I disagree.... somewhat. It's all part of the level of service and uptime that you are willing to pay for, and the costs of expediting a permit under extenuating circumstances is included in the service level contract if you are willing to pay for it. As an example, I work in the telecommunications industry and we have multiple vendors to deal with for telephone routing for teleconferencing. For at least one of the vendors, because of the amount of traffic handled through them, they have a specialized help desk and team to handle just our escalations... and nobody else. Again, citing my telecommunications experience, one of the solutions used if there is problematic call handling is localize and remove the bad call route, and have the call go through an alternative route (which can be more expensive) while the regular route is taken out of service and repaired. In this situation with the station, that may not be available. Blame the National Association of Broadcasters. When you are talking about programming, you are not only talking about the national CBS programming, but also syndicated original programming (e.g Judge Judy, Wheel of Fortune, Dr. Phil, Jeopardy, and syndicated talk shows), strip syndicated repeats (e.g. Big Bang Theory, Seinfeld, Last Man Standing), and locally produced programming. For the syndicated programming, the local television stations often sign an contract to be the exclusive broadcaster of that programming, and will throw a fit if you are able to watch the same program on a competing station.... including a major out-of-market station. Why is that important? Because of the television advertising. Of the 210 Nelson markets, Albany GA is DMA 152, with just 0.119% of the viewing public with almost 131 thousand viewing households. That places your television market at the bottom 5% of television households. (Bottom 5% is television markets 144-210). For comparison, approximately 50% of the television homes are covered by the top 25 Nelson markets.