Who got WHO?
That’s right, who got WHO—as opposed to the much more common “Who got whom?” even though the later might be deliciously NSFW and the former is, at least as intended here, safe for even the most priggish work environments.
In this question, I’m looking not for someone who got nailed, but for the person bright enough to apply for the radio call letters, “WHO” back in the early days of broadcast radio. The station has been around for ages. It’s heartland conservative talk radio. It is located in Des Moines, Iowa.
Who was smart enough to apply for such a great set of call letters? Did the current owners of it buy it or apply for it back in the early days of radio and stick with it through the Great Depression and beyond? What’s the history of who’s WHO?