I take issue with that last sentence primarily because most people on this forum don't have a in-depth understanding of how day-to-day television operates. It's not as simple as a flip of a switch and you've switched affiliations. There are TONS of paperwork and contracts to fill out and sign first, next will require new logos and graphics packages which take time, then will require extensive training and run throughs to make sure everything is correct and proper. Then, you have to get Master Control to basically swap everything from one set of equipment to another, you have to program new satellite uplink coordinates into existing equipment for the opposite station. Then, you gotta clear out your cart system of anything that identifies you as an opposite affiliate which means promos, IDs, bumpers, old commercials with old logos in them. This process not only takes time but can be excruciating on older hardware, and ALL cart items will have to be replaced. Then, your sales team will have to go out and start re-selling advertising to the clients they already have (because ironically enough some business owners prefer to advertise on one affiliation or another). Never mind if you had an on-air promotion for one business on one station and you basically gotta blow that up and start over. It is a MASSIVE undertaking that takes months and even years to smooth out the edges in affiliation switches. The major network affiliation switch marathon that happened between 1994-1996 didn't just happen overnight, it took months and at most a year of planning to get those stations ready. In very rare instances, such as WWJ-TV in Detroit, an owner/network had just weeks to put it altogether which meant working around the clock to make deadline. So no disrespect to your viewpoint, but feasibly and financially they'd be wise to just keep things status quo. Unless Quincy wants to throw money, time, and a lot of resources into the switch then I stand corrected. Remember the WRAL/WNCN switch? The switch was easiest on WRAL because all they had to do was patch up the behind the scenes stuff for the switch (though it definitely took months) but mostly they were ready because they had not voluntarily branded with CBS anything for a very long time. On the other hand, WNCN had to undergo a complete overhaul on-air and behind-the-scenes. Remember them interviewing behind-the-scenes crews and seeing that look of relief on their faces? That’s because they worked their ASSES off to pull off that switch.