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January 23 2018

Started by larsob, Monday Jul 24, 2017, 07:39:21 pm

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larsob

The FCC has set a deadline of January 23 2018 for WCGV, WMLW, WMVT & WVCY to turn off their transmitters.

Info comes from northpine.com

techguy1975

I don't recall seeing WMLW on the list as well,  wonder what they are going to do with their programming

John L

WMLW will probably repack onto WDJT-TV's transmitter on ch. 46 and continue to appear as 41-1 along with 58-1, 58-2, 58-3 on the same transmitter and also full 1096 HD along with 58-1.

-John L.

John L

Quote from: larsob on Monday Jul 24, 2017, 07:39:21 pm
The FCC has set a deadline of January 23 2018 for WCGV, WMLW, WMVT & WVCY to turn off their transmitters.

Info comes from northpine.com


So what will happen here is WCGV will shut down their transmitter on ch. 25 and move 24-1, 24-2, and 24-3 programming on ch. 18 transmitter and continue on there with 18-1, and 24-1 both full HD along with 18-2, 24-2, and 24-3.  I don't know who WVCY is going to go with as far as continuing it's broadcast, Maybe they will lease space on the ch. 18 transmitter to?  Or maybe go with WTMJ, WITI, or WISN or whatever.

Once ch. 24 moves to the ch. 18 transmitter I assume they will take the ch. 25 transmitter, retune it, align the antenna for channel 27 and then in summer 2018 they will shut down the ch. 18 transmitter and move 18-1, 18-2, 24-1, 24-2, 24-3 onto ch. 27.

-John L.

techguy1975


John L

Quote from: larsob on Monday Jul 24, 2017, 07:39:21 pm
The FCC has set a deadline of January 23 2018 for WCGV, WMLW, WMVT & WVCY to turn off their transmitters.

Info comes from northpine.com


They must have changed the date to January 8 somewhere along the line.

-John L.