Derivation of "Karl Z. Wog" (thanks to M.I.T.)

As a teen-aged amateur radio operator (“ham”), I had call sign K3SGM in Maryland and W0HHG in Missouri. I had a rubber address stamp that read “Charles H. Sauer W0HHG”, and used the stamp routinely. When I used it to stamp my return address on an admissions application to M.I.T., the response was addressed to “Charles H. S. Wohhg”.

This greatly amused me and my high school friends in the “briefcase gang”. They started calling me “Wohhg”, pronounced “Wog”. One gave me the moniker “Carlywog”.

Years later, the credits in Jack Moore‘s Sandscript listed “sound tech by Dr. Karl Z. Wog”.

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