Monday, February 28, 2005

Origin of the term "Graveyard"

Veteran GY DX'er Bob Foxworth commented on the origin of the phrase "Graveyard" to describe the local channels. So far, no one has come forward with any "proof" for how this term came into widespread acceptance. But Bob's explanation seems logical.

Perhaps an etymological explanation of the term
"graveyard" itself. My understanding of this term is that
it is an allusion to the way the stations are packed in
together geographically, across the breadth of the
country, just as headstones are arranged close together
in a cemetery..Robert Foxworth


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