call letters

plural noun

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The costume featured a papier mache head and red cloth body with the station’s call letters affixed across the front. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Chicken feeling young again with return to Petco Park," 27 July 2019 The forerunner of what today is CBS-2 — which later gave its call letters to what since 1968 has been ABC-owned and -operated WLS-Ch. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "The Cubs’ 1946 TV debut came nearly 3 months after their 1st telecast was supposed to air. So yeah, there were problems.," 13 July 2019 The document to officially confirm the executor of the estate is called letters of office, which is a court document that identifies the executor of the estate from the probate proceeding. Howard Dakoff, chicagotribune.com, "Are relatives automatically entitled to details about a deceased owner's condo?," 4 Oct. 2017 People who drive vans emblazoned with a television station’s call letters are obvious targets. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "Anger toward media spreads into local communities," 30 Oct. 2018 It's first run ended in 1987 and the iconic call letters went to a station in Greensburg, Kentucky. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "60 years ago, WAKY put the crazy in Louisville's rock 'n' roll radio," 7 June 2018 However, while WOAI-Radio may share the same call letters as the TV outlet, it is owned by iHeart Media, not Sinclair, and has been a longtime home to conservative voices. Jeanne Jakle, San Antonio Express-News, "WOAI, KABB anchors read Sinclair-mandated anti-fake news script," 2 Apr. 2018 Rokita's campaign said the ad was booked by accident, after someone confused the Ohio station's call letters with another one closer to home. Brian Slodysko, Indianapolis Star, "Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita's publicity bid," 15 Feb. 2018 In another change coinciding with the frequency shuffle, WCGV this week changed its call letters to WVTV-2. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some Milwaukee TV stations relocate, others disappear in latest frequency shuffle," 10 Jan. 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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