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NBC in LaFayette?

I've heard a few rumors that there is to be a new station in LaFayette carrying NBC programming. Last year, a new station (WPBI) on 16.1/.2 started up carrying FOX on .1 and ABC on .2. Has anybody else heard anything about an NBC outlet? Or, have what I heard just truly rumors? Thanks for any info.
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I've heard a few rumors that there is to be a new station in LaFayette carrying NBC programming. Last year, a new station (WPBI) on 16.1/.2 started up carrying FOX on .1 and ABC on .2. Has anybody else heard anything about an NBC outlet? Or, have what I heard just truly rumors? Thanks for any info.
I thought it was NBC on the -2 and not ABC? Thats what rabbitears and zap2it shows
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I thought it was NBC on the -2 and not ABC? Thats what rabbitears and zap2it shows
DUH!!! (Slapping forehead). I transposed the two networks in my feeble brain. Thanks for catching this. And, BTW, are there any rumors about a third station in LaFayette? Or, as I questioned, is it merely a rumor? Once again, thanks!
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I've never heard of anything in regards to an ABC affiliate in Lafayette
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Anyone here have any contacts with WRTV and/or IMS about the potential for the (ridiculous) Indy 500 blackout to be lifted again this year? Not that WRTV would have any say, but they would be among the first to know.
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I've never heard of anything in regards to an ABC affiliate in Lafayette
Lafayette getting ABC soon

Lafayette to become a full market with ABC addition
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/new...filiate/166108

Lafayette, Ind.-based Star City Broadcasting is launching the market’s first local ABC affiliate—the group’s third new station in less than a year.

WPBY, branded ABC 49, will light up July 1 with the network’s full slate of programming, in addition to local newscasts, ABC said.

In October 2016, Star City launched the market’s first Fox affiliate, WPBI-LD, a digital low-powered station, and an NBC affiliate, WPBI-LD2, on its subchannel.


I assume they will use RF49 but I dont see anything with the FCC for either WPBY-CD or a RF49 assigned to Lafayette. Also next year they will have to file for a new station as you know RF36 will be the highest RF station in a couple years.
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Lafayette getting ABC soon

Lafayette to become a full market with ABC addition
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/new...filiate/166108

Lafayette, Ind.-based Star City Broadcasting is launching the market’s first local ABC affiliate—the group’s third new station in less than a year.

WPBY, branded ABC 49, will light up July 1 with the network’s full slate of programming, in addition to local newscasts, ABC said.

In October 2016, Star City launched the market’s first Fox affiliate, WPBI-LD, a digital low-powered station, and an NBC affiliate, WPBI-LD2, on its subchannel.


I assume they will use RF49 but I dont see anything with the FCC for either WPBY-CD or a RF49 assigned to Lafayette. Also next year they will have to file for a new station as you know RF36 will be the highest RF station in a couple years.
Thanks for the info! I had asked about a month ago (post 7352--I misstated the network in the posting) about a rumor I had heard about another new station. And-the info (you mentioned) says it will also have LOCAL newscasts! WLFI (18/CBS) certainly has some competition now. As you mentioned--I can't find any info about the channel #49. Whether that is the "real" channel or the "virtual" channel. Also--as you mentioned, it seems strange that since it isn't "lit up" yet, why they are picking channel 49, since in the near future, RF 36 will be the top channel allowed. Perhaps "49" is the "virtual" channel instead of the "real" channel. We will find out soon.

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Thanks for the info! I had asked about a month ago (post 7352--I misstated the network in the posting) about a rumor I had heard about another new station. And-the info (you mentioned) says it will also have LOCAL newscasts!
Looking at zap2it/screener starting Monday WPBI will have news.

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