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Jun. 13 2012

New Transmitter Needs a Name!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 23 Comments

Hey listeners!


Our new WBJC transmitter needs a name!  Post your suggestions in the comment box below.

Diana Ross


Diana Ross is not the famous Supremes singer, but she does have big hair. Working in both Membership and Operations departments, she does a little bit of everything, including administering this website. You can contact her at dross@bccc.edu.

23 Responses to New Transmitter Needs a Name!

  • Bill Seeley says:


    To assuage any male chauvinists on the jury, you can always nickname her “Cecil”.

    My appreciation to all of you for all you do!


  • Bill Seeley says:

    What’s this about HD? Can you get it over the Internet? (from a part-time Alexandria exile listening on his laptop).

    • Diana Ross
      Diana Ross says:

      Hey Bill, we’re in the very early stages of the HD channels… stay tuned for more on that in the near future!

  • Kevin says:

    How about “The Maestro” for the transmitter name.

  • Robert Blackshaw says:

    Perhaps “The Diva” male chauvinists be hanged.

  • Maria Barata says:

    The name should be reflective of the changing name of the school with whom you are associated — Metamorphosis — as in “I never metamorphosis I didn’t like” (Hawkeye Pierce, M*A*S*H 4077)

  • Doug says:


  • Doug says:

    Upon further investigation: Clarence.

  • Fernando says:

    Ms. Tuba Myriam for “Tuba mirum spargens sonum” which translated from Mozart’s Requiem means ‘The trumpet will send ITS -wbjc’s- wondrous sound’ all over MD, DC and surrounding areas.

    • Daniel Perrine says:

      I vote for Fernando’s suggestion, “Tuba Myriam” for “Tuba mirum spargens sonum”. Hoping, however, that MD, DC, and surrounding areas will not feel they are the sepulcra regionum through which this trumpet resounds! Maybe “Des Knabes Wunderhorn”? Or simply “das Wunderhorn”?

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      Diana Ross says:

      Oh that’s clever!

  • William Cowell says:

    Call the transmitter “Theremin II”. A play on words – “theremin also”. A Theremin was an electronic musical instrument that is still in use mostly for special effects. The transmitter electronically reproduces the music so…the transmitter is a Theremin also.

  • Jon Powers says:

    Why not just, “BJ”!!

  • Nick says:

    The Thin Lady (As in not fat) (Can be abbreviated to TTL)

  • Nick says:

    The Thin Lady (As in not fat) can be abbreviated to TTL

  • Douglas Skeen says:

    I think the transmitter should be called – Salomon – after Johann Peter Salomon who was the great impresario that worked with Haydn and Mozart and was also highly esteemed by Beethoven. In addition the role of an impresario was/is important in bringing music to the public.

  • Steve Levenson says:

    How about, reflecting extra power, “Molto Volto”?

  • Kevin says:

    I figure one more try, how about ‘The Magnificat Tower.’

  • Paul Hart says:

    After all, it is an FM transmitter, and 50 KW is your radiated power, not the transmitter power. I suggest consideration of the name Armstrong, in honor of the inventor of the superhetrodyne receiver and FM broadcasting.

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    Diana Ross says:

    These are all great suggestions! I think if Engineer Bob can’t pick one, we’ll put up a poll 🙂

  • Nick says:

    If Baltimore can have a world trade tower, why can’t WBJC have it’s version of Cleopatra’s Needle?

  • Art says:

    Congratulations on your HD Radio transmitter. Your HD1 signal is clearly an improvement over the analog signal.

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