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I have a feeling they will ID as 28.X and 30.X at least thats what the Forum article says
http://www.inforum.com/news/4102426-...newscasts-9-pm

Adding 30.2 and 28.2 to KVLY's broadcasting family opens the door for earlier weekday newscasts from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and a simulcast of the noon news on KXJB, he said.

I know hotdogs mentioned above he(?) is getting 30.X and another member posted they are getting 28.X
30.x out of the towers at the VNL studios and north of East Grand Forks, 28.x out of the Blanchard tower
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I wonder if they will all have the same virtual channel? Or how they will brand since 11.2 will also still be carrying the 720p feed (at least for now).
If the LPTVs are transmitting CBS in 1080i, might they change CBS on KVLY to 480 widescreen (I doubt CBS would let them drop from a full power signal) and put other Weigel channels removed from KRDK on KVLY?
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Up in Pembina last night we picked up 28 and 30 for a while . testing I guess. CBS, CW promos and blank H&I
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That must have been some helluva skip last night given the broadcast patterns of both. Pick them up with good signal? I was writing 30 off completely at my location - but maybe there might be something to work with.
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That must have been some helluva skip last night given the broadcast patterns of both. Pick them up with good signal? I was writing 30 off completely at my location - but maybe there might be something to work with.
I have a great antenna. Get krdk several nights a week and kxjb 11 many nights late with the skip. Love ME Tv Saturday nights. seems to move up the valley nicely . even get PBS 49 from bemidgi once or twice a year. really hoping wdaz adds more than justice to replace the cw.
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K30LR-D (Grand Forks) went on the air today, seems to have PSIP issues now. CBS in 1080i on 30-5, CW in 720p on 30-6, blank image in 480i on 30-7

I was thinking they may use the 11.x virtual channels for those also, similar to what kstp/kstc do with 5.X in Twin Cities..

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I find it interesting that Midco added KRDK-TV HD on channel 4. Usually the single digits are the SD versions, and the 600 range is the HD signals, but they put the HD right on channel 4.

Maybe a sign of no more SD, and just going with the HD channel only?
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IMHO, for our market size, the 9PM newscasts are over done as of this fall, and morning news is adequate..What would be nice would be an 11:00PM newscast, sometimes one doesn't get home in time for the 10:00PM news. Instead of simulcasting the noon news, how about an 11:00AM newscast or 1:00PM?
Amen to that. Every channel having 9:00 and 10:00 news is a bit excessive. And why all the push for 9:00 news - even my 90 year old grandma can stay up for the 10:00 news. Just sayin.
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K30LR-D (Grand Forks) went on the air today, seems to have PSIP issues now. CBS in 1080i on 30-5, CW in 720p on 30-6, blank image in 480i on 30-7

I was thinking they may use the 11.x virtual channels for those also, similar to what kstp/kstc do with 5.X in Twin Cities..
I dont see that happening. After all the Forum article mentioned KVLY saying CW on 28.2 & 30.2
In other markets where Gray did this (put stations on the LP) they didnt combine PSIP with the "mothership"
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I did a re-scan of channels after the CW change and I noticed a "H and I" channel pop up but nothing on it. Is it connected to the Heroes & Icons channel? I googled around but did not see anything that it was going to be active in our area. Anyone know if we are getting it locally soon?
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I did a re-scan of channels after the CW change and I noticed a "H and I" channel pop up but nothing on it. Is it connected to the Heroes & Icons channel? I googled around but did not see anything that it was going to be active in our area. Anyone know if we are getting it locally soon?
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Used to be on KRDK along with Decades and Movies! until last summer (2016). I suspect I was correct that KVLY flexed some muscle with Weigel to get them removed from KRDK and may eventually be on their signals. I'm guessing we'll see CBS go SD on KVLY (remain 1080i on the LPTVs) and then another subchannel or two on KVLY (RF channel 44)
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Used to be on KRDK along with Decades and Movies! until last summer (2016). I suspect I was correct that KVLY flexed some muscle with Weigel to get them removed from KRDK and may eventually be on their signals. I'm guessing we'll see CBS go SD on KVLY (remain 1080i on the LPTVs) and then another subchannel or two on KVLY (RF channel 44)
I got a response from VNL on one of their social media outlets in early Sept that H&I was being targeted for sometime late October/early November.
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In belated news, KRDK is on CableOne channel 4 (as well as Midco), KXJB moved to channel 9 on both providers, and KXJB's CW channel is now on CableOne channel 38 (Midco channel 16 in F-M or 17 in GF)
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I noticed over the weekend, that Midco added KXJB-DT3 H&I on channel 593.
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It looks like it's now available OTA also, per reports from family NW of Grand Forks.
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