call sign question

A. Joseph Ross
Sat Jun 23 01:41:01 EDT 2007

On 22 Jun 2007 at 22:16, Scott Fybush wrote:

> The way the rules work now, a base call (say, WFLA) can be used across
> multiple services (an AM with no suffix, plus -FM, -TV, -LP as an
> LPFM, -LP as an LPTV, -LD as a digital LPTV, -CA as a class A TV and
> -CD as a digital class A TV) by multiple owners in multiple markets.
> The only condition is that whoever's had the base call the longest
> gets to decide whether other owners can use it as well.

I seem to recall that there's an AM station called WKLB somewhere in 
Kentucky, and WKLB-FM in Boston has their permission to use the call 
> It has now become quite common, as in the ABC case, for the rights to
> continued use of a set of call letters to be a major condition of a
> station sale. I'm sure Citadel would have wanted a sizable discount on
> their purchase price if they'd been forced to change the calls on
> WABC, WLS, KGO and KABC, losing the heritage that those calls bring to
> those stations.

WABC and KABC may be heritage calls, but they also are historically 
associated with the ABC network.  It seems weird for them to exist on 
stations not owned by ABC.
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