Correct, TSMW, and in fact, the sales agreement will prohibit WWCD from using "101" or "101.1" after the sale of that frequency closes. Look it up, it's in the link in this thread.
So, when tOSU takes over the new WOSA - presumably on Wednesday, per all the reports and WOSU's own press release, give or take a lawyer or two or a broken pen - WWCD will be forced to convert to "CD102.5".
They can still relinquish 101.1 on Monday and still call themselves "CD101 @ 102.5" right up until 101.1's sale closes...which, given that WWCD's owner says they want to make the change "gently" for listeners, they will probably do, even though listeners won't even fnid alt-rock music on 101.1 on Monday.
The "gently" line comes courtesy of an August article in Columbus Business First, which has a lot of information we didn't have otherwise.http://bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/08/02/story12.html
“Our broadcast goal is to be everywhere and on all devices,” Fun With Radio owner Roger Vaughan said in an e-mail. “The simulcast is transitioning our listeners as gently as is possible to our new home. We think it’s working great so far.”
Look! This is back all the way from August! Roger wasn't abducted by aliens after al!
It even quotes WHIZ Media Group president Hank Littick, but note what both men don't answer:
WHIZ President Hank Littick said he thinks WWCD’s format is a better fit for the 102.5 signal, formerly occupied by country music station WCVZ. He declined to characterize his group’s partnership with Fun With Radio and Vaughan did not respond to the question.
Again, this is information that was out there in August. I have no idea why it didn't show up in a Google search before now. Maybe Google's ever-expanding indexing only now picked up Columbus Business First. Maybe Roger Vaughan paid off Google so we radio geeks wouldn't know the truth.
The article repeats what was linked here in the FCC agreement:
But the WOSU agreement prohibits it from using the 101 or 101.1 name after the deal closes.
I found this article from an update posted by CBF on Friday.http://bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2010/12/cd101-ready-to-complete-move-to-1025.html
Nothing we don't already have in this thread.
We could have saved Mr. Bigley a LOT of typing had we found this earlier.