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Injunction issued in Cox, WPGA feud; station to stay on air next month


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#1 OFFLINE   Jtaylor1

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:14 PM

And now WPGA is being dropped from DirecTV on New Years Day. Lowell Register thinks he'll promote his station through Dish. I don't think E* will ever continue carrying his station, if they decide not to.

LR is definitely going to lose his station.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:16 PM

What I am wondering is if they are talking about their sub channels and not their primary channel.

No matter what programming your carry, you have a mission that you have to uphold to keep your license. So many hours a week of children s programming and news to stay on air.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:26 PM

Lowell Register considers ABC programming to "racy" and has decided not to carry it.

Another Macon TV station, WGXA, will pick up the ABC programming on a digital subchannel.

Mr. Register is apparently a man of his convictions and is certainly entitled to do whatever he wants with a station he owns, however the price for his convictions may be very high with no cable or sat service carrying the station virtually guaranteeing he won't survive.
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#4 OFFLINE   Jon Ellis

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:32 AM

No matter what programming your carry, you have a mission that you have to uphold to keep your license. So many hours a week of children s programming and news to stay on air.


There is no requirement that stations carry news or public affairs programming. The only programming requirement is a few hours of Educational/Instructional (E/I) programming. Stations are required to "serve the public interest" and put an "issues/program list" in their public file quarterly, but there's nothing spelling out how one "serves the public interest."

#5 OFFLINE   Jtaylor1

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:15 PM

Lowell Register considers ABC programming to "racy" and has decided not to carry it.

Another Macon TV station, WGXA, will pick up the ABC programming on a digital subchannel.

Mr. Register is apparently a man of his convictions and is certainly entitled to do whatever he wants with a station he owns, however the price for his convictions may be very high with no cable or sat service carrying the station virtually guaranteeing he won't survive.


I found some good news on the AVS Forum. Someone said that ABC 16 is going to be on DirecTV channel 25. Shoudn't D* have it on channel 16 instead of 25?

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:40 PM

I found some good news on the AVS Forum. Someone said that ABC 16 is going to be on DirecTV channel 25. Shoudn't D* have it on channel 16 instead of 25?


Just be glad they got it handled...
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:37 PM

They haven't got it handled just yet. Right now they're just showing WPGA on 25 too in addition to 58. Maybe by tomorrow it will all be straightened out.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:03 AM

58 is gone now. But 25 is still showing a movie from ThisTV.

Update: Channel 25 is now showing ABC 16.

Edited by Jtaylor1, 01 January 2010 - 01:11 AM.





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