call letters

plural noun

Examples of call letters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The network’s stations group revealed plans to change the call letters to those outlets in several markets, as well as primetime plans for those stations going forward. Michael Schneider, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 The network is now part of a streaming service that removed its call letters (bye HBO Max, hello Max). John Koblin, New York Times, 12 July 2023 In 1981, the Milwaukee School of Engineering station boosted its power to 1,000 watts with a 28-mile range and took on its new call letters, with a push from the student Radio Broadcasters Club, approval from the Federal Communications Commission and a $30,000 donation from alumnus Everett Cobb. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2021 The classic four-digit call letters for KPCC and the other stations won’t completely disappear. Matt Pearcestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2023 Kahneman prefers a different set of call letters — WYSIATI. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2023 The obituary also misstated the call letters of one of the stations where Mr. Laboe worked. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2022 Once known in the market as KHJ-TV, KCAL was acquired by Disney in 1988 and changed its call letters to KCAL in December 1989. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 12 July 2022 The station used it when announcing their call letters. Pam Windsor, Forbes, 3 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of call letters was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Call letters.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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