For archive purposes and to share a success story with others, the following process did work and now WLIO's 4 stations they broadcast on 8.1, 8.2, 35.1 and 35.2 in Lima OH now show up properly in the DirecTV OTA guide.
Keys to making it work seem to be:
1. send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Subject as Lineup Discrepancy
3. As much detail and contact at the station as you can give them
Start to finish was less than a week (I noticed them in the guide in 5 days and 2 of those were a weekend).
Dear Zap2it user,
Thank you for the updated information in your email below. We have
forwarded your email to our database team who will work to resolve this
issue in a timely manner.
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The Zap2it Team
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 5:36 PM
To: TMS-LA Feedback
Subject: Lineup Discrepancy
# Cable System Name (please copy exactly from our list of providers)
Local Broadcast - Local Broadcast (45891)
# Specific Description of Problem (channels missing or incorrect,
data incorrect, date/time of specific occurrence, etc.)
Your over the air grid (OTA) _AND_ the associated OTA guide feed to
DirecTV for their OTA tuners added to their set top boxes.
Zip code 45891 shows incorrect listings for converted WLIO and WOHL in
You list 8.1,8.2 and 8.3, 18, 25 and 38.
After mergers, acquisitions and upgrades to DTV it is now:
8.1 WLIO-DT (NBC)
8.2 WLIO-DT2 (Fox) (formerly 25 analog WOHL)
35.1 WOHL-DT (ABC) (formerly 18 analog WLQP)
35.2 WOHL-DT2 (CBS) (formerly 38 analog WLMO)
Not sure if 8.3 is on air anymore. Check with station.
Can't tune these on their addon tuner because it depends on the guide
data, which I understand Tribune Media Services feeds to DirecTV and is
the source for Zap2It also. No guide data, no tuning even for OTA.
# Provider Phone Number
Fred Vobbe is Chief Engineer
# Provider Service (cable, satellite)
Over the Air
# Apartment or Hotel Complex Name (if applicable)
Provider is located in Lima, OH. Channel guide on zap2it.com and
Over the Air tuner guide data is searched for Van Wert, OH (45891) for
which Lima is a secondary market on Directv OTA.
# State or Province (and country if outside of the United States)
# Zip or Postal Code
45891 (searching for "locals" for this zip code)