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Everything posted by broadcastfan9751

  1. In Little Rock, they already have a separate website for KLRT at fox16.com carried over from Newport. So hopefully at some point they'll change arkansasmatters.com to KARK.com or something tied to KARK.
  2. WUAB is channel-sharing with WOIO. It will remain a separate station, but on WOIO's spectrum.
  3. I don't think they have any during the newscasts themselves, although they might still have to air the Mark Hyman commentaries either during a commercial break or following the newscasts. For example, according to Wikipedia WSMH, after having its newscasts taken over by WNEM in 2006 (WEYI took it over two years ago), continued to air The Point after the newscasts until it was discontinued.
  4. The FCC changed its policies a couple of years ago to allow waivers of that rule, jist like other telecommunications services.
  5. The radio stations are operated by a separate company (Local Media San Diego) these days. That company would probably get the radio stations in any sale.
  6. WMTW broadcasts from a greater height and has a larger coverage area than WGME, which would result in much greater overlap. As shown on this RabbitEars map, the overlap between WYCN/WGBX and WMTW would extend into Manchester, NH and a part of Northeast Massachusetts.
  7. Looking at the map of WGBX and WGME, the overlap area appears to be relatively small enough that they could get by with it. The overlap also appears to be mostly in the Boston DMA, where it probably wouldn't cause that much of an issue since most probably watch CBS on WBZ. However, in the event Sinclair did complain about it, a virtual channel close to VHF (like 14 or 15) could be doable.
  8. They're sharing with WGBX, which will give it full-market coverage.
  9. I already posted this in the "Spectrum Auction Results" thread, but I'm reposting it here because we might have an answer on NBC Boston's OTA home.
  10. There's a new channel-sharing agreement in Boston, and it looks like it might answer the "NBC Boston" question once and for all. OTA sold the spectrum for WYCN-CD in New Hampshire in the incentive auction and OTA has now entered into a CSA with WGBX. But, the agreement states that the shared operations will not begin until NBC acquires the WYCN license from OTA. So it looks like WYCN will be the new home of "NBC Boston".
  11. Yes, NBC elected retransmission consent for WNEU for the most recent carriage cycle, so it can negotiate for carriage of subchannels.
  12. WBTS, as an LPTV, doesn't have must-carry status.
  13. Probably won't happen, because KRNV and KENV are VHF stations, and thus would reduce cap space for Sinclair. Also, KSL doesn't really have coverage of Elko over-the-air.
  14. Yeah, the translators are under separate licenses, so they can still operate.
  15. They haven't shut down, they've begun channel sharing with WUTF according to RabbitEars.
  16. Not necessarily, but mobile TV probably won't work very well on low-VHF, so they might have to move it to WGBX (and possibly switch to ATSC 3.0, which has better mobile TV capabilities).
  17. Or maybe they want to try to take FOX away from KTVI if it is kept by Sinclair?
  18. Been wondering this myself. Probably something with a tie-in to New Jersey, so that they don't get more backlash from the NJ politicians.
  19. Actually, there would be enough stations for TEGNA to form a WSKY/WVEC duopoly if Sinclair sold either WTVZ or WTKR/WGNT. 2- UNC 3, 27- Sinclair/Tribune 4, 13- TEGNA 10, 43- Nexstar 15- WHRO 21- TBN 33- Sinclair 49- Ion
  20. Nexstar is buying the non-license assets of WLWC from OTA Broadcasting for $4.1 Million. OTA had bought WLWC from Sinclair several years ago and sold its spectrum in the incentive auction.
  21. They'd probably have Mission acquire WHDF and then enter into an SSA to operate it.
  22. It won't happen. That's a DTV replacement translator application that was filed back in 2009, long before Gray took over. The permit expired in 2013, although the FCC suspended the permit deadlines for LPTVs due to the incentive auction (although I'm not sure if that also applied to DTV replacement translators). Also, the coverage area for the translator is much smaller than WIYE's, and it's on VHF 2, which means the reception would be bad.
  23. There's a new sharing agreement in Connecticut, and in a first, it's a three-way share. NRJ's WZME (which is technically in the NYC market) sold its spectrum in the auction and will share with Connecticut Public Broadcasting's WEDW. But, Connecticut Public Broadcasting also sold one of its other satellite stations, WEDY in New Haven, and it too will share with WEDW. So three stations on one RF channel. Apparently, there was also going to be an additional station sharing with WEDW, but that station was apparently not successful in the auction and was redacted from the version of the C
  24. Legally, stations only have to include the call sign and community of license in their legal ID. Including the frequency or channel number is optional.
  25. According to the FCC application, that new COL will be Cherry Hill, NJ.

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