WALA Fox 10 is the only VHF station in our area. They should change to UHF, since all the newer antennas are designed for UHF. UHF sucks in the new HD digital format. I have 120 mile range outdoor antenna 30 feet high and I am about 30 miles from the broadcast tower and I can barely get Fox 10. WALA needs to up its power or do something or they will probably go out of business, since not many people can receive it.
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I doubt WALA-TV would "go out of business" just because some folks cannot receive their programming with antennas. I am sure most of their viewers and/or listeners receive their programming through cable TV and satellite TV and local businessmen would continue to have their businesses advertised in their programming in spite of the problems some folks have in receiving their programming. I am also sure their broadcast signal would improve in the future.
I have a small flat wave antenna in the living room now, about 7 feet up. I get 3, 5, 15 and 55 at about 75% on the roamio, and it records fine of course. I get around 55 on 10, which is green, and it seems to be recording OK. I would like to see better performance from them.
My tv and directv am21 wont get 10 at all.
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On my Mass Wild Guessing for local TV in Mobile...
WJTC will carry ThisTV on 44.2 or so as for WPMI for 15.3... Maybe WEAR for 3.3.
Since WFGX get GetTV on 35.2, maybe the said station will remove ThisTV programs in favor of airing more Syndicated shows. Would that be great?
Alabama Public TV will carry V-me on x.4 (42.4)
ION Television will buy WPAN.
Since WPAN having signal and picture problems and TBN bought out one of the stations in Jackson, MS that other year. ION would be interested of buying WPAN and make it a O&O Ion affiliate once after WPAN gets revived. (ION bought out one of the stations that used to be PBS long ago in Pittsburgh in past 4 years.)
WFNA will have 10pm news from Foxten.
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So if I understand this correctly, LIN will be out of the market. That should make a few folks happy. WALA will go to Meredith and WFNA to Media General. I don't know anything about Meredith Broadcasting, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with our ho-hum Fox affiliate.
I read a post from a friend in Birmingham, describing the OTA channel change for the ABC affiliate there, which came about because a license swap. He said that only about 10 per cent of the viewers of that station got their signals over the air. I would bet the ratio of OTA to cable/satellite viewers is similar here. I suspect the VHF/UHF issue would not be a high priority to the new owner. The public is incredibly ignorant of OTA issues. Have you watched the TV commercials about getting "free tv" as is it were some kind of electronic miracle?
WFNA-TV/CW55 needs to pull The Cosby Show from the regular schedule, due to some controversy over the rape situation
That would be unnecessary and unfair to folks who love the program and to the other folks who worked on it besides Bill Cosby (it would be unfair to him, too, especially if all of the allegations are lies). That would be like having "The Andy Griffith Show" removed from a station's regular programming schedule just because its main actor named Andy Griffith is no longer living among us.