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


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#61 OFFLINE   lwilli201

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:56 PM

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?


Here is the list if you missed it,

http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-221A5.pdf
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#62 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:42 PM

Here is the list if you missed it,

http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-221A5.pdf



http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-221A3.pdf

A5 has the color coded list of all stations. A3 is just the list of those going.
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#63 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:42 PM

A3 is just the list of those going.

Can one assume that if a station isn't listed on A3 that they aren't cutting until June 12th?

My local PBS station, KOPB, has indicated to their viewers (and listeners of the associated PBS radio station) that they are going to switch next week, but they aren't on the A3 list.

#64 OFFLINE   mikep554

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:56 PM

Looks like the big hitters in Seattle (KIRO, KOMO, KING, KCPQ, KONG) are all sticking it out until June. A couple of the low-powers and a couple of stations up north in Bellingham will go next week as per the original schedule.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:16 AM

Can one assume that if a station isn't listed on A3 that they aren't cutting until June 12th?

No. First, there could be errors.

Assuming no error, a station not on the list should not terminate analog until at least March 14.

#66 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:18 AM

Note, the Appendix A3 has two sections. The channels that have already transitioned before February 17 and the ones that will transition on February 17. So be sure to check both parts.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:45 AM

Horray!! Watertown, NY (area code 13601) local stations are proceeding with the 2/17 cut-off date! I don't know about the PBS station (could care less because they never seem to go out) but ABC and CBS are switching to Digital only! If only the ABC affiliated station could correct their closed captioning delay on their station!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:02 AM

Can one assume that if a station isn't listed on A3 that they aren't cutting until June 12th?

My local PBS station, KOPB, has indicated to their viewers (and listeners of the associated PBS radio station) that they are going to switch next week, but they aren't on the A3 list.


I would not assume that it is a "definitive list" per se - at best, I would say they are on the "possible list", but I would cross check with the stations as backup as well as other sources.
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#69 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:27 AM

Yahoo & AP recently posted a list of TV stations switching to digital on 2/17.
The list is compiled alphabetically by state and market.

http://tech.yahoo.co...gital_tv_list_1

Edited by Steve615, 11 February 2009 - 02:15 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:10 PM

http://www.broadcast...iple_Digits.php

here is something i found on broadcasting cable website that you might want to look at

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:15 PM

http://www.broadcast...iple_Digits.php

here is something i found on broadcasting cable website that you might want to look at

How can the FCC even act until the president signs the bill? Honestly, the longer he waits, the more he adds confusion and uncertainty...

From the article:

There is $90 million in the economic stimulus package that the FCC can tap into.


Might that be the "carrot" they use to convince more stations to keep it going until June 12? That they have a $90 million pot of gold to help defray the added costs to the stations?

#72 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:27 PM

http://www.broadcast...iple_Digits.php

here is something i found on broadcasting cable website that you might want to look at


Thanks for that link. :)

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:26 PM

Yahoo & AP recently posted a list of TV stations switching to digital on 2/17.
The list is compiled alphabetically by state and market.

http://tech.yahoo.co...gital_tv_list_1

"Oklahoma City: KWET (PBS), KAUT-TV (MyN), KETA-TV (PBS), KOCB (CW), KOKH-TV (Fox), KWTV (CBS)"

Also add NBC affiliate KFOR to the list of those in OKC switching on the original date.

Have not heard about ABC affiliate KOCO.

edit -
KOCO now has a June 12th countdown on a secondary web page, so at this time seems like they are the lone delayed switcher around here.

Edited by dettxw, 11 February 2009 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

Also add NBC affiliate KFOR to the list of those in OKC switching on the original date.

KFOR did not file with FCC to switch on the 17th.

Source?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:30 PM

KFOR did not file with FCC to switch on the 17th.

Source?

Announcements that they are broadcasting, plus still have a 6-day countdown timer on their website.
Surely possible that they very recently changed their minds.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:28 AM

In the Lake Charles, LA market, KVHP FOX 29 which also serves Beaumont, Tx has shut off it's analog signal. They are locally owned, so probably couldn't afford to keep both running for any length of time..
KPLC NBC 7 has said that are not sure yet per the email i got back from the GM of the station, but they are one of the stations that can switch if everything in place..

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:48 AM

WGXA did a digital test during FOX primetime. WMAZ announced that they're going to continue analog broadcasting until June.

Update: The FCC just denied Salisbury, MD station WBOC's request to cut off analog transmitter on Feb. 17.

Edited by Jtaylor1, 13 February 2009 - 09:06 AM.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

It looks like MY64 will be the only station in the Cincinnati and Dayton area to go fully digital come Tuesday unless ThinkTV (Channel16) gets a waiver from the FCC to keep analog on.

http://www.daytondai...1309dtvweb.html

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:13 PM

KET sets April 15 as analog shutoff date

http://www.ket.org/p.../DTV_April.html

I find it funny that KET chose the day taxes are due lol. People get mad at having to pay taxes then they can kick thier tv in fustration since they cant get KET analog lol.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:08 PM

FCC Releases Lists of TV Stations' Responses to Requirements for Analog Termination on February 17, 2009.

http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-245A1.pdf
http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-245A2.pdf
http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-245A3.pdf
http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-245A4.pdf




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