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Chairman Pai announced he will be leaving the agency on January 20.

Good riddance. What a vile creature.

Good Riddance!

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New Petition today. And this is from a flagship outlet, soon to be acquired by Gray.

 

Quincy's WGEM wants to vacate VHF 10 for UHF 19.

 

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4 hours ago, CircleSeven said:

New Petition today. And this is from a flagship outlet, soon to be acquired by Gray.

 

Quincy's WGEM wants to vacate VHF 10 for UHF 19.

 

This makes since as WGEM's only competitor, Sinclair's KHQA, is also applying to move from V to U.

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Two new R&Os, effectively approving these channel switches.

So earlier, I would say the station would have 30 days to file the application (with the new allotment) to get the construction permit.

 

What I want to clarify is that the station has to file the new app within 30 days after the order gets posted in the Federal Register. It usually take about a month to get posted there.

 

So for example, KRIS received its R&O on 4/5, and the order was posted in the Register on 4/23. So they'll have until 5/23 to file the app.

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It looks like a lot of Gray stations are moving off of VHF this go-around.  Hopefully whenever the merger with Meredith closes, they will be able to do something with their stations stuck on VHF, including WSMV, KVVU, KPTV and WALA.

 

WALA especially, since it is on channel 9, and so is the adjacent FOX station in Panama City (that Raycom used to own), so the viewers  in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area are stuck in the middle between the fringes of  2 FOX affiliates on the same frequency.  Mobile-Pensacola may be maxed out frequency-wise unless they can force one of the low-powered stations to move.

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11 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

WALA especially, since it is on channel 9, and so is the adjacent FOX station in Panama City (that Raycom used to own), so the viewers  in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area are stuck in the middle between the fringes of  2 FOX affiliates on the same frequency.  Mobile-Pensacola may be maxed out frequency-wise unless they can force one of the low-powered stations to move.

 

If a full power station wants an allotment that LP is in, they can basically get it. Because low power & translator stations don't get protection for their allotments (Class A Low Powers do, however). For instance, WYES has petitioned to move to RF 28. That means that LP that's now occupied in that allotment (Daystar's KNLD-LD) has to be displaced & have to find a new channel of their own.

 

On 5/4/2021 at 3:54 PM, CircleSeven said:

New Petition today. And this is from a flagship outlet, soon to be acquired by Gray.

 

Quincy's WGEM wants to vacate VHF 10 for UHF 19.

.......And almost two weeks later, it has already advanced to NPRM.

 

Three new R&Os.

 

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41 minutes ago, CircleSeven said:

 

If a full power station wants an allotment that LP is in, they can basically get it. Because low power & translator stations don't get protection for their allotments (Class A Low Powers do, however). For instance, WYES has petitioned to move to RF 28. That means that LP that's now occupied in that allotment (Daystar's KNLD-LD) has to be displaced & have to find a new channel of their own.

 

.......And almost two weeks later, it has already advanced to NPRM.

 

Three new R&Os.

 

Waiting to see if Gray moves WYMT off channel 12, but they have a huge coverage on that channel. 

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That basically leaves 19, 26, 28 and 36 as the only semi-viable UHF stations ieft in the area, because they are all LD stations.  19, 26 (28 if it's approved) are all New Orleans stations, (WDSU, WGNO, and the possible future home of WYES).  It's a problem in the western fringes because 15 is both WPMI and WNOL, and atmospheric conditions can cancel out WPMI.  There was once a time when WFNA was on 27 (as 1.0), and WWL overpowered it after the repack!

 

36 is also the blowtorch that is WTVY, blasting out full power from Holmes County, FL and reaches just east of Pensacola.

 

Thinking from a full-market perspective, if WALA was to pick either 19, 26, or 28, they could make it work from Baldwin County.  36 is too risky with the overlap into the eastern fringes.  26 and 28 are HC2 garbage and 19 is an HSN station.  36 is WGOX-LD, a church that hasn't quite figured out how to broadcast a usable signal, despite after years of trying....

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6 hours ago, LexTVandRadio said:

Waiting to see if Gray moves WYMT off channel 12, but they have a huge coverage on that channel. 

I'd like to see whether Gray will move KXII off RF12. I contacted them several months back, and they said that they had no immediate plans to move to UHF.

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5 minutes ago, TexasTVNews said:

Does this mean that CBS will return to KGBT soon?

As of now, there hasn't been any announcement of CBS moving back to KGBT.

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So an amendment regarding KCWX's PRM.

 

The station is now proposing to operate RF 8 as a DTS (distributed transmission system) facility, comprising of six SFNs (single frequency networks) in these following locations:

  • Fredricksburg (Main signal)
  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Mountain Home
  • D'Hanis
  • San Saba

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Couple of small M&As

 
Jeffrey Winemiller's Lowcountry 34 Media is acquiring 45 unbuilt permits from Landover 2, LLC for $1.3M.

 

Spoiler
  • W38FB-D - Jasper, FL
  • W42EH-D - Jasper, FL
  • W48EI-D - Byron, GA
  • W41EB-D - Cordele, GA
  • W27DV-D - Dublin, GA
  • W29EN-D - Soperton, GA
  • W41EC-D - Valdosta, GA
  • K47NM-D - Hilo, HI
  • K49MK-D - Hilo, HI
  • K48NZ-D - Idaho Falls, ID
  • W30DO-D - Brazil, IN
  • W34ET-D - Brazil, IN
  • K24KD-D - Salix, IA
  • K27LD-D - Salix, IA
  • K25MH-D - Monroe, LA
  • K41MJ-D - Monroe, LA
  • W45DV-D - Etna, ME
  • W49EN-D - Traverse City, MI
  • W47EQ-D - Auburn, MS
  • W14DV-D - Purvis, MS
  • W49DY-D - Purvis, MS
  • W15DV-D - Westmoreland, NH
  • W29EL-D - Lima, OH
  • W42EP-D - Lima, OH
  • W49EM-D - Lima, OH
  • K41NI-D - Geronimo, OK
  • K42LM-D - Geronimo, OK
  • W14EE-D - Algood, TN
  • W14EJ-D - Spring Hill, TN
  • K50NF-D - Jolly, TX
  • K44LV-D - Victoria, TX
  • K50NC-D - Victoria, TX
  • K44LW-D - Wendover, UT
  • K47OG-D - Wendover, UT
  • W26EL-D - Clarksburg, WV
  • W42EO-D - Clarksburg, WV
  • W49EL-D - Clarksburg, WV
  • W20DY-D - Roanoke, WV
  • W35DI-D - Roanoke, WV
  • W45EF-D - Roanoke, WV
  • W47EN-D - Roanoke, WV
  • W22ES-D - Sutton, WV
  • W30DU-D - Sutton, WV
  • W32ES-D - Sutton, WV
  • W42EN-D - Sutton, WV

 

And remember Ramar Communications? The one that sold its Lubbock TV empire to Gray, but they kept the NM TV stations?

 

Ramar is getting this Romeo, Colorado LP K19IX-D from San Luis Valley Television for $10. Just Ten Dollars.

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New PRM. It's not a channel change. It's a city of license change.

 

Marquee's WSWG (UHF 31) wants to change its COL from Valdosta, GA to Moultrie, GA (about 38 miles SE of Albany).

 

However, they're not proposing to move it transmitter/antenna closer to Albany.

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Moving the COL of WSWG to Moultrie actually assigns it to a city that's in the Albany market.  Valdosta is located in the Tallahassee - Thomasville market, the station itself used to be a semi-satellite of Tallahassee's WCTV (licensed to Thomasville) until it was spun off to Marquee in the Gray-Raycom merger.

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Reading one of footnotes in the petition, Gray actually tried to get that COL changed to Moultrie back in 2012. But the FCC never acted on that earlier petition......

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Given the area, there's been so much churn with Gray & Raycom, at least now the dust has settled.

With Gray dumping their flagship WALB to Liberty, to Raycom, displacing WFXL to Barrington....and back again to Gray displacing WSWG to Marquee.

Tallahassee too, since WCTV's sale to Gray forced the sale of WALB under the old contour rule, and later Raycom's WTXL being sold to Scripps because of the GrayCom merger...

 

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2 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Moving the COL of WSWG to Moultrie actually assigns it to a city that's in the Albany market.  Valdosta is located in the Tallahassee - Thomasville market, the station itself used to be a semi-satellite of Tallahassee's WCTV (licensed to Thomasville) until it was spun off to Marquee in the Gray-Raycom merger.

I thought Valdosta was Jax. Unless I'm thinking of Waycross. Both share a PBS signal, so. 

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