Interesting the "hybrid" pronunciations -- part letter, part as though it were 
a word:

vee-sam
vee-tam (sometimes victor-tam, a hybrid of phonetic alphabet and word)
bee-tam (sometimes baker-tam, ditto)
queue-sam
bee-sam
bee-pam
bee-dam
tee-cam
queue-tam

And those were and are ALWAYS thus. One occasionally hears or heard dee-oh-ess 
and see-eye-see-ess, but never bee-tee-ay-em.

Charles

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Subject: Re: How do you say "z/OS"?

DOS was always 'doss'

OS/360 was 'oh ess 360'
SVS was 'ess vee ess'
MVT was 'em vee tee'
MVS was 'em vee ess'
ESA was 'eee ess aaa'
OS/390 was 'oh ess 390'

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