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Analog Cut-Off Dates Set


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#1 OFFLINE   robmadden1

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:06 PM

I guess it's really going to happen this time. The FCC has released the dates when area TV stations will cut off analog, in the wake of Congress pushing back the digital deadline from Feb. 17 to June 12. The major commercial network stations in Cincinnati and Dayton (and Louisville & Lexington) will wait until June 12, despite some talk about trying to switch immediately after May sweeps end May 20.

Next to go will be Covington's WCVN-TV (Ch 54) and all of KET on April 16, as previously announced.

Then the Cincinnati, Dayton and Oxford public TV stations -- which are still working out their merger plans -- pull the plug on May 1. The Christian TV programming on Ch 43 in Richmond (WKOI-TV) also will cease analog on May 1. (Digital viewers already know that Ch 43 has aggressively programmed five subchannels.)

Waiting until June 12 are Chs 5, 9, 12 & 19 in Cincinnati, and Chs 2, 7, 22, 26 & 45 in Dayton.

Stations had to give their new transition dates to the FCC by Tuesday. The FCC has posted two lists, those switching early and those waiting until June 12.

Credit: http://news.cincinna....cincinnati.com

Edited by robmadden1, 19 March 2009 - 12:40 PM.


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#2 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:35 PM

Thanks rob!

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#3 OFFLINE   kevinwmsn

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:35 AM

Both of the FCC links are broken now.

Update:
They are working now.

Edited by kevinwmsn, 22 March 2009 - 11:27 AM.
Update

my setup here

#4 OFFLINE   ziggy29

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:08 AM

Odd. KLRU in Austin (PBS) has been saying 3/31 for the cutoff and their web site still does, but this document says April 16...

#5 OFFLINE   johnp37

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

Politicians should stay the hell out of it. What happens if the last 3 people in the US still have not gotten with the program? Are these bozos in Congress going to push it back again?

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:11 PM

KUSA (NBC) and KMGH (ABC) Denver are switching April 16. :)

FOX, CBS and both PBS stations are waiting until June. :(




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