KING in Seattle / WIND in Chicago / CHUM in Toronto

radio station call letters

The rule is that US stations west of the Mississippi river begin with K, US stations east of the Mississippi river begin with W, and Canadian stations begin with C. Exceptions are older stations.

Here are some other interesting call signs:
CHATMedicine Hat, Alberta
KENOLas Vegas, Nevadahome of keno and other gambling games
KIDSSpringfield, Missourichildren's format
WADEWadesboro, North Carolina
WASHWashington, D.C.
WESTEaston, Pennsylvaniaseems contradictory . . .
WHOMJersey City, New Jersey
WINGDayton, Ohiobirthplace of manned flight
WOWOmaha, NebraskaMy station while in high school!
WRENTopeka, Kansas

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