Uncle Dale's replacement...
Sun Sep 21 01:12:26 EDT 2008
Sure they could. If CBS wanted to move the WBZ format to FM, they
would probably want to simulcast on both frequencies for awhile
anyway. They could apply for WBZ-FM and since it's a co-owned
station in the same market, it would be granted without a problem.
Once the simulcasting was done and lets say 1030 changes it's call
letters (why you'd want to do that I have no idea) CBS could then
petition the FCC modify the WBZ-FM calls to drop the -FM suffix and
just go with WBZ. Unless CBS decided to sell 1030 outright, I can't
see this happening, but the news-talk format moving to FM is
something I can envision down the road.
On Sep 21, 2008, at 12:52 AM, A. Joseph Ross wrote:
> On 20 Sep 2008 at 1:15, Don A wrote:
>>> It is hard to conceive that WBZ could be moved to FM but in this day
>>> and age why not?
>> Because that would decimate their property value at 1030AM.
> I'm not even sure they could. Not and keep those call letters. As I
> understand the current rules, once a station gives up a three-letter
> callsign, it's gone. Another station could not apply for the three-
> letter call, unless the FCC can be persuaded to make an exception to
> its current rules. Or the rules change.
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