In case you didn't know, WQRF-FOX 39's parent company bought out
WTVO late in October for a cool $20.6 million. On Friday, November 5th,
a quick call to WQRF confirmed that all their equipment is being moved
over to the WTVO engineering room. They have "plenty of room there"
according to the WQRF engineer, who doubles as the WTVO chief engineer as well.
All this to say: According to the Rockford Register Star newspaper,
the Rockford Park District, which owns the old post office where
WQRF has its facilities in downtown Rockford, has told WQRF it must
be gone by December 31, 2004. And with all this work going on,
I'd venture to say that there will be little if any progress in getting
WQRF-DT on the air anytime soon.