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


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#41 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:02 PM

So far I've only found http://www.kgw.com/t...e.127b3a69.html but it does look like all the portland stations will be dropping analog on the 17th.

KOIN's countdown clock still shows days to go. It would appear that they haven't updated the website yet.

KATU is going to delay: http://www.katu.com/news/39176897.html

KPTV is going to delay: http://www.livepdx.c...1117/index.html

KPDX is likely to follow KPTV

KOPB is going to hold to the original date: http://www.opb.org/i...evision/#004828

Portland, OR is going to be a very confused market.

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#42 OFFLINE   Nick79

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:12 PM

In Nashville, the Sinclair stations have said they are dropping analog on 2/17 (Fox17, MyTv30, and CW58).

CBS WTVF is the only station that has stated they will wait until June 12.

NBC WSMV and PBS have said they want to switch on 2/17, but aren't 100% sure.

ABC WKRN is unknown.


WKRN is June 12th according to their website.
WNPT is also switching on June 12th. (just saw the announcement on the station.)

Edited by Nick79, 09 February 2009 - 10:34 PM.
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#43 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:07 PM

Apparently, all Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA stations will be waiting until June to shutoff analog. I've seen reports, however, saying that our Fox station (WPMT) will be going digital only on the 17th and other reports saying the opposite. We may only find out the morning of the 17th.

This whole thing is a big freakin' mess. Not to get political, but I have no idea why congress or the president had to get involved. We all knew this change was coming on 17 Feb 2009, so why change the rules now. Nothing will change and the people who are not ready now, still won't be ready in June. Typical pandering..

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:32 PM

I suspect that a lot of stations that WANT to terminate on 2/17 are going to cave in to the feds and hold on until June, unfortunately.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:24 PM

I suspect that a lot of stations that WANT to terminate on 2/17 are going to cave in to the feds and hold on until June, unfortunately.


Yup...it seems that all the Atlanta stations will now stand pat, broadcasting in analog and digital, until June. Only one station had committed to ceasing analog on 2/17, but they have apparently changed their minds and will continue until June.
What a colossal screw up. :mad::nono2:

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:45 PM

This whole thing is a big freakin' mess. Not to get political, but I have no idea why congress or the president had to get involved. We all knew this change was coming on 17 Feb 2009, so why change the rules now. Nothing will change and the people who are not ready now, still won't be ready in June. Typical pandering..

My sentiment exactly! Talk about trying to fix something that ain't broke. I've been watching local TV news broadcast reports about this imminent delay until June, but they don't mention whether their own station plans to proceed with the originally planned cutoff on February 17 or delay until June. Heck, they're probably not even sure now when they'll do the switch. What a mess.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:00 PM

My sentiment exactly! Talk about trying to fix something that ain't broke. I've been watching local TV news broadcast reports about this imminent delay until June, but they don't mention whether their own station plans to proceed with the originally planned cutoff on February 17 or delay until June. Heck, they're probably not even sure now when they'll do the switch. What a mess.

No one in the neighboring Austin market seems to be willing to make a statement yet, either. KEYE has been the loudest about wanting to transition on 2/17, but I suspect the stations are under some quiet federal pressure not to do so. I suspect our Fox affiliate is going to be up until 6/12 since they are O&O, but I haven't heard anything else since the delay bill passed in Congress.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:44 PM

No one in DMA 129 has said anything yet as to when they will swtch.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:27 AM

If I am not mistaken (please correct if I am):

As of 8:20am Eastern on February 9, 2009 - Obama has not yet the bill.

I saw on Friday's late news that he was having some second thoughts and wanted to gage some public opinions before signing it thus this why he said he would until today to act.

If the above is accurate, It would appear some stations are jumping the gun by announcing the June date..

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:12 AM

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.


Mexican stations are exempted from the US Digital Transition deadline. The Mexican Government requires all their stations to go digital by 2016.

WGXA and WPGA has decided to go digital on 2/17. WGNM already went digital about a year ago. It's unknown if WMAZ and WMGT going digital on that date.

Edited by Jtaylor1, 09 February 2009 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:56 AM

Mexican stations are exempted from the US Digital Transition deadline.

What a gracious thing to do -- recognize Mexico's sovereignty...

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:21 PM

there is only 1 station in the Boston DMA that has confirmed a 2/17/09 and its :WENH 11 NH PBS they also operate WEKW ch 52 as well in northern NH.Both transmitters are at reduced power,

a side note here many other stations have reduced power.
WFXT Fox 25 has reduced to almost nothing following storm damage back in december
WZMY MYTV 50 cut off 12/1/08 (station is only a whopping 7.3KW)
WGBX PBS 44 has reduced power by at least 50% (can't pick up analog OTA no more)
WBPX 68 in Boston and channel 21 in Concord NH have redued power by an unknown amount.(can't pick up ota no more)


Other stations are touting JUNE 12 in thier Crawls like WBZ,WCVB, WHDH.
I guess we shall see 2/18/09 at 00:00:01
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

Little Rock DMA update:

KVTH (ind) (Hot Springs National Park) ch 26 flash cut to digital today.

KVTN (ind) ch 25 analog shut down today

KARZ (MNT) analog 42 came ON today :)

FOX and CW stations announced Feb 17th, and are instructing people to rescan and make sure they are seeing a -1 or .1 after their channel number.

ABC and NBC have not announced

PBS is off-air until ABC shuts off analog

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:28 AM

Ughhh, I am so sick of this DTV crap! :mad:

Our local news has it on every single night! With a damn countdown display :nono2:

Looks like my Sacramento market isn't changing till June 12th Posted Image

I hate the FCC, I wish the local DMAs didn't have to abide by their crap regulations.

I hope the local DMAs here lose major ratings from this stupid DTV crap

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:59 AM

wear abc switching 2-17-09
wpmi nbc switching 6-12-09
wjtc utv44 switching not sure since wpmi owns wjtc utv44
wkrg cbs 2-17-09
wala fox 2-17-09
wbpg cw 2-17-09
wfgx my network tv switching 2-17-09
wsre pbs switching 2-17-09

wpmi nbc just backed out on switching they will switch on 6-12-09

Edited by pdh0490, 12 February 2009 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:28 AM

Didn't the stations that planned to shut off on 2/17 have to notify the FCC no later than yesterday?

Is there a list?

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:36 AM

In Philly WHYY 12 (PBS) is apparently going to wait until June.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:27 AM

In Austin, KEYE has filed for terminating analog with the FCC as follows:

LICENSEE WILL TERMINATE ANALOG SERVICE ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN THE FCC'S PUBLIC NOTICE RELEASED FEBRUARY 5, 2009, FCC 09-6. CONCURRENT WITH THIS UPDATE, LICENSEE HAS SUBMITTED A NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF ANALOG SERVICE.

http://fjallfoss.fcc...cility_id=33691

They've also added a prominent countdown to 2/17 on the front page of their web site this morning.

I've seen no confirmation that any other station in the Austin market is following suit.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:33 AM

I hate the FCC, I wish the local DMAs didn't have to abide by their crap regulations.

I hate that people blame the FCC for this. The transition and the delay were both created by Congress. The FCC is just trying to keep score.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

I hate that people blame the FCC for this. The transition and the delay were both created by Congress. The FCC is just trying to keep score.

True. It's like blaming the IRS for stupid tax laws. Though it remains to be seen whether they'll try to put the kibosh on the stations which do intend to shut off analog early.




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