MMM let's see....
12.1 a few nights ago was broadcasting MeTV (but not the same feed as 12.4 was showing!!!!) A text msg to one of the 12 engineers cleared that up but I wonder how long that HAD been going on
12.5 seems to be locking up more often..right now, it is stuck on a slide before the beginning of Family Guy....good work guys
22 is showing more black than anything...Black SCREEN that is.....it swapped Soul of the South back to 9 (who watches that .....seriously, NOONE except US knows 9 even exists!)...and the Spanish programming on 22 is not even interesting....the license (if you can call it that) is still in limbo...for those not in the know, 22 claimed and filed for a digital license in 2012....and got a license to cover (that means they built the digital plant and it was on the air!)....1st lie...but they never have...still in analog (and a horrible analog too)....then they tried to renew the DIGITAL license...and got caught....they are now asking for a STA to keep the analog on the air (though it should not have been since 2012!!!) and claims they "forgot"...and was going to renew the digital at the "new" tower site....which I think was proposed to be 4s old tower...and I bet Sinclair doesnt know about that (lie #2
or 3 depending on how you look at it)...and they ID improperly...(only as KUMY...not KUMY-LP, which is not a legal ID or transmission..no analog license exists...nor KUMY-LD as they are not digital!!)...really painted themselves into a corner here...expect a fine from the FCC..
27?? dont get me started...audio all over the place on all subchannels....27.2 still SQUEEZING sides in on 4x3 so you have to make the TV go WIDE to see it in proper aspect....and that makes all the other channels look wide or fat!!! The terrible audio is.....terrible.....If the owner (and I never can spell his name right) wants to run a TV station, GEESH man, get it right..its NOT THAT HARD to set audio levels...whoever is doing local spots needs to be shot....a DVD they play MAY have somewhat ok audio but the 1st spot set they go too is MUFFLED and DISTORTED..In fact, 27.2 showed "Its a Wonderful Life" before NBC did..as well as "Miracle on 34th Street" AND "the Santa Clause" but they did NOT have permission from the owners to do so...and the audio on all three was low with the highs rolled off....One day they are going to get a BIG fine (not from the FCC but from the movie owners!)
In the time I typed the above, I just flipped back to 12.5..the static slide saying "this program contains some material....." Bla bla bla..the one before Family Guy and American Dad get shown...sure enough, its still there....and the episode would be over in 2 minutes anyway...so they wasted 30 mins (how many spots did they not run??)....wow.....
I remember in the 70s and 80s...the engineers and MC ops took pride in the on air signals...now, noone seems to give a s.......I bet Harold and Charlie are spinning in their graves..(EDIT: Some folks thought I may have slighted Richard on the above...NO, one thing, Richard is still among us..and we hope for a long time....and this happening is due to corporate actions....however, before the massive groups started consolidating MC and other programming from one location, the control was more local..Radio has gone down the same path....what you here on a CC/iHM station here, you'll hear the same (garbage) else where...when I was living in Dallas, I went to the Dayton (OH) hamvention..the largest hamfest in the US....A friend of mine, an EE at TI, and I were riding in his rental to grab some lunch...he mentioned about a local FM he USE to love to listen to when he was in town but "lately" they had started to sound like all the others, including KEGL in Dallas...sure enough, the TOH came up and "Wxxx, Dayton.... A Clear Channel radio station" I looked at him and said "Need I say more??"
Time to pack up and move....this market is headed downhill fast (radio was 1st---now TV)