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 59 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 Equip. 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
WCSH WCSH 1813 Congress Square Hotel Company
"Portland, Maine" 7/24/25 WCSH same Henry F. Rines

xHenry F. Rines effective 1/22/27
WDAE WDAE 379 Tampa Daily Times
"Tampa, Florida" 5/15/22





WDAF WDAF 382 The Kansas City Star
"Kansas City, MO" 5/16/22 WDAF same Kansas City Star - William F. Nelson Estate

xKansas City Star-William F. Nelson Estate
WDAH WDAH 1984 Trinity Methodist Church
"El Paso, Texas" 3/22/23 WDAH same "Trinity Methodist Church, South"

Owner name chg. effective 8/15/23
WDAS WIAD 718 Howard R. Miller
"Philadelphia, PA" 7/22/22 WIAD same Ocean City Yacht Club Howard R. Miller "Ocean City, New Jersey" City of license change effective: 10/22/23
WDAY WDAY 418 Radio Equipment Corporation same "Fargo, North Dakota" 5/23/22 WDAY



see next lines for ownership changes

WDAY 418 Kenneth M Hance & Associates same "Fargo, North Dakota" 5/23/22






WDAY 418 Kenneth M. Hance same "Fargo, North Dakota" 8/18/22






WDAY 418 Fargo Radio Service Company Kenneth M. Hance "Fargo, North Dakota" 11/20/22






WDAY 418 Fargo Radio Service Company Fargo Radio Service Company "Fargo, North Dakota" 2/5/23






WDAY 418 "Fargo Radio Service Company, Inc." same "Fargo, North Dakota" 8/6/23






WDAY 418 "Radio Service Corporation, Inc." same "Fargo, North Dakota" 10/20/23





WDBJ WDBJ 1431 Richardson-Wayland Electric Corporation
"Roanoke, Virginia" 12/5/24





WDBO WDBO 1440 "Rollins College, Inc." "Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc." "Winter Park, FL" 5/19/24





WDEL WDEL 717 "Wilmington Electric Specialty Company, Inc."
"Wilmington, DE" 7/22/22 WHAV same same

Call letter change effective 8/19/26
WDGY WDGY 1281 Dr. George W. Young
"Minneapolis, MN" 2/17/23 KFMT same ? ? same Call letter change to WHAT 4/6/25; chg. to WDGY 12/7/26
WDOD WDOD 1741 "Chattanooga Radio Company, Inc."
"Chattanooga, TN" 4/14/25





WDRC FILE MISSING - CHECKOUT CARD DATED 3/11/56










WDSU WCBE 1340 Uhalt Bros. Radio Company
"New Orleans, LA" 2/15/24 WCBE same Uhalt Radio Company W.J. Uhalt same Licensee name change effective 10/3/24
WDZ WDZ 606 James L. Bush
"Tuscola, Illinois" 6/23/22 WDZ same same same same
WEAF WEAF 684 National Broadcasting Company (Incorporated)
"New York City, NY" 4/29/22 WBAY same American Telephone & Telegraph Company Western Electric Company same Call letter change effective 5/12/23; see notes below

WBAY 684 American Telephone & Telegraph Company
"New York City, NY" 4/29/22




Change in ownership effective 5/22/26; became wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T

WEAF 684 Broadcasting Corporation of America (Incorporated)
"New York City, NY"





Change in ownership effective 2/16/27; purchased by the Radio Corporation of America
WEAN WEAN 454 The Shepard Company
"Providence, RI" 6/5/22





WEBC WEBC 1485 W.C. Bridges W.Cecil Bridges "Superior, Wisconsin" 6/27/24





WEBQ WEBQ 1539 Tate Radio Company Joseph R. Tate "Harrisburg, IL" 9/30/24 WEBQ same Joseph R. Tate Joseph R. Tate same
WEBR WEBR 1542 H. H. Howell
"Buffalo, New York" 9/30/24





WEDC WEDC 2032 Emil Denemark Broadcasting Station
"Chicago, Illinois" 10/4/26




"First license marked as License change from WLBB, no date or details given."
WEEI FILE MISSING - NO CHARGE OUT CARD WAS IN THE BOX










WELL WKBP 2010 Enquirer-News Company
"Battle Creek, MI" 9/18/26 WKBP




WENR WENR 1746 All-American Radio Corporation
"Chicago, Illinois" 4/16/25




Includes licenses of WBCN; see below

WBCN 1598 Foster & McDonnell
"Chicago, Illinois" 12/18/24 WBCN



last license dated 2/8/27; marked deleted
WESG WEAI 432 Cornell University
"Ithaca, New York" 5/27/22 WEAI
"School of Engineering, Cornell University"


WEST WKJC 1143 Kirk Johnson & Company
"Lancaster, PA" 6/2/23 WDBC same same

Call letter change effective 8/16/27
WEVD WSOM 1953 Union Course Laboratories
"Woodhaven, NY" 7/27/26 WJBV same same
same Call letter change effective 2/3/27
WEW WEW 560 The St. Louis University
"St. Louis, MO" 3/23/22 WEW




WEXL WAGM 1986 Robert L. Miller
"Royal Oak, MI" 8/19/26 WAGM




WFAA WFAA 456 Dallas News and Dallas Journal A. H. Belo Corp. "Dallas, Texas" 6/5/22 WFAA




WFAM WRAF 1094 "The Radio Club, Inc."
"LaPorte, Indiana" 4/17/23 WRAF




WFAS WBRS 1977 Universal Radio Manufacturing Company
"Brooklyn, NY" 8/19/26 WBRS




WFBC WFBC 1572 First Baptist Church
"Knoxville, TN" 11/4/24 WFBC




WFBG WFBG 1504 William F. Gable Company
"Altoona, PA" 7/23/24 WFBG




WFBL WFBL 1557 The Onondaga Company
"Syracuse, NY" 10/20/24 WFBL same Onondaga Hotel Company

Name change effective xx/xx/xx
WFBM WFBM 1559 Merchants Heat & Light Company
"Indianapolis, IN" 10/23/24 WFBM




WFBR WFBR 1569 "5th Infantry, Maryland National Guard"
"Baltimore, MD" 11/3/24 WFBR




WFAB WHAP 1700 H. Alvin Simmons
"Brooklyn, NY" 3/17/25 WFAB same


Licenses are in reverse order in folder.
WFDF WFDF 426 Frank D. Fallain
"Genessee, MI" 5/25/22 WEAA same Fallain & Lathrop Frank D. Fallain same Call letter change effective 3/23/25
WFIL WFI 345 Strawbridge and Clothier
"Philadelphia, PA" 3/18/22 WFI




WGAL WGAL 502 Lancaster Electric Supply and Construction Company
"Lancaster, PA" 6/24/22 WGAL




WGAR WGAR 879 Wittenberg College
"Springfield, Ohio" 10/13/22 WNAP same "Wittenberg College, Department of Physics"

Call letter change effective 3/6/25
WGBB WGBB 1597 Harry H. Carman
"Freeport, NY" 12/13/24 WGBB




WGBF WGBF 1608 Finke Furniture Company
"Evansville, IN" 1/3/25 WGBF




WGBI WGBI 1620 Scranton Broadcaster Inc.
"Scranton, PA" 1/13/25 WGBI




WGES WGES 1239 Oak Leaves Broadcasting Corporation
"Chicago, IL" 10/10/23 WTAY same Indar-Oak Leaves Broadcasting Corporation

Call letter change effective 4/6/25
WGH WPAB 3002 Radio Corporation of Virginia
"Norfolk, VA" 12/6/26 WPAB




WGL WCWK 1682 Chester W. Kean
"Fort Wayne, Indiana" 3/3/25 WHBJ same Laver Auto Company Donal Bottenhorn
Call letter change effective 9/3/26
WGN WGN/WLIB 406 The Tribune Company
"Chicago, Illinois" 5/19/22 WDAP same Midwest Radio Central Inc.

File includes lic. #1577: see below; See license details for #406 below.

WDAP 406 Midwest Radio Central Inc.
"Chicago, Illinois" 5/19/22






WDAP 406 The Board of Trade of the City of Chicago
"Chicago, Illinois"





Change in name effective 6/26/23

WDAP 406 The Whitestone Company The Drake Hotel "Chicago, Illinois"





Change in name effective 5/20/24

WGN 406 The Whitestone Company The Drake Hotel "Chicago, Illinois"





Call letter change effective 7/15/24

WGN 406 The Chicago Tribune The Whitestone Company "Chicago, Illinois"





Change in licensee 10/17/24; Whitestone continues to own equipment

WGN 406 The Chicago Tribune The Tribune Company "Chicago, Illinois"





The Tribune Company equipment owners effective 7/19/26

WGN/WLIB 406 The Chicago Tribune The Tribune Company "Chicago, Illinois"





WGN combined with WLIB effective 10/20/26
WGN WCEE 1577 Charles E. Erbstein Charline's Station "Chicago, Illinois" 11/14/24




1st license marked as a license change to Class B and call letters WOBO crossed out for WCEE

WTAS 1577 Charles E. Erbstein
"Chicago, Illinois"





Call letter change to WTAS from WCEE effective 1/26/25

WLIB 1577 "Liberty Weekly, Inc."
"Chicago, Illinois"





Call letter & license change effective 10/23/25

WLIB/WGN 1577 "Liberty Weekly, Inc & The Tribune Company, Inc."
"Chicago, Illinois"





FRC orders consolidation of WLIB & WTAS into WGN on 9/6/28 or forfeit licenses. See FRC docket 73 (WLIB) & 87 (WTAS)
WGR WGR 331 Federal Radio Corporation Federal Telephone Manufacturing Company "Buffalo, NY" 3/14/22 WGR same Federal Telephone & Telegraph Company

See next lines for further license details

WGR 331 Federal Telephone Manufacturing Company







Change in licensee name for 8/25/24

WGR 331 Federal Radio Corporation Federal Telephone Manufacturing Company






Change in licensee name effective 10/28/25; owner of equipment stays the same.
WGST WGST 1558 Georgia School of Technology
"August, GA" 10/23/24 WBBF same same

Folder includes file for WBBF #1291- see notes below. Call letter change from WBBF to WGST effective 1/12/25

WBBF 1291 Georgia School of Technology
"August, GA" 1/7/24 WBBF same same

Station deleted; last license dated 6/10/24 expiring 9/10/24.
WGY WGY 285 General Electric Company
"Schnectady, NY" 1/4/22 WGY



#113 2XI mentioned on 10/17/25 WGY license; Granted Broadcast Development License 8/21/23; Granted Broadcasting License 7/19/26.