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ME-TV Coming to Bay Area KFTY 50.1

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by phrelin, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 #1 of 38
    phrelin

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    Several sources indicate KFTY in Santa Rosa will be showing ME-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) on the 50.1 channel April 25. Since I don't get any signals here in our canyon, I can't verify it, but it since KFTY is on the satellite Bay Area Locals....
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 #2 of 38
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    I also have heard some rumors that WSB will be replacing RTN with ME-TV here in Atlanta very soon. I am not sure what will happen to RTN but hopefully it will find a home somewhere.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 #3 of 38
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    This would be great news if it's true! :)
     
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    It did replace RTN here in Raleigh. 50.2 (WRAZ - our Fox is the .1).
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 #5 of 38
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    I hear that it is also coming soon on KDOC 56 in Los Angeles. And if I am not mistaken KFTY is carried on cable down in Monterey.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2011 #6 of 38
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    We just got RTN here in the SF Bay Area on KCNS channel 38. Dish has been carrying since April 1st.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2011 #7 of 38
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    I just got it confirmed by Station Manager Rick Startkey. His reply was as follows: "It's TRUE! I am waiting for official word from our engineering team to make sure that date will happen... But we are going Me-TV!! :). Thanks for the email!" The planned date for cut over is April 25th. :hurah:
     
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    I hope they leave Armstrong and Getty on in the morning..
     
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    Our family is so excited about Me-TV coming to the Los Angeles area. I have contacted KDOC with an e-mail regarding the approximate start date since no information has yet to be released. No reply as of yet. I checked Wikipedia and it only states it will be sometime this spring. I'm guessing between now and the end of May.
     
  11. Paul Secic

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    I put my zip code in and nothing came up.
     
  12. Jeff Blank

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    Mine too, but don't worry. It is coming. KFTY -50 has not put out any press stating they are making the change yet. It appears they are waiting to see if they can make the date - April 25th first. It might also might mean they will not officially say anything until after the fact. That's pretty much what happened when KCNS - 38 changed over to RTN on April 1st.
     
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    It may be that KFTY is a Santa Rosa station, a considerable distance from you and not literally OTA local for your community. But it should be on your Dish package right now and you should see the change towards the end of the month.
     
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    You might try putting in a different ZIP code from your market. KCCI Des Moines didn't show up when I searched for a Des Moines ZIP code, but it did show up for the Pella, Iowa ZIP code. They may still be putting ZIP codes into the database.
     
  15. Paul Secic

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    KFTY is in my local package. I'll wait and see if Dish and KFTY do a retrains agreement.
     
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    ME TV is also Replacing RTN in Greenville-Spartanburg SC Market on WSPA 7.2 Soon
     
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    If you haven't noticed already, KFTY - Channel 50 in Santa Rosa is playing ME TV ads, and they state at the end of each ad - Coming April 25th. :)
     
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    Still no date for Atlanta. ME-TV says soon but that could mean anything.
     
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    Just wanted to note that KFTY is now a ME-TV affiliate with a schedule that made me feel like I fell into a time warp.:grin:
     

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