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12 minutes ago, mrschimpf said:

Note how this was done before football season; I will be very happy to have that white whale (ALWAYS been bad since they launched their digi signal) in my channel lineup, and this makes Green Bay an all-UHF market (including whatever Weigel's Wittenberg station will be).

The station has a college football game airing tonight. They did it at the right time.

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On 7/26/2022 at 1:59 AM, CircleSeven said:

Okay, the paperwork regarding the construction permit apps of the 18 new allotments are now up.

So small follow-up.

 

Last month, two permits were approved (Alexandria & Vernal).

 

Today (9/13), the sixteen remaining permits were granted.

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New Petition. A PBS station in the Cornhusker state wants to vacate that VHF dial.

Now currently, the RF 27 allotment is occupied by an LP station KFDY-LD, owned by Flood Communications.

 

Of course, regular low-power stations don't get protection of their allotments. But what we have saw in Medford and in Vegas where those owners of those LPs have filed objections to those channel moves. One has settled (Medford); the other one hasn't (Vegas). It'll be interesting if Flood would follow suit and file an objection.

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Okay a couple a things.

 

New Petition. Gray wants to make a switch to one of its newly-acquired allotments from that auction.

 

They want to move the Yuma allotment from VHF 11 to UHF 27. 

 

Also, WWDP's petition (10 > 36) has been advanced to NPRM yesterday.

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It's a very close Canadian Border Zone station and the allocation conflicts with CTV2's CIVI-2 up in Vancouver; CTV didn't want to move, petition would be denied (orange mark is CHEK on adjacent 16; same with KNDO).

 

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4 hours ago, CircleSeven said:

New M&A. Marquee Broadcasting is getting another Ohio station.

 

They're acquiring Lima, OH's WLMA (formerly WTLW) from owner American Christian Television Services, Inc. for $2M.

I wonder if they have their sights set on taking an affiliation away or two from Block and their total monopoly on the Lima market.

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2 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

I wonder if they have their sights set on taking an affiliation away or two from Block and their total monopoly on the Lima market.

That would be a great thing for Lima. They need more choices than Block up there in that part of the state.

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4 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

I wonder if they have their sights set on taking an affiliation away or two from Block and their total monopoly on the Lima market.

First thing to handle is getting off VHF 4 (they have a translator but it can only do so much heavy lifting and you can't have everything in the market on an LD). Then accommodating those who don't want to lose a 'safe/religious' viewing option via a sub (its DT2 high school sports sub is already in wind-down mode).

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Two things today.

 

One, it appears that Sinclair's KVII Amarillo have lit up RF 20 this week. The License to Cover app was posted today.

 

Also, new petition.

 

A PBS station in Roanoke, WBRA wants to vacate VHF-low 3 for VHF-high 13. 

 

Anything to get off that hellhole signal is a good thing.

 

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On 11/18/2022 at 3:25 PM, CircleSeven said:

Two things today.

 

One, it appears that Sinclair's KVII Amarillo have lit up RF 20 this week. The License to Cover app was posted today.

 

Also, new petition.

 

A PBS station in Roanoke, WBRA wants to vacate VHF-low 3 for VHF-high 13. 

 

Anything to get off that hellhole signal is a good thing.

 

Was WBRA an auction participant who settled for a VHF-low alottment? 

Their current signal must be a disaster if they want to move up to VHF-high.

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1 hour ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Was WBRA an auction participant who settled for a VHF-low alottment? 

Their current signal must be a disaster if they want to move up to VHF-high.

They took that channel in '09 because of early thoughts that mountainous terrain would be V-Low friendly which proved horrifically incorrect.

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It looks like they did have two full-powered (UHF) repeaters that converted to digital, but temporarily shut down due to budget cuts in 2013 and opted to auction those frequencies when the microwave link failed.

 

One of the repeaters (WSBN) originally had the WSVN call letters (when the current WSVN was WCKT) and WBRA was initially WBRZ's planned call letters, but they opted with the latter because, well....

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On 11/16/2022 at 11:54 AM, mrschimpf said:

First thing to handle is getting off VHF 4 (they have a translator but it can only do so much heavy lifting and you can't have everything in the market on an LD). Then accommodating those who don't want to lose a 'safe/religious' viewing option via a sub (its DT2 high school sports sub is already in wind-down mode).

Marquee is only getting the channel 4 facility and will basically have to build it from the ground up.  The former WTLW (now on WTLW-LD) and it's intellectual unit will be status quo, with their current mix of family, religious and secular programming under their existing ownership,

https://www.limaohio.com/news/2022/11/17/wtlw-sells-one-of-its-two-frequencies/  

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