A Day at WEAF

The WEAF Broadcast Day

Here's the schedule for six-and-a-half hours of WEAF New York's broadcast day on August 10, 1945, the first day of hints that World War II might finally be over. V-J Day actually came five days later on August 15, 1945. Regular programming is interrupted several times for news of the possible end of the war. It's an interesting look at a very historic time. WEAF was the NBC-owned station at 660 on the AM dial. It became WNBC-AM 15 months later. (See Call Letter History below.)

WEAF New York - August 10, 1945:

10:30-10:45 a.m. NBC News with H.V. Kaltenborn
10:45-11:00 a.m. NBC News with Don Goddard

11:30-11:45 a.m. NBC News with Barry Cameron
11:45-12:00 p.m. NBC News with David Harum

12:15-12:30 p.m. Maggie's Private Wire (with guest Enrico Caruso, Jr.)
12:30-12:45 p.m. News From The Pacific
12:45-12:55 p.m. Music Room with J. Jerome
12:55- 1:00 p.m. Transcribed Music

1:00- 1:45 p.m. Mary Margaret McBride (with guest Eddie Rickenbacker)
1:45- 2:00 p.m. News Of The World

2:00- 2:15 p.m. General Mills Hour; The Guiding Light
2:15- 2:30 p.m. Today's Children
2:30- 2:45 p.m. NBC News In Brief; Woman In White
2:45- 3:00 p.m. Betty Crocker

3:00- 3:15 p.m. A Woman In America
3:15- 3:30 p.m. Ma Perkins
3:30- 3:45 p.m. NBC News Bulletin; Pepper Young's Family
3:45- 4:00 p.m. NBC News In Brief Special Report; The Right To Happiness

4:00- 4:15 p.m. NBC News In Brief with Morgan Beatty; Mary Noble: Backstage Wife
4:15- 4:30 p.m. Stella Dallas
4:30- 4:45 p.m. Lorenzo Jones
4:45- 5:00 p.m. Young Widder Brown


July 25, 1922 - AT&T purchases a New York City Radio outlet; the U. S. government grants AT&T the call letters WBAY.

Aug. 16, 1926 - RCA purchases WBAY and changes the call letters to WEAF.

Nov. 10, 1946 - WEAF changes call letters to WNBC.

Oct. 18, 1954 - WNBC changes call letters to WRCA.

May 23, 1960 - WRCA changes call letters back to WNBC.

Oct. 7, 1988 - WNBC becomes WFAN as Emmis purchases frequency rights and moves its all-sports Radio format from 1050 KHz to 660 KHz.

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