WBZ radio leaving Soldiers Field Road

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 13:05:17 EDT 2018

Not sure exactly when the rules were modified but the owner who has
had the calls the longest can approve another owner to use the calls
or can refuse. (for example WLS-AM, FM and TV in Chicago)

Buffalo radio station WBEN (AM) (which was named for the Buffalo
Evening News), is owned by Entercom Communications. Entercom is based
in Philadelphia. Entercom granted WBEN-FM the permission to use the
call sign, a move that proved to be short-sighted: when FM station
WLKK changed to a simulcast of WBEN-AM, it was unable to use the
WBEN-FM call sign.

On Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 11:54 AM Rob Landry <011010001@interpring.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Aug 2018, Jeff Lehmann wrote:
> > The call letters do not have to change.
> Has something changed since WHDH became WEEI, and WOR-TV in New York
> became WWOR? It used to be that the same basic call sign couldn't be held
> by two unrelated entities.
> Rob

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