they are lsited out of Danville for FCC purposes, but are required to provide coverage to lexington for Neilson ratings purposes
Actually I believe the only meaningful legal requirement is that they serve the community of Licence ... even in regard to the analog broadcast.
I live in on the east side (Almost in Clark County) and have not been able to tune in their signal yet. (The best i got on the signal meter was 6).
And you probably wont get anything in the current configuration. The current antenna's field strength is practicaly 0% for anyone north of the KY river.
That having been said the quality of the digital signal (for those who can get it) is as good as upconvered 480i ever gets. Certainly better than the best SD DBS feeds.
The flaw of Sinclair's argument that this is all money down the drain is that:
1) On VHF Channel 4, WDKY could easily reach the same area coverage as analog 56 while using 1/10 (or less) of the ERP that they are using on channel 56. In fact, I'd bet that they could reduce their ridiculously high ERP on 56 enough to cover the cost of running the digital transmitter at reasonable power without any noticable effect on the analog signal.
2) Sinclair risks alienating their most coveted marketing demographic: Specifically those who have already demonstrated that they have ample discretionary income to afford shiney new HDTV's and digital receivers.
Then again FOX ain't helping much either ...
As always these are just my opinions ... I could be wrong.