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No, I'm in Danville, IL. The reason I posted it to this thread was that, by my math, the center of the ducting was approximately the Bloomington, IN area.
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Here's the latest information relating to WISH.

http://www.ibj.com/wish-wndy-owner-a.../article/49212


Earlier this morning, the Indy area received some fairly strong tropo signals from the northeast, including Fort Wayne, Toledo, Detroit, Wheatley (Ontario), Flint and Bay City/Saginaw, MI area.
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Here's the latest information relating to WISH.

http://www.ibj.com/wish-wndy-owner-a.../article/49212
Thanks for the update. IOW-this new guy is here to TRY to mitigate this mess. Please keep any future updates coming.

Thanks.
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Value of WISH-8 owner falls as station loses CBS affiliation

http://www.indystar.com/story/money/...wndy/14595547/
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the real questions are......

Was CBS greedy and asking too much for the programs they provide, or was WISH-8 greedy and not willing to pay a fair price for the programs CBS provides?

Was WTTV willing to pay the same amount demanded of WISH-8, or did they get to pay a lower price so CBS could send a message to other stations currently bargaining with CBS?
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Wlfi

I have just read that WLFI (LaFayette) has had their contract renewed (for seven more years) to carry a CBS feed. This does not really surprise me. Even though WLFI and WISH are, currently, closely tied together for feeds and promos, I didn't see how WISH losing the CBS contract would force WLFI to also lose their ties to CBS.

http://wlfi.com/2014/08/28/cbs-exten...act-with-wlfi/
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I have just read that WLFI (LaFayette) has had their contract renewed (for seven more years) to carry a CBS feed. This does not really surprise me. Even though WLFI and WISH are, currently, closely tied together for feeds and promos, I didn't see how WISH losing the CBS contract would force WLFI to also lose their ties to CBS.

http://wlfi.com/2014/08/28/cbs-exten...act-with-wlfi/
This contract extension also includes area stations WTHI-TV, Terre Haute and WANE, Fort Wayne.
http://www.cbscorporation.com/news-article.php?id=1082

WTHI, WANE and WLFI, along with several other LIN stations, are mostly controlled through the master control hub located in the WISH/WNDY building on N. Meridian St. I had an opportunity to see this operation several years ago. More information about the hub is mentioned here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WISH-TV

Indianapolis has become quite a TV hub center, as WRTV 6 is expanding its hub operation since it was purchased by E. W. Scripps. The master control center at WRTV will run 19 Scripps TV stations around the country.
http://www.ibj.com/command-center-be.../article/47461
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WTHR-TV, DirecTV fail to reach fee agreement


It's not about serving its viewers in the "public interest", it's all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$. It's always good to have an OTA antenna as an option to these issues.

http://www.ibj.com/wthr-tv-directv-f.../article/49306
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I've been away from Indiana for work for a few weeks, and I'm finding that an antenna, a Netflix subscription, and an Amazon Prime subscription (and an HDMI cable from the laptop to the TV) works really well. If I was here permanently, I'd get the new tiVO that wraps all of these services up into a single UI.

I think ESPN and the other sports networks is all that's keeping these #!$&ing cable/satellite companies alive.
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http://www.wthr.com/story/26408959/2...hr-and-directv

"Unlike DirecTV, WTHR cares about our community." Oh, really??? LOL WTHR is the one that isn't allowing DirecTV to carry its programming during this dispute. So, WTHR cares so much about its community that it ceases its signal via DirecTV while the two sides bicker over their toys like 4-year-olds. Okay, now I've got it.

I know it's only NBC, but WISH-8 might be interested in this network come Jan. 1, 2015.
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http://www.wthr.com/story/26408959/2...hr-and-directv

"Unlike DirecTV, WTHR cares about our community." Oh, really??? LOL WTHR is the one that isn't allowing DirecTV to carry its programming during this dispute. So, WTHR cares so much about its community that it ceases its signal via DirecTV while the two sides bicker over their toys like 4-year-olds. Okay, now I've got it.

I know it's only NBC, but WISH-8 might be interested in this network come Jan. 1, 2015.
Not a chance. WTHR has been nothing short of dominant in the local market.

Also, there is nothing at all surprising about the shutoff during the retrans disagreement. They have to use what leverage they have.
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