KOMO was originally KJR and vice-versa. The change was made on April 18, 1944 according to an unusual note in the “history cards” maintained in the FCC’s CDBS.
I have not ever heard an explanation of the rationale for this. KJR – 1000 was NBC Blue Network, KOMO – 950 was NBC Red Network, both owned then by Fisher’s Blend, the flour manufacturer.
I have attached the page from the 1942 Broadcasting Yearbook which shows this.
Ben Dawson to WOR iog (2022-01-02)