Just saw an ad on this station asking us to call Dish to get them to keep the station in the Dish lineup. Posting this here in hopes a DIRT member will see it and pass it along.
As far as I am concerned, if they want more money, DROP THEM!!!
First of all, I watch very little on that channel. It was only by accident that the TV was on it this morning.
Second, I and almost everone else in the Jonesboro, AR DMA can get this station over the air with an indoor antenna, or in the really fringe areas maybe a modest outdoor antenna. I have lived in the some of the most distant parts of the KAIT coverage area for the last 40 years, and have frequently used nothing but a folded dipole, and often even an indoor twinlead folded dipole.
Finally, and the big one to me, is that KAIT is the only local station that is provided in my DMA that does not have an HD signal being carried on the sats. I have looked this up, and the three Memphis stations and the statewide PBS network are all carried in HD on the same satellites I receive, but because KAIT is not, I am not allowed to get CBS, NBC or FOX in HD (I get PBS OTA in HD, but the other networks have no stations close enough for OTA). So, if dropping KAIT will get me the other networks in HD, I definately say DROP THEM!
So, just to summarize, in case it is not clear. If KAIT Channel 8 in Jonesboro wants any more money, instead of paying them, I ask that Dish DROP THEM!!
Of course, this is only my opinion, and there may be others in this region who disagree. But I see only Cons to giving in to any rate increase they want, and absolutely no Pros.