" 5/24/23

Charles W. Heimbach


WCBD WCBD 1159 Wilber Glenn Voliva
"Zion, IL" 6/13/23





WBCM WCBM 1389 Hotel Chateau Charles Schwartz-lessee "Baltimore, MD" 3/20/24 WCBM same Charles Schwartz


WCBS WCBS 1979 Harold L. Dewing & Chas. H. Messter
Portable 8/19/26




last licens dated 1/19/27
WCFL WCFL 1945 Chicago Federation of Labor
"Chicago, IL" 7/13/26





WCLO WCLO 1835 C.E. Whitmore
"Camp Lake, WI" 8/24/25





WCOA WCOA 1990 City of Pensacola
"Pensacola, Florida" 8/24/26





WCOC WCOC 4004 Crystal Oil Company
"Columbus, MS" 2/4/27





WCOL WMAN 869 Haskett Radio Station W.E. Haskett "Columbus, OH" 10/5/22 WMAN same Broad Street Baptist Church


WCPO WCPO 2072 The Gafield Place Hotel Company
"Cincinatti, OH" 12/8/24 WFBE same John Van De Walle


WCRW WCRW 1958 Clinton R. White
"Chicago, IL" 7/30/26