I want to touch on 2 things here
First, if there is a program that should be in HD but our local isn't broadcasting it in HD, then call the channels newsroom(the news room is always open), and then ask for MASTER CONTROLL. Once they answer, ask them to flip the switch, and bam, you have HDTV)
Here are the numbers to call to get in touch with our locals(these may be a little out of date, but I haven't had any problems):
Thanks To Blaney for posting these 2 years ago
WKYC, analog 3, D-2, NBC
Rex Rickly, chief engineer 216-344-3353
Donna Cropf, Programming 216-344-3559
WOIO, analog 19, D-10, CBS
Harry Wilkens, chief engineer, 216-367-7450
Jim Kopanski **engineer, good guy 216-367-7455
Bryan Anderson, programming 216-367-7114
WJW, Analog 8, D-31, Fox
John Cifani, engineer 216-432-4888
WEWS, analog 5, D-15, ABC
Ken Jackson, chief engineer 216-431-3494
About a year or two back, we had a problem with WKYC(freequent dropouts(about every 10 seconds). We organized a group call in effort, and each cleveland area member called in a few times to let engineering know that there were digital channel viewers who want the channel fixed. After a week of the calls, the channel was fixed!
We need to do something like this again(on a larger scale(there are more of us know then there were 2 years ago)).
The Problems that each local has:
Not on the air at the moment.
No 5.1 sound(they have been promising this to us for over a year!!!!!)
Still having occasional dropouts, but nowhere as freequent as they once were
Their signal strenth is crap! It has never been good, and it wont be(rumor has it that they bought the wrong type of antenna for our region).
I dont have any problems with FAUX because they dont broadcast in HDTV!
Ok, others have had HDTV through PBS for 2 years now.....Lets get it together PBS. I understand how Public TV works, but cmon
They have been offering programming for over 6 months....Lets get on the bandwagon here!
I think that if you guys are interested in solving some of these problems, we need to work together. If you guys are up for it we can organize and pick a local per week to annoy untill everything is up to our standards. We may be annoying them, but once HDTV becomes more mainstream, they will be glad that everything is up and running.