Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Randolph, New Jersey
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The following is from the CBS website.....
Note To Viewers About Overnight Reception: The Empire State Building has recently undertaken a massive project to upgrade and strengthen the broadcast tower that sits on top of the building. This project is a direct result of the 9-11 incident where all broadcasters lost their main broadcast tower on top of the world Trade Center and were forced to relocate to the Empire State Building.
In order to accommodate the antennas for every station as well as adding antennas & facilities for HDTV broadcasting, it is necessary for the tower to be reconfigured and strengthened. Safety concerns mandate that all broadcasters cease broadcasting from the tower, while workers are present, and switch to alternate lower power facilities. In an effort to minimize the disruption to the viewing public, all work is scheduled during the overnight period from approx. 12:30 AM to 4:45 AM Monday through Saturday. The projected completion date is mid September.
During these overnight periods WCBS operates from a lower power back-up transmitter. Some off-air viewers may not be able to receive the signal from this back-up site. Cable & Satellite reception is not affected.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may case
Perhaps a mid Sept date means that its possible to get the other aspects completed before the end of the year...Time will tell....I certainly don't want to get ahead of things though....