And so it was done. I have now applied for, and received my vanity callsign. No more contacts murdering the letters RLA. RLA is incredibly hard to understand on the air. I hope that KWF is somewhat easier to copy.
KWF. It should be. It better be. It cost me $12 and having to go back and change my callsign everywhere.
It doesn't make any sense, but vanity callsigns have a 18 day holding period, so I've had to suffer almost a month longer than I should have for it.