Re: New Monopoly in Dept Stores; Federated and May to Merge

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I have seen mentions of Sears, Roebuck

> occasionally in this thread. Back in the 1920's, Sears Roebuck was a > very large chain of stores. The radio station they started > acknowledged this fact by its call sign: 'W'(orlds)'L'(argest)'S'(tore), > based in Chicago. WLS is on AM radio 890 kc...

Interesting. I knew a different version of the 'World's Largest Store' story. The way I heard it, the radio station was owned by the same outfit that owned the Merchandise Mart (also in Chicago).



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