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                              FIRST AMENDMENT TO
                             EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

         This First Amendment ("First  Amendment") dated as of May , 1998 to the
Agreement,  dated as of April  10,  1996  (the  "Original  Agreement"),  between
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., a Maryland corporation  ("Sinclair"),  and Barry
Baker ("Executive").

         WHEREAS,   Sinclair  and  Executive  have  entered  into  the  Original
Agreement,  which  provides among other things the terms and conditions on which
Sinclair and Executive  agree that  Executive  will serve as President and Chief
Executive  Officer of Sinclair  Communications,  Inc.  ("SCI"),  Executive  Vice
President  of  Sinclair,  and a  member  of the  Board of  Directors  of each of
Sinclair and SCI;

         WHEREAS,   Sinclair  and  Executive  desire,  pursuant  to  this  First
Amendment, to amend the Original Agreement.

         NOW,  THEREFORE,  in  consideration  of the  premises  and  the  mutual
covenants and obligations  contained herein, the parties agree,  intending to be
legally bound, as follows:

     1.  Section 1.2 of the  Original  Agreement  is hereby  amended so that the
first sentence thereof is replaced in its entirety with the following:

         The term of this Agreement (the  "Agreement  Term"),  shall commence on
         the date hereof and terminate on December 31, 2001,  unless extended as
         provided in Section 8 or sooner  terminated  pursuant to the provisions
         of Section 9 or Section 10; provided, however, that Executive shall not
         be an employee,  officer or director of  Sinclair,  SCI or any of their
         subsidiaries  until the Effective Date (as  hereinafter  defined).  (As
         used elsewhere herein,  the term "First Closing" shall mean the Closing
         (as defined in the Purchase Agreement)).

     2.  Section  10.3.1 of  the Original  Agreement  is hereby  amended so that
clause (g) thereof is replaced in its entirety with the following:

         (g) the  Effective  Date shall not have  occurred  by December 3, 1998,
         unless such failure is solely due to actions or failure to take actions
         on the part of  Executive  (other  than the  failure  of  Executive  to
         elminate his attributable ownership interest in RCB and RCLP).


     3.  Section 10.4.1 of the Original  Agreement is hereby amended so that the
second sentence thereof is replaced in its entirety with the following:

         The  "Broadcast  Option" is an option of Executive to require  Sinclair
         and SCI to sell and assign to Executive,  or any one or more persons or
         entities designated by Executive (collectively, the "Transferee"), free
         and clear of any and all  Indebtedness  and Liens (other than Permitted
         Liens (as  hereinafter  defined)),  for an aggregate  purchase price in
         cash equal to the fair market value thereof, (i) all (and not less than
         all) radio  and/or  television  broadcasting  stations  (including  all
         broadcasting assets, licenses,  permits and programming contracts) then
         owned or held  directly  or  indirectly  by  Sinclair  or SCI (or their
         affiliates),  at the option of Executive,  in or substantially  serving
         either   (but   not   both  of)  the  St.   Louis,   Missouri   or  the
         Greenville-Spartanburg,  S.C.-Asheville, N.C.-Anderson, S.C. Designated
         Market  Areas and (ii) all (and not less than all) rights of  Sinclair,
         SCI or any of their  affiliates  to provide  programming  services with
         respect to all television or radio stations in such selected Designated
         Marketing  Area,  including  all local  marketing,  time  brokerage  or
         similar management services agreements, for an aggregate purchase price
         equal to the fair market value thereof.

     4.  Section 10.4.2 of the Original  Agreement is hereby amended so that the
first sentence thereof is replaced in its entirety with the following:

         Executive may exercise the Broadcast  Option by providing  Sinclair and
         SCI,  within the 180-day  period  referred to above,  written notice of
         Executive's  intent to do so and the Designated Market Area to which it

     5.  Section  10.4.4 of the  Original  Agreement  is hereby  replaced in its
entirety with the following:


     6.  Terms used herein but not defined  herein shall have the meaning  given
them in the Original Agreement. 

     7.  Except as expressly  provided herein,  all of the terms of the Original
Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

     8.  Section  12.1 of the  Original  Agreement  is  hereby  replaced  in its
entirety with the following:



         If to Executive:

                  Barry Baker
                  28 Merry Hill Court
                  Baltimore, Maryland 21208

                  with a copy to:

                  Andrew M. Baker, Esq.
                  Baker & Botts, L.L.P.
                  2001 Ross Avenue
                  Dallas, Texas 75201

     9.  This First Amendment shall be governed by and construed and enforced in
accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland  applicable to agreements made
and to be performed entirely in Maryland.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Agreement as of
the date first above written.

                                               SINCLAIR BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.

                                               By:  /s/ David Smith
                                               Name: David D.  Smith
                                               Title:   President/CEO

                                               BARRY BAKER

                                               By:   /s/ Barry Baker