FYI - Philly DMA - WMGM-NBC40 looks to be doomed

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wilbur_the_goose, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    It appears that little WMGM-40 from Atlantic City may be doomed. They've lost their NBC affiliate status and the channel looks to be in trouble:

    As you may or may not know, over the past year, there have been many changes here at WMGM-TV NBC40.

    In 2013, NBC decided that they no longer wanted to have a separate affiliate in South Jersey. Effective January 1st, WMGM-TV will no longer be an NBC affiliate. Additionally, the station was sold last year. In the meantime Access.1 Communications has been continuing to manage the station and will do so until December 31st of this year.

    Here is the good news – while Access.1 will not be operating the WMGM-TV channel, the company has taken steps to continue and expand our news product on a new broadcast channel. This plan calls for our new company to be comprised of our current news, sales, management, and administration teams and would expand to nine counties in southern New Jersey, filling a much needed void for news, weather and sports coverage here in South Jersey.

    If all goes as planned, we hope to once again be serving the area with a bigger and better newscast in the spring or early summer of 2015, so stay tuned.
  2. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
  3. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    It was a good backup alternative to NBC 10 the past few weeks since WCAU was having all of those audio artifacts. WMGM has a periodic "pop" in its audio similar to an LP, but it did not sound like a 16kbps over-compressed digital audio file like WCAU.

    Anyway after many complaints to WCAU and I actually recieved a follow up email from VP of Engineering, it sounds like the audio problem is gone.

    Perhaps if WMGM goes dark, DirecTV could use it to bring NJN 23 in HD.
  4. mrknowitall526

    mrknowitall526 Active Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Or 69.2 the WFMZ Accu Weather channel!

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