Originally posted by laggytoadJust in case anyone felt like letting nexstar know how they feel, I have taken the liberty of guessing the email addresses to some of the bigwigs at www.nexstar.tv based on their position in the company, their names, and the way nexstar email is addressed. I have sent a polite email to all of these guys and got no undeliverable messages or replies, so I cannot know for sure if they are good emails...but hey, it's worth a try, right?
browse through this page:
to see who these guys are or to find other bigwigs that you may want to email. Have fun! Remember to be polite and professional even though I doubt they give a rat's @$$ about you as a viewer =)
well, i emailed to those addresses that you posted around 6 this afternoon, and I got a reply back in about an hour.
here's my original email:
From: Ryan Dunn [mailto
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 5:35 PM
Subject: Lack of High Definition from WFFT
I'd like to express my disappointment at the lack of High Definition from WFFT55 out of Fort Wayne. In repeated emails to WFFT, they state that they have no plans to upgrade to HD. I understand that the cost of upgrading is high, but with most primetime programming being offered in HD, as well as the recent addition of Fox Sports in HD, WFFT should be upgrading to HD soon. I am extremely upset that I will not be watching the Super Bowl in HD this year, especially after having watched it in HD last year on CBS. WFFT is the only station in the Fort Wayne market not broadcasting in HD. WPTA ABC, WISE NBC, WANE CBS, and WFWA PBS are all broadcasting in HD. I should hope that Nexstar's position on the matter is not to never upgrade to HD. If this is your position on the matter, maybe you could sell the station to a company more in tune to the demands of the consumer. A few years ago, I could understand the lack of HD, as it was new and not many views could receive the signal. Now, however, many more people are able to receive the signal, especially as integrated HD sets are now reasonably priced. I look forward to an email from you stating your position on the matter.
and the response from Perry:
We are currently finishing the development our master plan for the full power and high definition upgrade to our 40 TV stations. I'm sure you can imagine the complexity and cost involved at approximately $2million per station. Rest assured we do plan to upgrade WFFT to full power and high definition capability, although I cannot say with certainty exactly when. PAS
So I guess that is better news than I had expected. I wonder where wfft is on the list to be upgraded? Anyone know the ranking of nexstar's station based on the market size? Another thing that he addressed in the email was the stations going to full power. That's another issue that wfft is currently lacking on their digital signal. So, hopefully, they'll get started soon on the upgrade.