call sign question

Scott Fybush
Fri Jun 22 17:31:15 EDT 2007

Kevin Vahey wrote:
> With Citadel taking over most of the ABC/Disney stations I am curious
> about something.
> It used to be that if an owner sold off a station with a similar
> callsign the station needed new call letters (WKBW-WWKB for example)
> Are the WABC, WLS calls in jeopardy or has the FCC relaxed the rule?

The FCC long ago relaxed that rule. In fact, there's a clause in the 
sale of the ABC radio stations explicitly allowing Citadel to continue 
using the present calls.


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