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KQY61

Contributor
1933

Within This Vale

Of Toil

And Sin

Your Head Grows Bald

But Not Your Chin -- Use

Burma-Shave
 

KQY61

Contributor
1933

25 Prizes Every Week

Thruout The Football
Season

You'll Find You'd
Rather

Use No Lather

B'Golly There's A
Reason

Burma-Shave
 

KQY61

Contributor
1933

Prize Contest Details

May Be Obtained

At Football Broadcast

Every Saturday

Over WCCO

Burma-Shave

Hi,

WCCO is an AM station on 830 kilocycles (using the 1933 term) in Minneapolis. Must have been carrying college football games. They were Class A, 50 kW in 1933 and they were on 810 kHz back then (830 today and still Class A). They had two 300 foot towers to ensure a wide coverage.

I wonder what sort of signal fight they had with WGY in Schenectady NY on the same frequency? WCCO had their frequency changed to 830 kHz in 1941 when the FCC moved many Class A stations around so they didn't have so much night interference. They changed to a single 654 foot tower in 1939, and that was probably to knock down WGY in their primary coverage area.

They would have had a huge footprint during the day in 1933. I imagine these signs up to 1000 miles out from Minneapolis. Wickedly successful advertising, I imagine.

These days, WCCO is also a TV station in Minneapolis, the old channel 4.

Stan
 

KQY61

Contributor
1933

Hit 'Em High

Hit 'Em Low

It's Action Rooters
Crave

Millions Boast -
Millions Toast

The All-American
Shave

Burma-Shave
 

KQY61

Contributor
1933

There's Football In
The Air

And Prizes For All To
Share

Accept Our Invitation

WCCO's The Station

(Many Prizes
Get Your Share)

Burma-Shave
 

KQY61

Contributor
1934

When Cutting

Whiskers

You Don't Need

To Leave One Half

Of Them For Seed

Burma-Shave

Hi,

Now, there is one to stick alongside the road that runs alongside the farm! :)

Stan
 
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