Licensed to non-actual locations
Fri Feb 1 10:08:27 EST 2008
<<The FOX station in Burlington/Plattsburgh has used Montreal in the ID
from day 1.>>
I was curious about whether that could be done, given CRTC regulations. I
think it was because of the CRTC that RKO General was forced to sell CKLW a
short time before the company itself disbanded: an American company couldn't
own a Canadian broadcasting station. I wondered whether CKLW could continue
to brand itself "CKLW Detroit/Windsor" after that, and whether, conversely,
American stations that are adjacent to the border can include the names of
Canadian communities in their ID's.
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Subject: Re: Licensed to non-actual locations
> Channel 6 was one of the first to take advantage of the new rules.
> When they first signed on they were WTEV New Bedford and studios were
> there. New ownership changed the calls to WLNE and studios were moved
> to Providence.
> The FOX station in Burlington/Plattsburgh has used Montreal in the ID
> from day 1.
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