Entercom announces what it plans to keep

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Fri Oct 13 01:26:29 EDT 2017

For some years now, it has been possible for separately-owned stations 
in different services to have the same base call letters. It was once 
noted in this forum that there is a WKLB (AM) somewhere, under different 
ownership than the local WKLB-FM.  I think the station which had the 
call first has to give consent.  So I imagine that WBZ (AM) can control 
whether anyone else gets to be WBZ-xx. Any necessary consents may be 
part of the terms of the sale.   I suspect if WBZ-FM is sold separately 
from the AM, it may be required to change the callsign.

On 10/12/2017 2:43 AM, Sean Smyth wrote:
> I'm curious about the WBZ calls -- especially if Cox buys, as Scott and
> Lance floated on their podcast. (Wasn't Cox considering unloading 25 about
> 10 minutes ago? I don't see a 25/1030 marriage going smoothly.)
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:35 AM Doug Drown <ashboy1951@gmail.com> wrote:
>> "You can be sure if it's Westinghouse."   Uhh . . . Not any more.
>> Rob is right.  Westinghouse put WBZ on the air in 1921, bought CBS in 1995,
>> and *became *CBS two years later, the tail having wagged the dog.
>> I haven't been attentive as to what will be happening with KDKA and KYW,
>> which are in similar circumstances.
>> Robert Wright, the former CEO of NBC, once made the remark that getting the
>> network out of radio was the worst mistake he made during his time at the
>> helm.  A legacy disappeared.  The same thing happened with ABC's historic
>> O&Os.  Sadly, I expect it will here, too.
>> In addition, what will become of WBZ's close working relationship with
>> Channel 4?

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