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post #2341 of 17827 Old 07-21-2004, 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by Ken Ross
It is amazing that the #1 TV market in the country has what is among the worst OTA HD content in the country. It shows how little the broadcaster's actually care about HD. This is somewhat below their lowest priority.

With no ratings system for HD, they really do not care.
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post #2342 of 17827 Old 07-21-2004, 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by s2silber
The combiner, itself, is not the problem. It's that radio station that's "squatting" in the ESB space they need for the combiner.

Is this the problem? I too have given up hope. I really dont think a combiner will happen this year. One radio station? I think if someone knows the radio station in question it would be good for us to at least know which one it is. I do find it hard to beleive that one radio station is holding up this process. Please say it isnt so.

Loving MY HDTV...More CH's PLEASE!!
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Without naming names, here is a URL with a link to the offending station
http://www.fybush.com/site-031120.html
Notice the picture of their twin BE transmitters.
I remember someone saying that Leona H. interferred with the move.
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In case it wasn't clear enough, you don't have to look too far down on the right to see the call letters in question.
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Interesting article and pics, Thanks!
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I am assuming this is the station that needs to move:

http://www.nyradioguide.com/cgi-bin/info.cgi/WCAA-FM
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That's the one. What are we going to do?
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WCAA- 610 WATTS!!? Holy cow, my hairdryer has 10 times the power of that station. How many people listen to that station anyway? Can their signal even make it as far as Spanish Harlem?
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Actually I think it said it was a class B1 at 2450W.(ERP?) At that height it should cover the tristate region very well.
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Actually I think it said it was a class B1 at 2450W.(ERP?) At that height it should cover the tristate region very well.
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I was looking at this link that says:
"Next door to WXTV is WCAA (105.9), the baby of the Empire FM signals with just 610 watts ERP"

Whether that is acurate I don't know. I did try to tune it in about 30 minutes ago from Norwalk, CT, and I couldn't lock it in. It was competing with another station on the same frequency.
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George, what does this mean? Is the combiner ever going become a reality?
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I see monkeys flying out of a dark hole....what is that???
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According to this press release, WCAA appears to just be a simulcast of 92.7 WZAA. This is the Univision station that killed one of my favorite radio stations, WLIR (originally WDRE). That could be where the B1 at 2450W figure is coming from.

So I guess we are being held up by a weak simulcast of a latino station. This just keeps getting better and better.
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Originally posted by Chri
According to this press release, WCAA appears to just be a simulcast of 92.7 WZAA. This is the Univision station that killed one of my favorite radio stations, WLIR (originally WDRE). That could be where the B1 at 2450W figure is coming from.

So I guess we are being held up by a weak simulcast of a latino station. This just keeps getting better and better.

i really miss the WDRE/WLIR
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Originally posted by s2silber
It's a Latin FM station, but I don't want to be the one to disclose the station and start trouble for my contact. From my research, I can tell you that it's owned by a a Miami-based anti-Castro entity with strong ties to the Bush Regime. And you know how far the Bushies will go in pandering to the far right, rather than enabling service to the greater New York metropolitan area.

Yet another reason to vote for Kerry! Too bad we're not a swing state
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Speaking of "swing states," Univision is based in that ultimate swing state of Florida.
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Very sad indeed. Is anyone going to get in touch with this radio station? Maybe if the pressure is on they will move. So, if what I understand is correct...if this station doesnt move...there is no combiner possible?

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Here's some correct information concerning WCAA: License was transferred from Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. to Univision - September 2003. Univision's chairman and founder is A. Jerrold Perenchio; corporate offices in L.A. - 310-556-7676. Univision Radio, the parent of WCAA, is headed by McHenry T. Tichenor, Jr. The radio division is headquartered in Dallas - 214-525-7700.

If, as we suspect, WCAA is holding up the combiner, above are the people in power to change the station's position.

Gary Press
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So what is the bottom line here ? Is the combiner permanently scrapped ? Is that it ?
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No, it's not been scrapped. It's completed and literally waiting at the door where this radio station is occupying the space designated for it.
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Originally posted by s2silber
No, it's not been scrapped. It's completed and literally waiting at the door where this radio station is occupying the space designated for it.

So what exactly does that mean for the combiner ? Will the radio station move ? Can they be forced to move ?
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So what exactly does that mean for the combiner ? Will the radio station move ? Can they be forced to move ?

What we need is a win-win resolution for all parties involved. I guess the magic word is money.

"We need this space---we'll pay/offset your moving expenses to another spot...."
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Never had any problems picking up NBC but last night and now this morning I'm getting no OTA signal, anyone having this problem as well?

Thanks, Tony
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Never had any problems picking up NBC but last night and now this morning I'm getting no OTA signal, anyone having this problem as well?

Thanks, Tony

I was getting a zero reading which means NBC is off the air.

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Anyone know why they didn't do last night's Mets game at Shea Stadium in HD on WPIX?

WB 11 usually carries all the home games in HD...
(I'll check today's 1pm game...)

Okay...let me start some wild speculation/rumor...

Hmmm...could they be doing work on the combiner?
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ABC/NBC no transmission-nada....
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No WNBC-DT here either . . . WABC-DT is fine.

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
---Ray Bradbury
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No WNBC-DT here either . . . WABC-DT is fine.

Thought it was just me! WABC-DT is fine for me as well.
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Originally posted by Gary Press
Univision's chairman and founder is A. Jerrold Perenchio; corporate offices in L.A. - 310-556-7676. Univision Radio, the parent of WCAA, is headed by McHenry T. Tichenor, Jr. The radio division is headquartered in Dallas - 214-525-7700.

If, as we suspect, WCAA is holding up the combiner, above are the people in power to change the station's position.

Gary Press

This thread has 2,368 posts, as I write, and 122,283 views. Maybe if enough of us called the numbers above we'd at least put WCAA on notice that they're an obstacle to the viewing rights of millions of people in the New York metropolitan area.
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