ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- An adult contemporary radio station could start using the call letters WSEX next week, an attorney says.
Darrel Peters, the new owner of WTCO-FM in suburban Chicago, said the new call letters 'would have nothing whatsoever to do with 'dirty radio'; we just wanted the station to have an identity.'
Peters applied for the new call letters in September but the Federal Communications Commission rejected his application, saying the new designation was in 'bad taste.'
But Peters' attorney, James Weitzman, argued the FCC's 'bad taste' rule was vague and Wednesday won the commission's approval.
'There was no opposition in Arlington Heights to the change in call letters,' Weitzman said. 'There weren't even any comments filed on this. If anybody had been offended by these call letters they could have contacted the commission.'
The former country music station, under the new ownership of Darrel Peters Production Inc. will likely start using the WSEX designation next week, Weitzman said.