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  WPAJ EKKO stamp WDRC EKKO stamp

During the earliest days of radio, listeners enjoyed trying to tune in distant stations. These "DX" listeners would send reception reports to the station hoping to receive the station's EKKO stamp, which would be glued into a special album. The samples to the left are early EKKO stamps for WPAJ and WDRC.

The sample on the right was issued by the Bryant Company in the early 1930s.

WDRC Bryant stamp  
  Sometimes stations would send form letters confirming reception, like the
one below mailed to G.E. Jacques in Hornell, NY on December 1, 1931.

WDRC 1931 verification letter
  WDRC 1931 verification letter   
  WDRC 1931 verification letter   
  Still later, stations printed QSL cards to quickly respond to DX fans, like the ones below from 1943 and 1970.  
  1943 WDRC QSL card  
  1970 WDRC QSL card  
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