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Network Waiver Due to Lack of Tower?

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Wally, Jul 10, 2003.

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  1. Wally

    Wally New Member

    Feb 13, 2003
    Hi Everyone,

    My area was hit with some nasty thunderstorms last weekend. Power was out for some until this morning, trees were destroyed, etc.

    Included in the damage was my local CBS affiliate, WIFR. Their tower collapsed during the storm:


    Question is, has anyone ever been granted a waiver (even if temporary) for a distant network signal due to a weather disaster like this? I would hate to go six months without CBS, and cable is definitely out of the question.

    What do you think?

  2. Cyclone

    Cyclone Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jul 1, 2002

    Damn Teenagers!

    They'll put their TV feed on Cable and Satellite. I bet you don't get the waiver.
  3. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    Same thing happened to me. Fox station owned by SINclair broadcasting.

    They had a landline feed to several cable systems within hours.

    They REFUSED to return my phone calls.

    They REFUSED to grant a waiver.

    DirecTV REFUSED to just turn on the signals (since the station did not broadcast, it did not exist, it had no SHVIA rights and DirecTV could have just turned on the signal).

    I contacted a higher form of life at DirecTV. They told me they didn't care.

    I contacted the Fox network. They told me they didn't care.

    I filed a complaint with the FCC.

    The FCC did nothing. Not even a form letter.
  4. Claude Greiner

    Claude Greiner Banned User

    Apr 24, 2002
    I think if they deny your waver you can request a signal test. With no signal on the air, im sure you'll pass :)
  5. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    With over 6 BILLION people on the planet, who has the time to care anymore? :shrug:
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