LA Stations Signal Plan to Channel Share

Los Angeles stations KLCS and KJLA, which had been living together in a channel-sharing test, have decided to tie the knot permanently.

KJLA is the flagship station for the LATV Network, while KLCS is a non-commercial station broadcast owned and operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

FCC Chairman Tom wheeler, who had said their FCC-approved sharing test made a compelling case for sharing, welcomed the news, which means broadcasters will be giving up spectrum in at least one of the top markets the FCC is eyeing in its incentive auction.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.