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Markets that have confirmed they will end full-power analog on 2/18...anyway

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by Kansas Zephyr, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Feb 4, 2009 #1 of 111
    Kansas Zephyr

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    After chatting with the stations' management...all are sticking to an analog cut-off at 11:59pm on 2/17.

    This doesn't necessarily include all of the satellite full-power stations (some have already become digital only), LPs and TXs, however.

    KPTS (PBS) has already terminated analog service.

    If you talk with your local stations, please post the info here.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2009 #2 of 111
    rhambling

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    NBC,ABC, CW and CBS will shutdown.

    looking for info for Fox
     
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    WERA689

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    While it appears that all stations in Atlanta are presently broadcasting in digital, only WGCL (CBS) is planning to switch off analog on 2/17.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2009 #5 of 111
    elaclair

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    All the San Diego stations have indicated they will shut off analog on the original date.

    Haven't heard anything on the two major mexico stations that also serve San Diego.
     
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    Mikey

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    OKC stations are staying with the 2/17 deadline. I wonder if KWTV will have any issues with going from it's temporary UHF digital channel (39) to it's permanent VHF digital channel (9). KWTV analog has been on channel 9.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2009 #8 of 111
    Tom Robertson

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    The new FCC Public Notice states that all stations that desire to switch on February 17 must file by end of day February 9.

    They might also have to defend their intent as to how that serves the public good.

    In light of these new actions, perhaps this thread has become premature?

    Cheers,
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    Well, given that it looks like the FCC isn't inclined to let all the stations turn off their analog early, something might have to give here. They seem determined to complicate it.
     
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    n3ntj

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    Interesting but incomplete data at this point.

    BTW.. what does STA and NSO mean in the middle column of that data?

    According to WGAL (Lancaster, PA), they are in discussions with the other stations in the Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA market to see they are going to do before deciding for themselves. No word yet from WHP, WITF, WLYH, and WHTM. WPMT is listed as going all digital on 2/17.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2009 #11 of 111
    Scott in FL

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    STA = Special Temporary Authority. I have no idea what NSO stands for. I never heard of that one before. But it looks like the table is giving the current analog channel, the digital channel before transition, and the post transition digital channel.

    Update: Just found this on another post. NSO = Notice of Silent Operation. No idea if that's accurate or not.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2009 #12 of 111
    hdfan1

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    In Dayton, OH 3 stations have already announced they will change on time WHIO (CBS), WKEF (ABC) and WRGT (FOX). No word yet from NBC, PBS or CW stations. Of course this was before this latest notice from the FCC so this could change.
     
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    GaryPotter

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    What the hell does that even mean?
     
  14. Feb 5, 2009 #14 of 111
    Tom Robertson

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    The FCC has allowed for situations where all stations in a market might intend to switch on February 17. If that market still has a large percentage (an undefined term) of people who are unprepared for the switch, the FCC might require (some) stations to justify why they want to switch before June 12 and how it would be in the better interest of the Public.

    The big key is they want to ensure people still have access to emergency alerts thru some means. And the fewest number of people's TVs go dark. (They fully admit there will be people who will go dark no matter what is done.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  15. Feb 5, 2009 #15 of 111
    Davenlr

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    Radio is a much better way to get local emergency broadcasts. Everyone has a radio.
     
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    msmith

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    This may be the wrong thread, but I've heard from KYW 3 in Philadelphia. They are going to switch at the last minute on June 12. WPSG 57 is owned by them, so they'll probably go late as well.
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    Thanks for the update msmith.
     
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    MSNBC has an article that states 5 of the stations in Minneapolis are going to switch by the 17th. Since that is my market I would like to know where they got that information. On the PBS website they claim that they will continue until June.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2009 #19 of 111
    beejman34

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    Nevermind, I just needed to stop being lazy and do a little research. Here is an excerpt from an article from WCCO in Minneapolis.

    "KTTC-TV and KXLT Fox 47 say their viewers in the Rochester-Austin-Mason City market are ready for the change from analog to digital. Duluth CBS and NBC affiliates KDLH and KBJR say they're also ending analog broadcasting Feb. 17."
     
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    I found an article online that says that WPVI 6 in Philly is also waiting until June 12.

    WHYY 12 (PBS) really wanted to go as soon as possible. When I heard from somebody from the station last week, they said that they'd probably go with the first big-4 station to switch. It sounds like none of them are going early.
     

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