Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Ft. Walton Beach. FL
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WEAR in Pensacola and WTVY in Dothan have filed for extensions of their CP Extensions to Nov. 2002 already on file. Both claim this is primarily in case of unseen delays that may force them to miss meet the Nov. 2002 deadline.
From the new CP Extensions:
WEAR-ABC in Pensacola reports DTV transmitter has been delivered. Tower construction is scheduled, no date given. DTV antenna scheduled to ship from manufacturer in Sept. WEAR will go on air with low power under STA permit when complete.
WTVY-CBS in Dothan reports all systems in place except antennas. They have to replace their NTSC antenna and mount a DTV antenna. They expect both antennas by mid-Sept.
For me, personally, WEAR is not going to HDTV until mid-year 2003 or later, so I could care less. Of course, if they have the thing sit up, maybe things could happen faster. But then again, this is a Sinclear owned station. WTVY is the one I'm interested in. They said that they had HD pass-thro equipment going into their station from day one. They will be low powered, about 60 kW, but they are sited on a tall tower (1860 ft.) that's about 64 miles NEE from Ft. Walton Beach. Won't help you guys in Pensacola or Mobile.
Surely you didn't make the mistake of thinking I know what I'm talking about?!!