Ore. airport wants to sell ads on control tower

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The Medford airport wants to sell advertising space on its control tower.

The airport's director, Bern Case, tells the Medford Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/qOT2QI ) he's negotiating with a company interested in using the space for corporate branding.

Case wouldn't disclose the name of the company or what the deal would raise for the airport.

The proposal calls for signs on each of the tower's four sides. Case says the signs would be about 25-feet square. The tower is 100 feet tall, and 34 feet on each side.

The signage would require changing city sign laws, and some city officials are dubious about the idea.

Case says the Federal Aviation Administration's main concern is that sign lighting doesn't hinder the visibility for air traffic controllers.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/