FIRST:   Sinclair  Broadcast  Group,  Inc.,  a  Maryland  corporation  (the
"Corporation"),  desires to amend and restate its Charter as currently in effect
and as hereinafter amended.
     SECOND:  The following  provisions are all of the provisions of the Charter
currently in effect and as hereinafter amended:
          FIRST: Name. The name of the Corporation is:
                         SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC.
          SECOND:  Purpose.  The purpose for which the Corporation is formed and
     the business or object to be carried on and promoted by it are as follows:
               (a) to own,  operate,  acquire,  sell,  and  transfer  television
     stations and television programming;
               (b) to do anything permitted by Section 2-103 of the Corporations
     and Associations Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended from
     time to time; and
               (c) to engage in any other lawful purpose and business.
          THIRD: Capital Structure. The total number of shares of all classes of
     stock  which the  Corporation  has  authority  to issue is six  hundred and
     ninety million  (690,000,000)  shares, having an aggregate par value of six
     million nine hundred thousand dollars  ($6,900,000.00),  consisting of five
     hundred  million  (500,000,000)  shares of Class A Common  Stock with a par
     value of one cent  ($.01)  per  share  (the  "Class A Common  Stock"),  one
     hundred and forty million (140,000,000) shares of Class B Common Stock with
     a par value of one cent ($.01) per share (the "Class B Common Stock"),  and
     fifty million  (50,000,000)  shares of Preferred  Stock with a par value of
     one cent ($.01) per share (the "Preferred Stock"). Class A Common Stock and
     Class B Common Stock are  hereinafter  collectively  referred to as "Common
          FOURTH:  Voting  Rights.  (a)  Holders  of  Class A Common  Stock  are
     entitled  to one (1) vote per  share of such  stock  held  and,  except  as
     provided  below,  holders of Class B Common  Stock are entitled to ten (10)
     votes per  share of such  stock  held  with  respect  to  matters  properly
     submitted for the vote of holders of Common Shares at any duly  constituted
     meeting of stockholders. The holders of Common Shares will vote together as
     a single class on all matters  properly  presented to the  stockholders for
     their vote  unless  otherwise  required  by law.  The holders of the Common
     Shares are not entitled to cumulate votes in the election of any directors.
               (b)  Notwithstanding  the  foregoing,  holders  of Class B Common
     Stock shall be entitled to one (1) vote per share with  respect to: (i) any
     proposed  "Rule 13e-3  transaction,"  as that term is defined in Rule 13e-3
     promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,  between
     the  Corporation  and any person who held  stock in the  Corporation  as of
     January 1, 1995 (the  "Controlling  Stockholders"),  any Affiliate (as such
     term is defined below) of the Controlling Stockholders,  or any group which
     the  Controlling  Stockholders  are an Affiliate  or which the  Controlling
     Stockholders are a member; (ii) any disposition of all or substantially all
     of  the  Corporation's   assets;  (iii)  any  sale  or  transfer  or  other
     disposition of assets which would cause a fundamental  change in the nature
     of the Corporation's  business; and (iv) a merger or a consolidation of the
     Corporation  subsequent  to which the holders of the Common Shares will own
     less  than  50% of the  common  stock  of the  Corporation  following  such
               For the purpose of paragraph (b) above, an "Affiliate" is defined
     as: (i) any individual or entity that, directly or indirectly, controls, is
     controlled  by,  or  is  under  the  common  control  of  the   Controlling
     Stockholders;   (ii)  any  corporation  or  organization  (other  than  the
     Corporation or a majority owned subsidiary of the Corporation) of which any
     of the  Controlling  Stockholders is an owner or partner or is, directly or
     indirectly,  the beneficial owner of ten percent (10%) or more of any class
     of voting securities or in which any of the Controlling  Stockholders has a
     substantial   beneficial   interest;   (iii)  a  voting  trust  or  similar
     arrangement pursuant to which any of the Controlling Stockholders serves as
     a trustee or in a similar fiduciary capacity; or (v) any relative or spouse
     of the  Controlling  Stockholders  or any relative of such spouse  provided
     such spouse has the same residence as the Controlling Stockholder.
          FIFTH: Conversion of Class B Common Stock.
          (a) In the event that the number of shares of the Corporation's Common
     Shares held in the aggregate by Controlling Stockholders falls to below ten
     percent (10%) of the total number of Common Shares outstanding,  each share
     of Class B Common  Stock shall at that time be  automatically  converted to
     one (1) fully paid and non-assessable share of Class A Common Stock.
          (b)  Upon the sale or  other  transfer  by a holder  of Class B Common
     Stock to a person or entity other than a Permitted Transferee (as such term
     is  defined  below),   such  shares  of  Class  B  Common  Stock  shall  be
     automatically  converted  into an equal  number of shares of Class A Common
     Stock.  Promptly  upon such sale or other  transfer,  the holder of Class B
     Common Stock shall surrender the certificate or certificates therefor, duly
     endorsed in blank or accompanied by proper instruments of transfer,  at the
     office of the  Corporation  or of any transfer agent for the Class A Common
     Stock, and shall give written notice to the Corporation at such office: (i)
     stating  that the shares are being  converted  pursuant to this  paragraph,
     (ii)  identifying  the  number  of  shares  of Class B Common  Stock  being
     converted,  and (iii)  setting out the name or names (with  addresses)  and
     denominations  in which the certificate or certificates  for Class A Common
     Stock shall be issued and shall include  instructions for delivery thereof.
     Delivery of such notice  together with the  certificates  representing  the
     Class B Common Stock shall  obligate the  Corporation or its transfer agent
     to issue and deliver at such stated  address to such  stated  transferee  a
     certificate or certificates for the number of Class A Common Stock to which
     such transferee is entitled,  registered in the name of such transferee. In
     the  event  of a sale or other  transfer  of less  than all of the  Class B
     Common Stock  evidenced by a certificate  surrendered to the Corporation in
     the accordance with the above procedures, the Corporation shall execute and
     deliver to the transferor, without charge, a new certificate evidencing the
     number of shares of Class B Common Stock not sold or otherwise transferred.
               For the purpose of paragraph (b) above, a "Permitted  Transferee"
     is defined as:
     (i) (A)  any  Controlling  Stockholder;  (B) the  estate  of a  Controlling
     Stockholder;  (C) the spouse or former spouse of a Controlling Stockholder;
     (D) any lineal descendent of a Controlling Stockholder,  any spouse of such
     lineal descendent, a Controlling Stockholder's grandparent, parent, brother
     or sister or a Contolling Stockholder's spouse's brother or sister; (E) any
     guardian or custodian
     (including  a custodian  for  purposes of the Uniform Gift to Minors Act or
     Uniform  Transfers  to Minors Act) for, or any  conservator  or other legal
     representative of, one or more Permitted  Transferees;  or (F) any trust or
     savings or retirement account,  including an individual  retirement account
     for purposes of federal income tax laws,  whether or not involving a trust,
     principally for the benefit of one or more Permitted Transferees, including
     any trust in respect of which a  Permitted  Transferee  has any  general or
     special   testamentary   power  of   appointment   or  general  or  special
     non-testamentary  power  of  appointment  which  is  limited  to any  other
     Permitted Transferee;
     (ii) the Corporation;
     (iii)  any  employee  benefit  plan or trust  thereunder  sponsored  by the
     Corporation or any of its subsidiaries;
     (iv)  any  trust  principally  for  the  benefit  of  one  or  more  of the
     individuals,  persons,  firms or  entities  ("Persons")  referred to in (i)
     through (iii) above;
     (v) any corporation,  partnership, or other entity if all of the beneficial
     ownership is held by one or more of the Persons  referred to in (i) through
     (iv) above;
     (vi)  any  voting  trust  for the  benefit  of one or  more of the  Persons
     referred to in (i) through (iv) above; and
     (vii) any  broker or dealer in  securities,  clearing  house,  bank,  trust
     company,  savings and loan association or other financial institution which
     holds the Class B Common Stock for the benefit of a Controlling Stockholder
     or Permitted Transferee thereof.
          (c)  Notwithstanding  anything to the contrary set forth  herein,  any
     holder of Class B Common  Stock  may  pledge  his  shares of Class B Common
     Stock to a  pledgee  pursuant  to a bona  fide  pledge  of such  shares  as
     collateral  security for indebtedness due to the pledgee without causing an
     automatic  conversion  of such shares into Class A Common  Stock,  provided
     that such shares may not be transferred to or registered in the name of the
     pledgee  unless  such  pledgee is a Permitted  Transferee.  In the event of
     foreclosure  or other  similar  action by a pledgee  who is not a Permitted
     Transferee,  such pledged shares of Class B Common Stock shall be converted
     automatically,  without any act or deed on the part of the  Corporation  or
     any other person, into shares of Class A Common Stock as provided above.
          (d) Each share of Class B Common  Stock shall be  convertible,  at the
     option of its holder, into one fully paid and non-assessable share of Class
     A Common Stock at any time. In the event of such voluntary conversion,  the
     procedures set forth in paragraph (a) above shall be followed.
          (e) Shares of Class B Common Stock that are  converted  into shares of
     Class A Common Stock due to a sale, transfer, or voluntary conversion shall
     continue to be authorized  shares of Class B Common Stock and available for
     reissue by the Corporation as determined by the Board of Directors.
          (f) The Corporation hereby reserves and shall at all times reserve and
     keep  available,  out of its  authorized and unissued Class A Common Stock,
     for the  purpose of  effecting  the  conversions  provided  for  herein,  a
     sufficient  number  of  shares  of  Class A  Common  stock  to  effect  the
     conversion of all Class B Common Stock. All of the Common Stock so issuable
     shall,   when  issued,   be  duly  and  validly  issued,   fully  paid  and
     non-assessable,  and free from liens and charges with respect to the issue.
     The  Corporation  will take such action as may be  necessary to ensure that
     all such Common Stock may be so issued without  violation of any applicable
     law or regulation,  or of any  requirements of any stock exchange or market
     on which any of the Common Shares are listed or quoted.
          (g)  In  any  merger,  consolidation,  or  business  combination,  the
     consideration  to be  received  per share by the  holders of Class A Common
     Stock and Class B Common Stock must be  identical  for each class of stock,
     except that in any such  transaction in which shares of common stock are to
     be  distributed,  such shares may differ as to voting  rights to the extent
     that voting  rights  differ  among Class A Common  Stock and Class B Common
     Stock as provided herein.
          SIXTH: Preferred Stock.
          The Board of Directors shall have authority to classify and reclassify
     any of the unissued  shares of Preferred Stock from time to time by setting
     or  changing  in any one or  more  respects  the  liquidation  or  dividend
     preferences,  conversion  or other  rights,  voting  powers,  restrictions,
     limitations  as to  dividends,  qualifications  or terms or  conditions  of
     redemption of the Preferred  Stock;  provided,  however,  that the Board of
     Directors  shall not  classify  or  reclassify  any such shares into Common
     Shares,  or into any class or  series of stock  which has the same
     or lower  liquidation  priority  as the Common  Shares.  Any and all shares
     issued and for which full consideration has been paid or delivered shall be
     deemed fully paid stock, and the holder thereof shall not be liable for any
     further payment thereon.  Notwithstanding anything in these Articles to the
     contrary, as long as any of the Common Shares shall be listed and quoted on
     the  NASDAQ  National  Market  System,  no  Preferred  Stock  may be issued
     pursuant to the  provisions  of this Article  SIXTH which would violate the
     applicable  Voting Rights Policy of the NASDAQ National  Market System,  as
     the same may be amended from time to time.
          SEVENTH: Other Stock Rights.
               (a) Except as  provided  hereinabove,  each of the Common  Shares
     issued and outstanding shall be identical in all respects, and no dividends
     shall be paid on any of the Common  Shares unless the same dividend is paid
     on all of the  Common  Shares at the time of such  payment.  Except for and
     subject to those special  voting  rights  expressly  granted  herein to the
     holders of the Class B Common Stock, the holders of the Common Shares shall
     have  exclusively  all other  rights  of  stockholders  including,  but not
     limited to, (i) the right to receive dividends, when and as declared by the
     Board of Directors out of assets lawfully available  therefor,  and (ii) in
     the event of any  distribution of assets upon  liquidation,  dissolution or
     winding up of the  Corporation or otherwise,  the right to receive  ratably
     all of the assets and funds of the Corporation  remaining after the payment
     to the creditors of the Corporation.
               (b) Stock Splits and  Combinations.  If the Corporation  shall in
     any manner  subdivide (by stock split,  reclassification,  stock  dividend,
     recapitalization,  or  otherwise)  or combine  (by  reverse  stock split or
     otherwise) the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock or Class B Common
     Stock,  then the  outstanding  shares of each other class of Common  Shares
     shall be  subdivided  or combined,  as the case may be, to the same extent,
     share and share alike.
               (c) As long as any of the  Common  Shares  shall  be  listed  and
     quoted  on the  NASDAQ  National  Market,  the  Board of  Directors  of the
     Corporation  shall ensure,  and shall have all powers  necessary to ensure,
     that the  membership  of the Board of Directors  shall at all times include
     such  number of  "Independent  Directors"  (as such term is defined in Part
     III, Section 6(c) of Schedule D to the By-Laws of the National  Association
     of Securities Dealers,  Inc. ("NASD"), as the
     same may be amended  from time to time) as shall be required by the By-Laws
     of the NASD for the Common  Shares to be eligible for listing and quotation
     of the NASDAQ  National  Market.  In the event that the Common Shares shall
     cease  to  be  listed  and  quoted  on  the  NASDAQ  National  Market,  and
     subsequently  are listed and quoted on an exchange or other trading system,
     the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall ensure,  and shall have all
     powers  necessary to ensure,  that the membership of the Board of Directors
     shall at all times be consistent with the applicable rules and regulations,
     if any, for the Common  Shares to be eligible for listing and  quotation on
     such exchange or other trading system.
               (c) No holder  of Common  Shares  or  Preferred  Shares  shall be
     entitled to preemptive or subscription rights.
          EIGHTH:  Principal Office & Registered  Agent. The post office address
     of the principal  office of the  Corporation  in this State is 2000 W. 41st
     Street, Baltimore,  Maryland 21211. The name and post office address of the
     resident  agent of the  Corporation  in this  State is  Steven  A.  Thomas,
     Esquire, Thomas & Libowitz,  P.A., 100 Light Street, Suite 1100, Baltimore,
     Maryland 21202.
          NINTH:  Participation  of Non-Citizens.  The following  provisions are
     included  for the purpose of ensuring  that control and  management  of the
     Corporation  remains with citizens of the United States and/or corporations
     formed  under the laws of the  United  States  or any of the  states of the
     United States, as required by the  Communications  Act of 1934, as the same
     may be amended from time to time:
               (a) The  Corporation  shall  not  issue to (i) a person  who is a
     citizen  of a  country  other  than the  United  States;  (ii)  any  entity
     organized  under the laws of a government  other than the government of the
     United States or any state,  territory, or possession of the United States;
     (iii) a government other than the government of the United States or of any
     state,   territory,   or  possession  of  the  United  States;  or  (iv)  a
     representative  of, or an  individual or entity  controlled  by, any of the
     foregoing (individually, an "Alien"; collectively,  "Aliens") any shares of
     capital stock of the Corporation if such issuance would result in the total
     number of shares of such  capital  stock held or voted by Aliens  exceeding
     25% of (i) the total number of all shares of such capital stock outstanding
     at any time and from time to time,  or (ii) the total  voting  power of all
     shares of such capital stock  outstanding  and entitled to vote at any time
     and from time to time and shall not permit the transfer on the books of
     the  Corporation of any capital stock to any Alien that would result in the
     total  number  of  shares  of such  capital  stock  held or voted by Aliens
     exceeding  such 25% limits as such  limits  greater or lesser  than 25% may
     subsequently be imposed by statute or regulation.
               (b) No Alien or Aliens,  individually or  collectively,  shall be
     entitled  to vote or direct or control the vote of more than 25% of (i) the
     total number of all shares of capital stock of the Corporation  outstanding
     at any time and from time to time,  or (ii) the total  voting  power of all
     shares of capital stock of the Corporation outstanding and entitled to vote
     at any time and from time to time as such limits greater or lesser than 25%
     may subsequently be imposed by statute or regulation.
               (c) No  Alien  shall be  qualified  to act as an  officer  of the
     Corporation and no more than one-fourth of the total number of directors of
     the Corporation at any time may be Aliens except as may be permitted by law
     or regulation.
               (d) The Board of  Directors  shall have all powers  necessary  to
     implement the  provisions  of this ARTICLE  NINTH and to ensure  compliance
     with the alien ownership restrictions (the "Alien Ownership  Restrictions")
     of  the  Communications  Act  of  1934,  as  amended,  and  the  rules  and
     regulations promulgated thereunder, as the same may be amended from time to
     time  (collectively,   the  "Communications   Act"),   including,   without
     limitation,  the power to  prohibit  the  transfer of any shares of capital
     stock of the Corporation to any Alien and to take or cause to be taken such
     action as it deems appropriate to implement such prohibition.
               (e)  Without   limiting  the  generality  of  the  foregoing  and
     notwithstanding  any other provision of these Amended and Restated Articles
     of  Incorporation  to the  contrary,  any  shares of  capital  stock of the
     Corporation  determined by the Board of Directors to be owned  beneficially
     by an  Alien or  Aliens  shall  always  be  subject  to  redemption  by the
     Corporation by action of the Board of Directors,  pursuant to Section 2-310
     of the Maryland General Corporation Law, or any other applicable  provision
     of law, to the extent  necessary  in the judgment of the Board of Directors
     to comply with the Alien Ownership  Restrictions.  The terms and conditions
     of such redemption shall be as follows:
                   (i)  the  redemption  price  of  the  shares  to be  redeemed
     pursuant to this  ARTICLE  NINTH shall be equal to the fair market value of
     the shares to be redeemed,  as determined by reference
     to the  closing  price of such shares on the last  business  day before the
     date of  redemption  if the shares are traded on a national  exchange or as
     determined  by the Board of  Directors  in good faith if the shares are not
     then being traded on a national exchange;
                   (ii) the redemption price of such shares may be paid in cash,
     securities or any combination thereof;
                   (iii) if less than all the  shares  held by Aliens  are to be
     redeemed,  the  shares  to be  redeemed  shall be  selected  in any  manner
     determined by the Board of Directors to be fair and equitable;
                   (iv) at least 10 days' written notice of the redemption  date
     shall be given to the record holders of the shares  selected to be redeemed
     (unless waived in writing by any such holder), provided that the redemption
     date may be the  date on  which  written  notice  shall be given to  record
     holders if the cash or securities  necessary to effect the redemption shall
     have been  deposited  in trust for the benefit of such  record  holders and
     subject  to  immediate  withdrawal  by them  upon  surrender  of the  stock
     certificates for their shares to be redeemed;
                   (v) from and  after the  redemption  date,  the  shares to be
     redeemed shall cease to be regarded as  outstanding  and any and all rights
     of the holders in respect of the shares to be redeemed or attaching to such
     shares of whatever nature  (including,  without  limitation,  any rights to
     vote or  participate  in  dividends  declared on stock of the same class or
     series as such shares) shall cease and terminate,  and the holders  thereof
     thenceforth  shall be  entitled  only to  receive  the  cash or  securities
     payable upon redemption; and
                   (vi)  such  other  terms  and  conditions  as  the  Board  of
     Directors shall determine.
          For purposes of this ARTICLE NINTH,  the  determination  of beneficial
     ownership  of  shares of  capital  stock of the  Corporation  shall be made
     pursuant to Rule 13d-3, 17 C.F.R.  ss.  240.13d-3,  as amended from time to
     time, promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
          TENTH: Directors.
               (a) The  number  of  directors  of the  Corporation  which  shall
     constitute  the whole  Board shall be not less than three (3) nor more
     than thirteen (13) directors.  The exact number of directors shall be fixed
     from  time to time by the  Board  of  Directors  pursuant  to a  Resolution
     adopted by a majority of the entire  Board of  Directors.  Directors  shall
     hold office for a term of one (1) year or until the first annual meeting of
     stockholders  following  their election.  Each director  elected shall hold
     office until his successor shall be elected and shall qualify.
               (b) Newly created  directorships  resulting  from any increase in
     the  authorized  number  of  directors  or any  vacancies  in the  Board of
     Directors resulting from death, resignation, retirement,  disqualification,
     removal from office,  or other cause shall be filled by a majority  vote of
     the remaining  directors,  though less than a quorum,  and the directors so
     chosen shall hold office for a term expiring at the next annual  meeting of
     stockholders at which the successors shall be elected and shall qualify.
               (c) At any meeting of the  stockholders  called for the  purpose,
     any  director  may,  by a  majority  vote  of all of the  shares  of  stock
     outstanding  and entitled to vote,  be removed  from  office,  but only for
               (d)  Notwithstanding  anything  contained  in these  Amended  and
     Restated Articles of Incorporation to the contrary, the affirmative vote of
     stockholders  holding  a  majority  of the  votes  entitled  to be cast for
     election  of  directors  shall be  required to amend or repeal or adopt any
     provision inconsistent with this ARTICLE TENTH.
          ELEVENTH:  Indemnification.  The  Corporation  shall indemnify (a) its
     directors and officers,  whether  serving the Corporation or at the request
     of another  entity,  and  advance  expenses to a director or officer of the
     Corporation  to the fullest  extent  permitted  by and in  accordance  with
     Section 2-418 of the Corporations and Associations Article of the Annotated
     Code of Maryland,  as amended,  and (b) its other  employees  and agents to
     such extent as shall be  authorized by the Board of Directors and permitted
     by law.  No  amendment  of the  Charter of the  Corporation  shall limit or
     eliminate the right to  indemnification  provided hereunder with respect to
     acts or omissions occurring prior to such amendment or repeal.
          TWELFTH: Duration. The duration of the Corporation shall be perpetual.
     THIRD:  The amendment to and restatement of the Charter of the Corporation,
as  hereinabove  set forth,  has been duly advised by the Board of Directors and
approved by the stockholders of the Corporation as required by law.
     FOURTH:  The address of the principal  office of the Corporation is 2000 W.
41st Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21211.
     FIFTH: The name and address of the Corporation's  current resident agent is
as set forth in ARTICLE EIGHTH.
     SIXTH:  The  number of  directors  of the  Corporation  are as set forth in
ARTICLE  TENTH.  The names of the five (5) directors who shall hold office until
the annual  meeting of  stockholders  following the  expiration of their current
terms are David D. Smith,  Frederick G. Smith, J. Duncan Smith, Robert E. Smith,
and Basil A.  Thomas.  David D. Smith  shall hold the office of  Chairman of the
Board of Directors.
     SEVENTH: The undersigned President acknowledges these Articles of Amendment
and  Restatement  to be the  corporate  act of  the  Corporation;  and as to all
matters or facts required to be verified under oath, the  undersigned  President
acknowledges that, to the best of his knowledge,  information, and belief, these
matters and facts are true in all material respects,  and that this statement is
made under the penalties for perjury.
     EIGHTH:  Prior to this  amendment the total number of shares of all classes
of stock which the corporation  had authority to issue was  twenty-five  million
shares  (25,000,000) of a single Class of Common Stock having a par value of one
cent  ($.01)  per share for a total  aggregate  par value of two  hundred  fifty
thousand dollars ($250,000).
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF,  the Corporation has caused these Articles to be signed
in its name and on its behalf by its  President and attested to by its Secretary
on this _____ day of ______________, 1998.
                                             By:                          (SEAL)
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J. Duncan Smith,                                 David D. Smith,
Secretary                                        President