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Denver: KUSA Goes All-Digital on 4/16
Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:59 AM
Both stations have a weak temporary digital signal, KUSA by choice, KMGH by accident, and viewers wonder why they have trouble receiving them. Both stations are also hard-pressed to keep paying $4,000 a month in extra electric bills. Everybody else will keep their analog on until June.
Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:47 PM
KBDI is going digital on channel 13 and will have to wait for KRDO in Colorado Springs to kill their analog in June.
More details here:
Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:27 AM
Thanks for posting this info. I'm helping my Mom with the transition via long distance. She can receive analog channels 7 and 9 just fine, but is having trouble with the digital UHF signals. I keep telling her: watch the analog for now... it should be fine after the transition when the digitals move to their VHF frequencies. I wasn't aware they would switch in April.
By the way Bill, do you work in radio? Do we know each other?? I used to be the CE at KIMN/KYGO back in the early 80's.
Thanks again for the info!
Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:45 PM
Yes, I was with the J-P stations until 2007...a 20+ year run. I've been w/Ch 9 since 1994.
KBDI has already dumped their analog. The antenna broke and they decided not to fix it. Squaw Mtn is a rough environment.
Fortunately, both channel 7 and 9 got permits to increase final digital signal power, so they should be acceptable to most viewers.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:22 AM