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Why am I getting WGN? (started a few days ago)


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#1 OFFLINE   tenwinecans

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

Why am I getting WGN? (started a few days ago)  

 

It appears to be a Chicago TV station.  As I'm almost 1100 miles away from Chicago, I'm not sure why I'm getting this channel...

 

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:49 PM

I'll check my Dish box



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:53 PM

Weird.

 

I have all WWOR, WGN, KTLA etc. package, but not WGN.

 

Have you been online to look at your programming package ?



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:19 PM

Why am I getting WGN? (started a few days ago)  

 

It appears to be a Chicago TV station.  As I'm almost 1100 miles away from Chicago, I'm not sure why I'm getting this channel...

 

Thanks!

 

what channel is it on, if it's 239, then you are getting WGN America, if it's in the range of the Chicago local channels, then i don't know why you are getting the local Chicago version of WGN if you are not in the Chicago local market area.  

 

edit: i just looked in the uplink thread and saw this, so i will quote it from the uplink thread 


James Long, on 08 Oct 2013 - 4:33 PM, said:
26 changes seen 10/8/13 at 5:31pm ET (v14)
 
New Uplinks / Mappings - Channels Available
6100 WGN (6 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Augusta, GA market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6101 WGN (13 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Birmingham, AL market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6101 WGN (13 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Birmingham, AL market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6101
6102 WGN (2 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Charleston, SC market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6103 WGN (3 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Columbus, GA market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6104 WGN (4 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Columbus, OH market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6105 WGN (13 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Florence, SC market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6105 WGN (13 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Florence, SC market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6105
6106 WGN (9 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Greenville/New Bern, NC market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6107 WGN (7 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Greenville/Spartanburg, SC market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6107 WGN (7 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Greenville/Spartanburg, SC market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6107
6108 WGN (22 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6108 WGN (22 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6108
6109 WGN (12 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Jackson, MS market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6109 WGN (12 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Jackson, MS market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6109
6110 WGN (5 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Mobile, LA/Pensacola, FL market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6110 WGN (5 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Mobile, LA/Pensacola, FL market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6110
6111 WGN (10 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Providence, RI/New Bedford, MA market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6112 WGN (17 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Raleigh/Durham, NC market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6112 WGN (17 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Raleigh/Durham, NC market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6112
6113 WGN (10 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6114 WGN (3 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Savannah, GA market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6114 WGN (3 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Savannah, GA market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6114
6115 WGN (8 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Tampa, FL market Hidden) AVAILABLE
6115 WGN (8 Local) WGN Chicago added to 72.7° TP 25 (SD MPEG4 Tampa, FL market Hidden) AVAILABLE EPG linked to 119° TP 18 Ch 6115
6116 WGN (11 Local) WGN Chicago added to 119° TP 18 (SD Tri Cities, TN-VA market Hidden) AVAILABLE
 
8963 Channels

 

 

maybe this will explain it. 


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#5 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:27 PM

WGN America is on in the local channel range (2-69) in some markets as compensation for missing local TV stations.

This is DISH's way of giving something to people who are missing a local during a programming dispute.
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:46 PM

WGN America is on in the local channel range (2-69) in some markets as compensation for missing local TV stations.

This is DISH's way of giving something to people who are missing a local during a programming dispute.

 

 

 

And that appears to be the markets that have  at least 1 Media General Station


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:57 PM

The Uplink report says it is WGN Chicago and not WGN America.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

yes... apparently that is the case.  A Dish rep told me that the WGN channel

is to make up for the lost of the two Media General local channels that I've

lost since October 1.   (CW and ABC)

 

Wow.... I'm so happy. Now I get to watch crappy Chicago news which is

of zero interest to me.... as well as old crappy sitcom shows on WGN! :D

(no offense to people of Chicago)



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:07 PM

The Uplink report says it is WGN Chicago and not WGN America.


Yep ... I had "WGN Chicago" as the channel name on channel 239 as well (as opposed to "WGN9 CHICAGO, IL (CW)" - which is the label on the local channel). I suppose I should have changed the channel name in my listings years ago. It is WGN out of Chicago ... just not the channel 9 feed.
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:12 PM

yes... apparently that is the case.  A Dish rep told me that the WGN channel

is to make up for the lost of the two Media General local channels that I've

lost since October 1.   (CW and ABC)

 

Wow.... I'm so happy. Now I get to watch crappy Chicago news which is

of zero interest to me.... as well as old crappy sitcom shows on WGN! :D

(no offense to people of Chicago)

They do have sports and in Canada they get Chicago feed that has more sports then WGN America.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

Isn't WGN America in the lowest AT pack?  Even WGN America has Chicago news.  IIRC that was subbed here in Cleveland during the Raycom dispute, however I never bothered to watch on 19 as I though it ws the same as 239.   I thought that it was a dumb substitution since nearly everyone gets it (unless all you sub to are your locals).


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

WGN America is in AT200 ... so yes, most subscribers already get the channel.
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

Sounds like a trick.

Change the channel number to something under 100 and people might think it is an added bonus?


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:12 PM

Instead of giving viewers a blank channel to remind them of the dispute, they drop a Chicago independent into the slot - beats a poke in the eye with a stick!


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

yes... apparently that is the case.  A Dish rep told me that the WGN channel

is to make up for the lost of the two Media General local channels that I've

lost since October 1.   (CW and ABC)

 

Wow.... I'm so happy. Now I get to watch crappy Chicago news which is

of zero interest to me.... as well as old crappy sitcom shows on WGN! :D

(no offense to people of Chicago)

When April rolls around, you'll get to watch crappy baseball. The Cubs and White Sox combined lost almost 200 games.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

When April rolls around, you'll get to watch crappy baseball. The Cubs and White Sox combined lost almost 200 games.

 

Where I am, that means they had a good season :nono2:



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

Dish did same a few months ago when we lost our local NBC affiliate as a result of a retrains.dispute. As previously mentioned, my opinion is the same that better to have a station like WGN rather than a billboard with elevator music playing 24/7 until the matter was resolved. Always liked WGN programming even though I had AT200 at that time and WGN was included.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

I got Tired of waiting for Dish to bring NBC back so I bought an antenna and now pick up local NBC.  But the programming continues to show the "Important message....." propaganda from Dish.

 

Where can I get a good simple NBC channel lineup other than a local newspaper?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:07 PM

NBC's Web site?  That's where I looked.

 

You could also look at your local channel's Web site for non-prime-time scheduling.


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