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Old 01-16-2016, 02:34 PM
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WRAL is much more powerful than WNCN even though they are on the same tower.
But with OTA reception so much depends on the kind of receiving antenna you have, your location, the terrain, etc. Higher power transmissions can help, but they are no guarantee of easy reception.

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not many people watch WNCN around the triangle market with any regularity. Apparently a lot of viewers can't even get the signal with their indoor antennas.
I use an indoor antenna, and WNCN comes in just fine,
In fact, I tend to have more problems with WRAL and WRAZ, even though those two stations provide a slightly stronger signal.
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WNCT has another evening co-anchor coming in.

They didn't even spell his name right in the press release. #fail

http://wnct.com/2016/01/19/ken-watli...as-new-anchor/

He's really Ken Watlington
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:30 AM
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WNCT has another evening co-anchor coming in.

They didn't even spell his name right in the press release. #fail

http://wnct.com/2016/01/19/ken-watli...as-new-anchor/

He's really Ken Watlington
I think I remember him on WWAY back in the 90s? I guess all the long timers at TV 3 got together and decided to go to WNCT.
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But with OTA reception so much depends on the kind of receiving antenna you have, your location, the terrain, etc. Higher power transmissions can help, but they are no guarantee of easy reception.



I use an indoor antenna, and WNCN comes in just fine,
In fact, I tend to have more problems with WRAL and WRAZ, even though those two stations provide a slightly stronger signal.
17 will work fine if you live close, but when you start moving out a few counties away, those viewers will not get the signal they need to have a picture while stations that run at the full 1 million watts will come in fine. The best antenna for low frequencies on the UHF end is the Winegard HD 8800. Most people with outdoor rigs have those yagi style long nose antennas, and those most times do better at high frequencies above channel 30.
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WNCT has another evening co-anchor coming in.

They didn't even spell his name right in the press release.

He's really Ken Watlington
Wow, ever think that might be intentional? TV people use modifications of their names all the time.
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It is intentional https://www.facebook.com/Ken-Watling...85864/?fref=ts. I am guessing maybe since he is from the local area they changed it to give him a new identity. Who knows.
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Wow, ever think that might be intentional? TV people use modifications of their names all the time.
Idiotcontrol. Interesting name. You must be up there real high in management!
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Idiotcontrol. Interesting name. You must be up there real high in management!
I have friends over on Evans St. They don't deserve the bashing or insinuation that they're too incompetent to spell someone's name correctly.
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Idiotcontrol. Interesting name. You must be up there real high in management!
I have friends over on Evans St. They don't deserve the bashing or insinuation that they're too incompetent to spell someone's name correctly.
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He's right, the new management doesn't deserve that. Old habits die hard. The previous management made the station look like it was in market # 200. To be fair they actually put out a even better product than WNCN now.
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I like WNCT and the product. I was just joking around, with the new members choice of handle (hence the big smile). I also think that they are a good friend to have for whoever they know at the studio. Good friends like that are hard to come by.
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So speaking of WNCT...

Nexstar Broadcasting is buying Media General. I feel bad for the people at WNCT. That station along with many more are about to be absolutely cratered. The lean years will look good when Nexstar is done.
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So speaking of WNCT...

Nexstar Broadcasting is buying Media General. I feel bad for the people at WNCT. That station along with many more are about to be absolutely cratered. The lean years will look good when Nexstar is done.
Maybe they will surprise you. Why do you think this? I am not familiar with Nexstar so I can't say I agree or disagree...

Also it seems WCTI is getting a new set that will be shown next week.
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Maybe they will surprise you. Why do you think this? I am not familiar with Nexstar so I can't say I agree or disagree...

Also it seems WCTI is getting a new set that will be shown next week.
What Trip said.

I don't see how they can cut more costs from WNCN (Raleigh) and still put out a product that's even remotely competitive. Stop doing news? Force WNCN and WNCT into some type of sharing arrangement? $4.6 billion for Media General, they're gonna have to pay for it some how.

Re: WCTI - I REALLY HOPE new graphics are coming. The ones they have currently have been in place for over 10 years!!
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Maybe the FCC will scuttle it. One can hope.
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Nexstar is known for their extensive cost-cutting, to put it nicely.

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Yuck.

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I think they are hurting since Skip passed. The only lively one there is Brian as far as personality goes.
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Unc tv added a 4th channel on Feb 1st.

The North Carolina Channel on the .4 digital sub channel

Directv HD
Samsung UN50H6350 50" LED Smart TV


Channel Master 4228 antenna
Greenville NC, Ral-Durham NC ota market
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